From celebrating women in computing to changing the system From celebrating women in computing to changing the system

Posted by jstrecker on 2013.03.16 @ 23:47

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You’re in a roomful of computer scientists. Most of them are women. All of them are there to promote women in computing.

What do you talk about?

What don’t you talk about?

What are you accomplishing?

What aren’t you accomplishing?

These are the questions I’ve been asking about the recent Ohio Celebration of Women in Computing (OCWiC). [more...]

The pseudo-science and pseudo-feminism of Women Don't Ask The pseudo-science and pseudo-feminism of Women Don't Ask

Posted by jstrecker on 2012.01.20 @ 22:49

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You should read this book,” a friend told me. “It says that women don’t make as much as men because they don’t negotiate their salaries.”

The book was Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide, by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever, published in 2003. The notion that “women don’t make as much as men because they don’t negotiate their salaries”, it turns out, is a myth — a myth spun from the sloppy science and sexist assumptions of Women Don’t Ask. [more...]