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Estelle Weyl on Twitter: "if taking a husband's name was really about minimizing confusion especially around children, of cis-hetero couples where only one changes their name, you would see 50% of men changing their names instead of 99+% women. It's sexis
“if taking a husband’s name was really about minimizing confusion especially around children, of cis-hetero couples where only one changes their name, you would see 50% of men changing their names instead of 99+% women.

“It’s sexism. Not convenience.”
names  sexism  twitter  2018  estellevw 
11 hours ago by handcoding
Silicon Valley’s weapon of choice against women: shoddy science | Angela Saini | Opinion | The Guardian
Indeed, psychological studies show that there are only the tiniest gaps, if any, between the sexes, including areas such as mathematical ability and verbal fluency. Navigating this complicated field for my latest book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, I was told by a prominent American researcher into sex difference that he no longer refers to brains as sexually dimorphic, because the science simply doesn’t support this. There isn’t a neuroscientist alive who can say with confidence which sex any given brain belongs to.

... What [evo psych fans] fail to understand is that there are published scientific papers out there to support every possible opinion, even that black people are intellectually inferior to white people. Getting published doesn’t make an idea true, it only means that someone has managed to get it into print. In evolutionary psychology, theories are sometimes little more than speculation strung together with scant evidence.
guardian  gender  sex  science  psychology  sexism 
17 hours ago by cmananian
The Ping-Pong Theory of Tech Sexism
Sexism is subtle. It's insidious. It's rarely: "Her idea is bad because she's a woman," it's: "I'm not sure why, but something's telling me her idea is not good."
tech  sexism  culture  management  leadership  feminism  gender  comics 
23 hours ago by spaceninja
Mendelberg, T. and Karpowitz, C.: The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions (Paperback and eBook) | Princeton University Press
"Do women participate in and influence meetings equally with men? Does gender shape how a meeting is run and whose voices are heard? The Silent Sex shows how the gender composition and rules of a deliberative body dramatically affect who speaks, how the group interacts, the kinds of issues the group takes up, whose voices prevail, and what the group ultimately decides. It argues that efforts to improve the representation of women will fall short unless they address institutional rules that impede women's voices.
"Using groundbreaking experimental research supplemented with analysis of school boards, Christopher Karpowitz and Tali Mendelberg demonstrate how the effects of rules depend on women’s numbers, so that small numbers are not fatal with a consensus process, but consensus is not always beneficial when there are large numbers of women. Men and women enter deliberative settings facing different expectations about their influence and authority. Karpowitz and Mendelberg reveal how the wrong institutional rules can exacerbate women’s deficit of authority while the right rules can close it, and, in the process, establish more cooperative norms of group behavior and more generous policies for the disadvantaged. Rules and numbers have far-reaching implications for the representation of women and their interests."
to:NB  books:noted  sexism  institutions  democracy  re:democratic_cognition 
2 days ago by cshalizi
The Subtle Sexism Of Your Open Plan Office
Open office plans make women feel more looked at, observed and, subsequently, judged for their appearances. Men don’t experience a change in perception by others, but women do. (Also, lack of privacy causes more issues for women than for men.)
research  sexism  company  culture  studies 
3 days ago by KuraFire

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