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Alabama woman loses unborn child after being shot, gets arrested; shooter goes free
What the hell, Alabama? Yes, it was a jury, not prosecutors, who let the shooter off and yes, prosecutors claim she started the fight. But this seems wrong.
law  via:reddit  gender  abortion  overprosecution 
june 2019 by mcherm
The general was female? | ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact
Claims there is clear evidence that an American revolutionary war general was secretly female.
gender  transgender  history  via:HackerNews 
april 2019 by mcherm
Girls and Software | Linux Journal
Eric S Raymond being inviting to and supportive of a 12-yr-old girl who shows up on an open source project discussion group. This is precisely how we ought to operate.
opensource  via:reddit  gender  womenintech  programming 
may 2018 by mcherm
Gender and verbs across 100,000 stories: a tidy analysis – Variance Explained
What verbs occur more often after "he" than after "she" (and vice versa)?
gender  language  via:HackerNews 
april 2017 by mcherm
Capital One launches Eno, a gender neutral AI assistant | Daily Mail Online
Capital One's new chat assistant claims to be "binary" when asked its gender.
CapitalOne  gender  feminism 
march 2017 by mcherm
Gender Bias In Hiring: Interviewing as a Trans Woman in Tech by February Keeney | Model View Culture
Trans please got lots of job offers as a man, none as a woman. An A-B test for IT hiring.
via:reddit  gender  discrimination  hiring 
march 2017 by mcherm
Penis-At-Twelve Syndrome
An exception (not the only one) to the assumption that human gender is as simple as "men and women".
sex  gender  via:SlateStarCodex 
august 2015 by mcherm
My Verdict on Gender Bias in the Workplace | Scott Adams Blog
Scott Adams solicited actual studies on gender bias in the workplace. His summary of the results actually seems startlingly rational and reasonable, and he has advice for feminists: change the message from oppression to "we mostly succeeded".
sexism  gender  research  via:reddit  ScottAdams 
march 2015 by mcherm
College rape: Campus sexual assault is a serious problem. But the efforts to protect women are infringing on the civil rights of men.
Contains actual numbers on campus rapes. The "1 in 4 women" figure is completely bogus; reasonable numbers seem to be between 0.5% and 5%.
slate  gender  statistics 
february 2015 by mcherm
A hilariously sad tale of gender bias — Medium
An excellent little anecdote about gender in the programming profession. And it doesn't bode well. As HN put it: "We don't just need more women in tech, we need fewer assholes."
gender  feminism  programming  softwaredevelopment  via:HackerNews 
september 2014 by mcherm
Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? - Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic - Harvard Business Review
I've got my doubts, but this claims men become leaders more often because we mistake confidence for competence.
gender  personal_net 
march 2014 by mcherm
GOTY 2013: Badass Girls Need Not Apply — The Magazine on Medium — Medium
A critique of poor representation of women in computer games and a poor response from the gaming community to the issue and to those who raise the issue.
via:boingboing  sexism  gender 
january 2014 by mcherm
Am I pretty or ugly? Exploring an unfortunate YouTube phenomenon | Ars Technica
Girls posting videos on YouTube saying "am I pretty?" and getting truly horrible abuse as responses.
feminism  gender  youtube  ArsTechnica  via:ArsTechnica 
october 2013 by mcherm
To my daughter's high school programming teacher | USENIX
A parent's complaint to the teacher who allowed gender-based harassment to ruin their daughter's experience in her first (high school) programming class.
gender  teaching  sexism 
september 2013 by mcherm
I understood gender discrimination once I added “Mr.” to my resume and landed a job – Quartz
His first name is "Kim". He was getting no responses to his resume added the word Mr in front of his name, and after that got many responses.
discrimination  gender  hiring 
july 2013 by mcherm
“‘We Have Always Fought’: Challenging the ‘Women, Cattle and Slaves’ Narrative” by Kameron Hurley — A Dribble of Ink
Women do fight in every wasr ever. They matter to history and not just as wives and mothers. But the stories we tell often don't reflect that, which is not good.
gender  sexism  via:reddit 
may 2013 by mcherm
Brave Princess Backlash - Essential Kids
When the added the girl from "brave" to the princess collection they made her skinnier and bustier, and took away her weapon.
gender  disney  via:boingboing 
may 2013 by mcherm
Darwin Was Wrong About Dating -
This article is an excellent response to those who give pseudo-evolutionary explanations for gender differences. Apparently many recent studies have proven the original studies were wrong and the gender differences don't exist. The evolutionists made up new explanations.
gender  science  nytimes  via:reddit 
january 2013 by mcherm
Promiscuous Males And Choosy Females? Challenging A Classic Experiment : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR
YES!! The original study on promiscuous males and coy females (in fruitflies) was WRONG. It was wrong in fundamental ways that anyone could have seen and yet it wasn't questioned.
