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Spidra Webster
The Pay Gap Is Because of Gender, Not Jobs - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
"Do women get paid less than men because they choose to, by gravitating to lower-paying jobs like teaching and social work? That is what some Republicans who voted down the equal pay bill this month would have you believe. “There’s a disparity not because female engineers are making less than male engineers at the same company with comparable experience,” the Republican National Committee said this month. “The disparity exists because a female social worker makes less than a male engineer.” But a majority of the pay gap between men and women actually comes from differences within occupations, not between them — and widens in the highest-paying ones like business, law and medicine, according to data from Claudia Goldin, a Harvard University labor economist and a leading scholar on women and the economy. “There is a belief, which is just not true, that women are just in bad occupations and if we just put them in better occupations, we would solve the gender gap problem,” Dr. Goldin... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Here Is The Male Version Of Power Girl's Boob Window (NSFW) - http://io9.com/here-is...
Here Is The Male Version Of Power Girl's Boob Window (NSFW)
"Power Girl's costume is infamous for showing off her particular endowments, but what would be the equivalent for a similarly outfitted Power Lad? Artist Cory Walker came up with this male-bodied take on Power Girl, moving her boob window down to the groin. Now showing off the groin isn't exactly equivalent to showing off the breasts, but just like I fear that the breasts will pop out of so many female costumes, I'd be afraid that Power Lad would find his little lad flapping in the wind. This would be convenient if Power Lad needed to relieve himself on the fly, though, sort of like a wildly inappropriate boxer flap." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
I wish the Hawkeye Project and that ilk had come out 20 years ago. I kept trying to get my then-bf to see what I was talking about and he always denied it saying "Superheroes have idealized physiques, too". I was rusty enough on my drafting skills that I didn't have the ability to illustrate the male equivalent (or as close to it as we can get) so that he could actually see what I was talking about. - Spidra Webster
Spidra Webster
Brazilians believe victims deserved sexual assault, study finds | Globalization | DW.DE | 03.04.2014 - http://www.dw.de/brazili...
Brazilians believe victims deserved sexual assault, study finds | Globalization | DW.DE | 03.04.2014
"The results of a recent study in Brazil couldn't be clearer: "Women who wear tight-fitting clothes deserve it when they are attacked," and "If women knew how to behave, there would be fewer rapes." Those were comments a majority of Brazilians said they could identify with, according to a study published at the end of last month by the Brazilian Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA). The survey polled 3,810 people between the ages of 18 and 50 with 58.5 percent agreeing with the first statement and 65 percent with the second. The study's results came as a shock to the public as well as the polling agency. "The results are frightening because they are based on an old patriarchal mentality," said Rafael Osorio, director of socio-scientific studies at IPEA. First India, then Brazil The statements Brazilians agreed with largely mirror similar comments made in India after a number of gang rapes were reported in the media. A video created by the satire group "All India Bakchod"... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Gah. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yeah, it's really awful. I'm sure many people in the US believe the same, deep down, but at least there's social pressure about it. - Spidra Webster
Spidra Webster
Transits Of Venus: 8 Women-Only Subway & Train Cars | Urbanist - http://weburbanist.com/2013...
