After reading the sexism in peer review paper in Nature, and reading
comments on this group and talking to other people, I was surprised
how common it was for people to say "well that is Sweden, the US is
much more progressive than that country". I can understand not
wanting to believe it could be as bad, but it seems a bit like an
ostrich type of approach.
Anyway, last night as I was reading a time magazine, I came across an
interesting statistic. It seems that the US has 11.7% women in it's
parliament, while Sweden has 40.4% women. I realise politics are a
bit different to science (though sometimes it doesn't feel that way!)
but it shows that things are obviously not as ideal in this country as
some would like to think.