$548,459 to study male ‘microaggressions’ toward women

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(Washington FreeBeacon) The National Science Foundation is spending over $500,000 to videotape male engineering students while they work in labs to see if they are causing women to experience “microaggressions.”

The University of Michigan received the funding for a three-year project that is studying whether male college students ignore their fellow female classmates’ work.

“Because engineering is cast as a masculine field, women engineering students can experience subtle yet pervasive stereotypic messages in their learning environments that can negatively influence their experiences,” according to the grant for the study. “This early stage research project will identify specific behavioral manifestations of gender stereotypes—microaggressions—and their cumulative effect on learning, performance, and persistence in introductory engineering course teamwork.”

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