The gatherings around the globe for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science were occasions for celebration, but they were, more importantly, opportunities to discuss further progress for young women in the field to become leaders.
By Dr. Melanie McBride
Associate Professor, Arts and Humanities at American Public University
Back in 2000, Shelley Taylor and her colleagues introduced us to the idea that flight or fight was a typically male response to stress. Women have another instinctive move that Taylor identified as â€œtend and befriend,â€ meaning that women in stressful situations gather social support by talking with friends. It turns out that many things that we know about the brain are actually things that we know about the male brain.