- The Hard Numbers Behind Scholarly Publishing’s Gender Gap | The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Women cluster in certain fields, according to a study of millions of journal articles, while men get more credit.”
- The Inescapable Gender Wage Gap | The Nation: “We earn less than men no matter what we “choose” to do.”
- What Male And Female Scientists Say About Women In Science | BuzzFeed: “Women are underrepresented in science in general, but the gender gap is bigger in some fields than others: physics, for instance, has a much lower percentage of women than biology. Researchers decided to ask scientists themselves why they thought this was — and male and female scientists turned out to have pretty different ideas.” (link to full study: Gender Segregation in Elite Academic Science)
- It Stands to Reason, Skeptics Can Be Sexist Too | Slate Magazine: I spoke out about sexual harassment among atheists and scientists. Then came the rape threats.
- [Warning: anti-feminist] Programming Languages: In layman’s terms, what are the major programming languages, and what are they used for? | Quora: Programming languages described as women/romances. At least the comments pretty much universally call out the sexism.
- Warning over lack of female engineers: “Semta, the sector skills council for science, engineering and advanced manufacturing, has urged industrialists to close the gender gap by getting more women into industry.”
- I’m bored of hearing about your wife | the border house: “Almost every time I go to a tech- or gaming-related conference, I hear middle-aged white men in suits talk about their wives and children. This would be lovely and rather sweet, were it not for the fact that they all seem to be married to the same woman, and they all seem to be raising the same children.”
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