Transits Of Venus: 8 Women-Only Subway & Train Cars | Urbanist
Transits Of Venus: 8 Women-Only Subway & Train Cars | Urbanist
"Subway sandwich: good if you’re hungry, bad if you’re a female commuter. These 8 women-only transit cars offer groups of gals a grope-free rail road trip. Japanese Rail & Subways Tokyo Metro women-only subway train car (image via: Wikipedia) Japan first introduced women-only subway cars in 1912, though their usage was sporadic and isolated. Modern usage of train and subways carriages specifically restricted to women dates from the year 2000 with the Tokyo Metro succumbing to popular demand for such cars in 2005. Japan subway women-only cars (images via: Apple Daily, The Japan Times and The Grid) They may have been late to the dance but the Tokyo Metro now serves as a model for other city’s and nation’s transit systems on how to do women-only transit right. Designated cars are consistently color-coded (pink, naturally) to avoid confusion by the visually-impaired, signage on the trains in in the stations is profuse, and transit police are on hand to enforce the rules. Rio de Janeiro... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Huh. I didn't see any of the women's only cars in Tokyo - and we rode the Metro system most of the time (there are several competing railways.) I wonder if it is just on some lines within the system. - Jennifer Dittrich
Lately I've been listening to a short program of news in "easy Swedish". Yesterday's ep had a report on that Brazilian poll and mentioned women-only cars in Brazil. I was trying to look up a report on it and found this. - Spidra Webster
Spidra Webster
Olive Bowers hits out at surfer sexism - http://www.smh.com.au/sport...
Olive Bowers hits out at surfer sexism
"Olive Bowers is not exactly a veteran of the ocean, but at 13 she has enough experience to know what she likes and what she doesn't when it comes to surfing. Best is catching a clean wave in the summer; worst is some of the sexism that still lingers in the sport. What she encountered when she picked up a copy of Tracks magazine, which bills itself as ''the surfers' bible'', prompted her to write a fierce letter to its editor, Luke Kennedy, objecting to the way it portrays women. As Bowers flicked through the pages, she was surprised to encounter only one picture of a woman: ''She was called 'Girl of the Month' and she wasn't even on a beach. She was just standing in a dark room.'' Then Bowers looked at the magazine's website. ''There was one video of Stephanie Gilmore surfing. That was pretty good. But even if there was a 1000 videos of girls surfing there was still that section that was called 'Girls' and you clicked on it and it was all girls that weren't even surfing. Just in... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Twitter / saliltripathi: Royal Mail remembers an Indian ... - https://twitter.com/saliltr...
Twitter / saliltripathi: Royal Mail remembers an Indian ...
"Royal Mail remembers an Indian heroine of World War II: pic.twitter.com/0tCnO69Cf8" - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
The rise of the female cyclist: From the medal-winning track-speedsters to school-run mums - Green Living - Environment - The Independent - http://www.independent.co.uk/environ...
The rise of the female cyclist: From the medal-winning track-speedsters to school-run mums - Green Living - Environment - The Independent
"A year ago, Peter Sagan, a jockish Slovakian road racer, pinched the bottom of a young podium girl as she kissed the winner of the Tour of Flanders. As a scandal, it was minor by cycling standards, but it symbolised a major issue. The cyclist, who had finished second in the Belgian classic, apologised, but his actions and their fall-out had already said something more about a sport in which women have often been valued for their bearing in tight dresses. Because what few fans gleaned in the coverage of the pinch was that, on the same day, the brilliant Dutch cyclist Marianne Vos won the women's version of the race. Typically, it had not been televised." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Where women don’t belong: 2 strategies you and I both use to keep women out of science - http://curt-rice.com/2014...
