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Let’s talk about gender, SLP
Two new papers talk about the impact of gender on our female-majority profession.
September 4, 2022
If you’ve ever been to an SLP conference or workshop, you might have noticed something weird about the bathrooms. Specifically, the queues for the bathrooms. More specifically, the queues for the women’s bathrooms. Women’s bathroom queues are famously longer than men’s bathroom queues, but this is on a ridiculous scale–which is to say, if you haven’t noticed that there’s a gender imbalance in SLP (around 94% women, with minor international variation), you haven’t been paying attention.
We were aware of some past research about gender and SLPs…
Lindsay, S., & Kolne, K. (2022). A scoping review of the role of gender within speech-language pathology practice. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2022.2037707
Skeat, J., Attrill, S., & Hersh, D. (2022). Feminist research in a female-dominated profession: How can this lens help us to understand ourselves better in speech-language pathology? International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2022.2047785
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