- Gail Carmichael muses upon What Your Identity Has to Do With Learning including how this affects women in technology.
- Open to Everyone: How Open Source Communities Can Benefit from Diversity Without Disunity:
Open source is at once a type of software licensing, a community model, an ideology, and a social movement. As a movement aiming not only to promote open source software within the software development community, but also to change the attitudes of commercial users, it can benefit from lessons learned by earlier social movements.
- Under The Microscope: Feminism, Scientists and Sexiness: Sheril Kirshenbaum considers the fallout of being named a “sexy scientist”.
- Teachers can close gender gap in classroom leadership during medical school, study finds / UCLA Newsroom: Half of first-year medical students in the U.S. are women, yet a new UCLA study shows that they volunteer for leadership roles in the classroom significantly less than their male counterparts. Subtle encouragement from teachers, however, can even out the playing field by boosting female students' willingness to identify themselves as leaders.
- Study Examines Gender Stereotypes In Job Applications:
The researchers' prediction that modest male applicants would face hiring discrimination was not supported, however, and she speculates that because men's status is higher than women's, meek men are afforded the benefit of the doubt and are less likely to encounter hiring discrimination than dominant women.
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