Where women don’t belong: 2 strategies you and I both use to keep women out of science
"f you’d stop believing the myth that women are too slow out of the gate when they are supposed to add numbers, and if you start believing the fact that men are too fast, we might be able to make a little progress on gender balance in technical careers. It won’t be enough to fix it, but it will at least help us trudge in the right direction. The myth to bust says that women are worse than men at math. The fact we need to acknowledge is that men overestimate their skills. Mythbusting in this case requires you to believe that you don’t always know what you believe. It works like this: You have some beliefs. If you think carefully, if you look in the mirror, if you engage in introspection, you can find out what your beliefs are. Except not always. There are some beliefs we hold that we can’t discover by ourselves. These ones are simply unavailable via introspection. It’s annoying to admit it, but the evidence is strong. It’s like a blindspot. We can’t see the effects on our vision where... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
"Scandinavian Men Say No, Thanks to All-male Panels Even in Scandinavia, well known for its large female political representation, public debate is dominated by men. Business conferences with a 100 percent male speaker lineup are not rare. Some of these men are tired of debating only men, and are taking action to change it. In Sweden and Norway, male speakers are now refusing to participate in conferences and panel discussions without female representation. The idea is that men, when they are invited to speak at a conference or participate in a debate panel, will ask whether women are represented on the programme. If not, they will turn the invitation down say no, thanks. In Sweden the campaign, with the hashtag #tackanej, was launched in November last year by three men, supported by the organization Equalisters. It has attracted more than 200 signatures, ranging from established media personalities to university professors and successful entrepreneurs. - It’s time for us men to stand... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
"This plaque to Emily Wilding Davison was put up in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft by Tony Benn MP. Tony Benn said in the House of Commons in 2001: 'I have put up several plaques—quite illegally, without permission; I screwed them up myself. One was in the broom cupboard to commemorate Emily Wilding Davison, and another celebrated the people who fought for democracy and those who run the House. If one walks around this place, one sees statues of people, not one of whom believed in democracy, votes for women or anything else. We have to be sure that we are a workshop and not a museum.'" - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
There's a photo of the plaque and its inscription at the link. Bookmarklet wouldn't import it. - Spidra Webster
Spidra Webster
Why we need a women’s movement in bicycling | Taking the Lane - http://takingthelane.com/2014...
"In the wake of the 3rd annual National Women’s Bicycling Forum in DC last week, there’s been some buzz online—does it make sense to have a separate women’s event? Does it help or does it segregate? Is the women’s forum the reason that the ensuing National Bike Summit was largely populated and led by white men? Does having a separate event mean women are accepting “separate but equal” status? Or is it empowering? Or a little of both? A lot of folks are talking about this, and with a lot of uncertainty. I’ve been thinking about this for a long time. What do you do when a community or movement you love isn’t working? More specifically, when it isn’t working for you and for other people like you? And when this is a problem not just for the folks who are excluded, but for everyone who’s kind of stuck in a rut and missing out on the ideas and leadership new participants have to offer? I’ve felt this way at times in the bicycle movement. I’ve also, at times, felt exhausted from fighting the... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Twitter / HistoryNeedsYou: We can all make a change for ... - https://twitter.com/History...
Twitter / HistoryNeedsYou: We can all make a change for ...
"We can all make a change for #IWD2014 and fix the the flawed demographic balance in @UKParliament #DeedsNotWords pic.twitter.com/uFJv2W5B5e" - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Twitter / HistoryNeedsYou: Emily Wilding Davison was the ... - https://twitter.com/History...
Twitter / HistoryNeedsYou: Emily Wilding Davison was the ...
"Emily Wilding Davison was the first woman of @UKParliament in 1911. #IWD2014 #Emilymatters #DeedsNotWords pic.twitter.com/w2V1NrPMY2" - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Twitter / HelenPankhurst: Our first suffragette arrives ... - https://twitter.com/HelenPa...
Twitter / HelenPankhurst: Our first suffragette arrives ...
"Our first suffragette arrives for #WIHS. #IWD #IWD2014 Beautiful. http://Www.careinternational.org.uk/IWD2014 pic.twitter.com/u9283yqUgy" - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
On a lighter note. . . | Feminist Philosophers - http://feministphilosophers.wo...
On a lighter note. . . | Feminist Philosophers
Female Conference Speaker BINGO - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Anna Sundström - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
"Anna Sundström, born as Anna Christina Persdotter, (born in Kymlinge, Spånga, 26 February 1785 - 1871), was a Swedish chemist. She was the assistant of the chemist and scientist Jöns Jacob Berzelius from 1808 to 1836. Anna Sundström has been referred to as the first female chemist in Sweden.[1] Anna Persdotter was the daughter of the farmer Per Jansson, and later took the name Sundström. Early on, she moved to the capital to serve as a maid, and was in 1808 employed as the housekeeper of Jöns Jacob Berzelius. She acted effectively as his assistant and co worker during his laborations. During her work she was educated in chemistry and acquired a vast knowledge within it. Berzelius stated : "She is used to all my equipment and their names to such a degree that I could without hesitation make her distill Hydrochloric acid." [2] Sundström also administrated his laboratory as well as supervised his students, who affectionally called her "strict Anna". She was forced to end her employment when Berzelius married Elisabeth Poppius in 1836." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Twitter / scanters: I checked and they don't do ... - https://twitter.com/scanter...
