- Alice Adams writes about What women want and how not to give it to them, which includes a list of things companies do that cause their attempts at hiring more women to be ineffective.
- Chantaal wrote to xbox live to downgrade her own account. The xbox customer service response assumes she’s asking on her nonexistent son’s behalf. Others say they’ve had similar issues.
- SMBC tackles the ‘why so few women in math’ issue.
- ï»¿ï»¿ï»¿Rocket nerd Cicutae writes:
â€œDo you have any questions Sir?â€ The response was almost always the same â€“ a glance at me, a cursory â€œYeah.â€, and then they would turn to one of my male colleagues and direct the question to one of them.
I donâ€™t blame my co-workers. They clearly know far more about the rocket than I do. I mean, they haveÂ penises. All I have is the fact that I was the one who designed the damn rocket. *sigh*
- HP’s CEO has stepped aside after he was found to have “ï»¿breached its Standards of Business Conduct” in circumstances surrounding events that led to him being cleared of involvement in “ï»¿the sexual harassment of a contractor”.
- A professor at University of Colorado’s Business School says that:
Attractive women were discriminated against when applying for jobs considered â€œmasculineâ€ and for which appearance was not seen as important to the job. Such positions included titles like manager of research and development, director of finance, mechanical engineer and construction supervisor.
- Sometimes, you get what you’ve asked for when ordering “girls” shirts.
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