chilly climate


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chilly climate

Used to describe an area in which women's involvement or progress is not encouraged. It is typically applied to fields like politics and academia. I'm the only woman in the sociology department right now, and boy, is it a chilly climate. I can see that I will have a hard time advancing here.
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This study examined the potential moderating effect of chilly climate on woman-scientist identity interference and academic burnout among 363 female undergraduate STEM students.
David Price: Lashing out at the media, attempting to contribute chilly climate, a computer game related damage.
Thinking of going to Baguio City for the chilly climate? Davao has that, too.
The Fins can still smile the most despite their chilly climate
This is another weightier style of pinot that suits the current chilly climate rather well.
The problem of the "chilly climate" in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)--one that is competitive, alienating, and hostile--has been well documented (Fox & Mohapatra, 2007; Settles, Cortina, Buchanan, & Miner, 2013; Xie & Shauman, 2003).
He rose early to make breakfast and heat bath water (otherwise, I would freeze in Benguet's chilly climate).
For women, engineering can be "a pretty chilly climate," Williams said.
Republican Senator Ted Cruz, a conservative firebrand who may run for president in 2016, told CNN: "The American people, they're frustrated with what's happening in Washington but now the responsibility falls on us to lead." While there was talk of conciliation, no major breakthrough in Washington's chilly climate is expected soon.
Had this been the 80s, you would not have been surprised to see an occasional graffito targeting his choice, and the common goodwill for his success might have perished in the chilly climate of mutual tribal paranoia.
For instance, on an interpersonal level, all women can experience a "chilly climate." Hall and Sandler (1984, 1991) describe the indicators of a chilly climate as: the devaluation of women and women's achievements, ignoring women or making them invisible, and singling women out because of their gender.
Sales are easier in northern Europe and in the North of England and Scotland where the typically rich, fruity wines made by Donnafugata bring a bit of Mediterranean warmth to our chilly climate.
Chinese experts are visiting this week to advise on romantic touches get the pair in the mood to mate but they believe Scotland's chilly climate is the best aphrodisiac.
Some of the North American contributions to this discussion, from various disciplinary and experiential perspectives, include: Academic Women (Bernard, 1964), Coming of Age in Academe: Rekindling Women's hopes and reforming the Academy, (Martin, 2000), Breaking Anonymity: The Chilly Climate for Women Faculty, (The Chilly Collective, 1995), and York Stories: Women in Higher Education, (The York Stories Collective, 2000).
The district had chilly climate and students were faced with much problems.