Twitter / scanters: I checked and they don't do ...
"I checked and they don't do pints of gin, free tampons, and an end to gender generalisations. pic.twitter.com/QurKNYlV1S" - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Female WWII pilot takes to the skies again for her 100th birthday - http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/lifesty...
Female WWII pilot takes to the skies again for her 100th birthday
"In 1930s Chicago, Jeri Truesdell scraped together enough extra money to pay for four years of flying lessons, a novel hobby for women in the pre-war years. Always adventurous, Truesdell, was a member of the Chicago Girls Flying Club even before she reached the required number of hours to fly solo, and since she couldn’t take the controls, volunteered to parachute out of a plane as part of a 1939 air show. “Well, I sprained my ankle on the landing, but it wasn’t all that bad,” she recalled. “It was exciting, that’s for sure.” At the outbreak of World War II, Truesdell volunteered to become a Civil Air Patrol Pilot, then moved to Atlanta in 1942 to train female pilots in the Navy’s Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service — or WAVES — division. She continued to fly, but recalls her last day at the controls almost two decades ago, when she flew a round trip from Van Nuys Airport to the Central Valley in a rented private plane. On Friday morning, Truesdell — long ago nicknamed... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
That's cool! - Anne Bouey
Definitely a cool way to spend a 100th bday. - Spidra Webster
Jessie
‘Corpse-picking’ warning given - Taipei Times - http://www.taipeitimes.com/News...
"Ahead of Valentine’s Day, the Modern Women’s Foundation yesterday reminded the public, especially women, to be on alert for “corpse-picking” — a term used to describe people taking an unconscious or drunk woman home or to a hotel for sex. Citing recent media reports about three men who picked up a drunk and unconscious woman outside a karaoke parlor in New Taipei City (新北市), taking her to a hotel, but giving up their plan after she woke up, the foundation said “corpse-picking” happens all too often, especially around holidays, including Valentine’s Day. “Last year, the Modern Women’s Foundation handled 250 cases of sexual assault, 50 of which involved the rape of a woman who had gotten drunk and/or lost consciousness,” foundation deputy chief executive Lin Mei-hsun (林美薰) told a news conference in Taipei. “Such incidents usually happen between 2:30am and 3am, around KTV parlors or nightclubs, and the rapist could be someone the victim knows or a stranger,” Lei said." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Lai Fang-yu (賴芳玉), an attorney who has long been involved in the women’s rights movement, said that regardless of what the act is called, it is a crime. “The victim may not have resisted because she was drunk to the point of unconsciousness, but that does not mean she approves of what the rapist is doing to her. That makes it a crime,” she said. “Even if the victim can react a little, if she is not fully conscious, it is still considered a crime.”" - Jessie
"Some people may think that “corpse-picking” is a side effect of nightlife culture, but Lai said she does not agree. “It is not part of a culture, it is a crime,” she said." - Jessie
Shout it from the mountaintops Ms. Lai. - Anika
Spidra Webster
The Little Girl from the 1981 LEGO Ad is All Grown Up, and She’s Got Something to Say - http://www.womenyoushouldknow.net/little-...
The Little Girl from the 1981 LEGO Ad is All Grown Up, and She’s Got Something to Say
"In mid-January, this article on The Huffington Post hit my Facebook newsfeed like a Justin Bieber deportation petition—it was everywhere. In it, HuffPost Family News Editor Jessica Samakow writes: Pay attention, 2014 Mad Men: This little girl is holding a LEGO set. The LEGOs are not pink or “made for girls.” She isn’t even wearing pink. The copy is about “younger children” who “build for fun.” Not just “girls” who build. ALL KIDS. In an age when little girls and boys are treated as though they are two entirely different species by toy marketers, this 1981 ad for LEGO — one of our favorite images ever — issues an important reminder. 1981 lego ad Something about this piece with the iconic 1981 ad tapped the zeitgeist and it became one of HuffPo’s more viral articles in recent memory, receiving over 60,000 shares. And along the way, the small world of Facebook led to a comment thread on my wall where someone, upon seeing the little red-haired girl holding her LEGOs, wrote, “Hey, I know... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
101 Women Artists Who Got Wikipedia Pages This Week | ARTnews - http://www.artnews.com/2014...
101 Women Artists Who Got Wikipedia Pages This Week | ARTnews
101 Women Artists Who Got Wikipedia Pages This Week | ARTnews
"Last Saturday, about 600 volunteers in 31 venues around the globe engaged in a collective effort to change the world, one Wikipedia entry at a time. In the United States, Canada, Australia, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, in nonprofits and art schools, in museums and universities, these people—mostly women—set out to write entries, uncredited and unpaid, for the fast-growing crowd-sourced online encyclopedia. Editors working around the resource table, Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon, at Eyebeam in New York City. PHOTO: MICHAEL MANDIBERG Editors at the resource table during the Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon at Eyebeam in Chelsea. CC BY-SA MICHAEL MANDIBERG They had answered a call for the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, a massive multinational effort to correct a persistent bias in Wikipedia, which is disproportionally written by and about men. The event, whose epicenter was the New York art and technology center Eyebeam, is part of a larger movement, only... more... - Spidra Webster
Cool :) - Brent Schaus
Much needed. I wish there were a Wikipedia editing tutorial I could attend. Women need to be better represented in general on Wikipedia. - Spidra Webster
Spidra Webster
PLOS ONE: The Role of Gender in Scholarly Authorship - http://www.plosone.org/article...
PLOS ONE: The Role of Gender in Scholarly Authorship
"Gender disparities appear to be decreasing in academia according to a number of metrics, such as grant funding, hiring, acceptance at scholarly journals, and productivity, and it might be tempting to think that gender inequity will soon be a problem of the past. However, a large-scale analysis based on over eight million papers across the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities reveals a number of understated and persistent ways in which gender inequities remain. For instance, even where raw publication counts seem to be equal between genders, close inspection reveals that, in certain fields, men predominate in the prestigious first and last author positions. Moreover, women are significantly underrepresented as authors of single-authored papers. Academics should be aware of the subtle ways that gender disparities can occur in scholarly authorship." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
No 'Cohabitation' For Alabama State's First Female President : Code Switch : NPR - http://www.npr.org/blogs...
No 'Cohabitation' For Alabama State's First Female President : Code Switch : NPR
"Alabama State University will soon have its first female president. But trustees at the historically black college put a stipulation in her that critics say is a setback for equality. Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd will become the president of her alma mater next month. Her contract requires the 58-year-old engineer to move into the president's home on the Alabama State University campus in Montgomery. Gwendolyn Elizabeth Boyd, Alabama State University's first female president. Gwendolyn Elizabeth Boyd, Alabama State University's first female president. Debbie Elliot/NPR Another clause states "for so long as Dr. Boyd is President and a single person, she shall not be allowed to cohabitate in the President's residence with any person with whom she has a romantic relation." Lisa Maatz, vice president of government relations at the American Association of University Women, says she would be "amused" if she wasn't so disappointed. "At this point are we going to be monitoring sleepovers? Does she... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Wait seriously? - Steve C
Apparently... - Spidra Webster
Spidra Webster
Your Boss Shouldn't Be the Boss of Your Birth Control | Bitch Media - http://bitchmagazine.org/post...
Your Boss Shouldn't Be the Boss of Your Birth Control | Bitch Media
Your Boss Shouldn't Be the Boss of Your Birth Control | Bitch Media
"Your Boss Shouldn't Be the Boss of Your Birth Control Politics post by Andrew Daar on December 2, 2013 - 12:08pm; tagged birth control, reproductive rights. birth control pills At times, it can seem like the best way to get good treatment from the government is to be a corporation. Since corporations are people and have free speech thanks to the Citizens United decision, do they have any other rights normally afforded to human citizens? Depending on what the Supreme Court decides in coming months, corporations may have the right to decide their employees’ birth control choices. On November 26, the Supreme Court agreed to hear two cases concerning the part of the Affordable Care Act that requires for-profit employers to cover contraceptives in their health care plans. The cases were brought by Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned craft supply chain store, and Conestoga Wood Specialties, a furniture store owned by a Mennonite family. The majority shareholders of these companies argue that... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
I tried to respond to the comment that the article is invalid because they reject the title. I can't even fathom the word play it requires to convince yourself that trying to dictate the coverage of health insurance isn't bossy. - Heather, 30k Camper
Spidra Webster
Women pilots of WWII will get grand recognition in Rose Parade - latimes.com - http://www.latimes.com/local...
Women pilots of WWII will get grand recognition in Rose Parade - latimes.com
"For so many years, their service was largely forgotten. In the midst of World War II, with legions of male pilots overseas, the 1,102 young women comprising the Women Airforce Service Pilots flew more than 60 million miles domestically, test-flew repaired military aircraft and ferried non-flying male military officers around the country. But as the war neared its end and the men returned, their program was disbanded. Nearly 70 years later, with millions of people watching, their service will be celebrated in grand style with a float in the 125th Rose Parade on Jan. 1. WASPs from across the country have been raising money for the float and the trip to Pasadena for the reunion of a lifetime. "They're all about 90 years old, but they're coming and they're saying, 'Give me a blanket and hot coffee, and we'll be fine,' " said Kate Landdeck, vice president of the nonprofit Wingtip-to-Wingtip Assn., which is sponsoring the float. Flora Belle Reece, 89, will be one of eight WASPs to ride... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
And the Ladies’ Choice Award for Gynotician of the Year Goes to…. - http://www.plannedparenthoodac...
And the Ladies’ Choice Award for Gynotician of the Year Goes to….
And the Ladies’ Choice Award for Gynotician of the Year Goes to….
"You remember our newly-coined term gynotician? A politician who feels more qualified than women and their doctors to make women's health care decisions. It seems there were quite a few politicians across the country trying to earn the Gynotician title and get involved in the personal and private medical decisions best left up to a woman, her faith, and her family. This year's nominees include: Nominee: North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Pat McCrory Governor Pat McCrory went for the triple crown in this category. McCrory went back on his OWN campaign promise made less than a year before the bill passed and signed legislation that significantly reduced NC women's access to safe and legal abortion. It strips city and county employees of abortion coverage and denies women and their families the option of buying a health plan that covers abortion through the health care exchange, even though the federal law requires consumers use their own money to pay for it. The most infamous element... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
9 Ways Male Comedians Can Be Allies To Female Comedians - http://www.buzzfeed.com/aalutki...
9 Ways Male Comedians Can Be Allies To Female Comedians
"This list was inspired by John Frusciante, Upright Citizen Brigade Theatre’s Artistic Associate, who recently wrote a post about submissions for SPANK from female comedians at UCB. Many of the issues he touches on are more universal. Where are the women at the top? What do they need to feel like having their own show (or Presidency or Stanley Cup) is possible? It’s a long road to travel to get to the point where you can write your own show. Female comedians go through a lot in order to get there. Things male comedians don’t have to think about. Comedy, like most creative industries, is a pyramid and we need a strong base. The question is what can we do for women along the way, before they get to that one woman show. If you, a male comedian, would like to see yourself at the top and to look around and see women there too, the following are a few tips on how to be an ally to ladies in comedy along the way. Full Disclosure: I’m a cis woman! I’ve been taking improv classes at UCB since... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Clara Immerwahr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Clara Immerwahr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Clara Immerwahr (June 21, 1870 – May 2, 1915) was a German chemist and the wife of fellow chemist Fritz Haber. Clara Immerwahr was the youngest daughter of chemist Philipp Immerwahr and his wife Anna Krohn. Immerwahr studied at the University of Breslau, in 1900 attaining her degree and a Ph.D. in chemistry under Richard Abegg. Her dissertation was entitled Beiträge zur Löslichkeitsbestimmung schwerlöslicher Salze des Quecksilbers, Kupfers, Bleis, Cadmiums und Zinks (Contributions to the Solubility of the Slightly Soluble Salts of Mercury, Copper, Lead, Cadmium, and Zinc). She was the first woman Ph.D. at the University of Breslau [1] and received the designation magna cum laude.[2] Marriage and work Immerwahr married Haber in 1901. She was from a Jewish family, and had converted to Christianity in 1897.[3][4] Due to societal expectations that a married woman's place was in the home, her ability to conduct research was limited. She instead contributed to her husband's work without... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Pain, Pus & Poison: The Search for Modern Medicines states pretty unequivocally that Clara was against Haber's chemical warfare work. He accused her publicly of being a traitor for wanting an end to his work in chemical warfare. - Spidra Webster
Spidra Webster
Why Marketers Fear The Female Geek | Howtonotsuckatgamedesign.com - http://howtonotsuckatgamedesign.com/2013...
Why Marketers Fear The Female Geek | Howtonotsuckatgamedesign.com
Why Marketers Fear The Female Geek | Howtonotsuckatgamedesign.com
"So, there is this story making the rounds, where Paul Dini on a podcast explains why execs do not want female viewers for their super hero shows. There’s a link in the resources below, but the gist of it is basically “Girls do not buy our merchandise.” Sounds horrible right? People are shocked! Yeah, well, it’s worse then you think. Here is the reasoning, that drive execs and marketers to pro-actively exclude women from their audiences and to pro-actively encourage a culture in which women do not feel welcome. This is why we can’t have nice things… or can we? Target Group Optimization Imagine for a couple of paragraphs, that you manufacture your own range of candy bars and now plan to sell them. And I’m a marketing guy, consulting you on how to market that candy bar successfully: You are willing to spend 100$ on marketing. This money goes into designing a brand, brand communication and into buying ad space in magazines, on tv and on websites. You market your candy bar equally to men... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
An acquaintance of mine who works in the gaming industry thinks this is spot-on. - Spidra Webster
Holy crap, that Battleship box illustration from the '60s is unbelievable. - Spidra Webster
Spidra Webster
Physicists show bias against female job applicants - physicsworld.com - http://physicsworld.com/cws...
Physicists show bias against female job applicants - physicsworld.com
"A US study has found that researchers assessing the employability of early-career scientists subconsciously favour male students over females. The bias, which was seen to exist in both male and female physicists and was also exhibited by chemists and biologists, is thought to be a contributing factor towards the underrepresentation of women in physics. Undertaken by psychologist Corinne Moss-Racusin and colleagues from Yale University, the study involved 127 tenured scientists across six universities in the US being asked to provide feedback on an excerpt from a job application for a graduate-level lab-technician post at another institution. The excerpt – developed by an academic panel – was designed to be as realistic as possible and was identical, except that 64 of the scientists were told the applicant's name was Jennifer, while the other 63 were told the applicant's name was John. The scientists were told that their feedback would help the applicant's career development, unaware... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
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