science  biology  sex  gender  psychology  ScientificMethod  npr  via:reddit 
december 2012 by mcherm
Sample anti-harassment policy for conferences
This was created as a model policy for conference organizers to use (or at least use as inspiration).
discrimination  gender  conferences  via:BruceSchneier 
august 2012 by mcherm
Dr. Glass and "The Question"
A tale that illustrates a woman's view of the world being missed by a man.
gender  via:reddit 
august 2012 by mcherm
Military Develops Xena-Inspired Armor for Women
The US military finally realizes that women's battle armor should be shaped differently: curved in the upper chest and around the hips.
gender  personal_net 
july 2012 by mcherm
Update on the Hacker Grants Program | Etsy News
They tried hard to recruit women into programming, and succeeded wildly (100x as many applicants!). More of the women required grants.
gender  programming 
june 2012 by mcherm
Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is – Whatever
A really good explanation of "majority privilege" through the lens of a video game.
gayrights  race  gender  philosophy  via:HackerNews 
may 2012 by mcherm
geekchick77 | What she Really said: Fighting Sexist Jokes the Geeky Way
She was sick of a sexist joke... and folks had even written a bot to automatically spam this joke to the chat server. So she wrote a bot that replied to the joke with a random feminist joke. Lots of people became uncomfortable then. A BRILLIANT HACK!
sexism  gender  programming  socialcomputing  hacking 
march 2012 by mcherm
Great Geek Debates: Disney Princesses vs. Hayao Miyazaki | GeekDad |
Why Disney's princesses are poor role models for kids and Miyazaki's female characters are good ones.
gender  parenting  movies  via:reddit 
january 2012 by mcherm
Surprise! Gender equality makes everyone better at math! : Starts With A Bang
Actual research showing that greater numbers of male high-achievers in math is NOT due to male aptitude for math OR greater male variation, but just due to societal and historical pressures.
gender  math  teaching  science  via:reddit 
january 2012 by mcherm
Users Know: STFU About What Women Want
TechCrunch shouldn't publish articles saying that women have biological urges to have babies not do startups.
startup  via:HackerNews  feminism  gender  mypostings  techcrunch 
december 2011 by mcherm
Notes from Two Scientific Psychologists: A brief rant about waist-to-hip ratio
I really hate the way that people make up "evolutionary" arguments for psychological and social phenomenon. I usually think they're just making up explanations for the things they think are true. This article expresses that much better than I can, with a highly detailed example.
via:boingboing  science  gender  evolution  ScientificMethod 
november 2011 by mcherm
The Single-Sex School Myth: An Overwhelming Body of Research Shows that Coeducation Is Better for Girls—and Boys.
Evidence shows single-sex education isn't actually better, and it may reinforce gender steriotypes.
teaching  slate  gender  via:twitter 
november 2011 by mcherm
Women's quest for romance conflicts with scientific pursuits, study finds
Several studies show women (but not men) do worse at math and science if primed to think of romance.
gender  science  research  via:reddit 
august 2011 by mcherm
Is There Anything Good About Men
Women and men may have "equal" abilities but they have different motivation. Men vary more than women. There may be evolutionary reasons for this.
via:HackerNews  gender  psychology  sex  philosophy  feminism  statistics 
july 2011 by mcherm
My Experiences as a Female Software Engineer « Jean Hsu
A woman programmer talks about her experience. She found people difficult to work with when in school, but better in the workplace.
progamming  softwaredevelopment  gender  via:HackerNews 
january 2011 by mcherm
Girls as good in math as boys
large meta study shows girls math proform matches that of boys.
gender  math  teaching  brain 
october 2010 by mcherm
Sir, Can You Help Me With This? — The Good Men Project Magazine
Transgender (F->M) says afterward everyone asks him for computer advice.
october 2010 by mcherm
Outrage of the Week Reversed! Maybe All Men AREN’T Pervs, Airline Realizes « FreeRangeKids
British Airways institutes policy that men can never sit next to unaccompanied minors, only women. Man sues them for $5,000 (to be donated to charity) and a change in policy. He wins.
via:FreeRangeKids  law  gender  sexoffenders  strangerdanger 
august 2010 by mcherm
Is There Anything Good About Men
Claims that men evolved to be more risky, thus women are more average and the extremes (very good, very bad) have more men. Some good sense here, and a lot that's just not real. Hard to tell the difference.
gender  via:HackerNews  philosophy  sociology 
august 2010 by mcherm
Planes, Trains, Automobiles—and Tea Sets: Extremely Intense Interests in Very Young Children
A research paper on how young kids (especially boys) often become obsessed with something.
via:reddit  gender  kids  science 
august 2010 by mcherm
Bioethics Forum - Preventing Homosexuality (and Uppity Women) in the Womb?
On the ethics of giving a drug to prevent homosexuality and also to prevent women from behaving too much like men. Oh yes, giving this drug before birth.
gayrights  sex  gender  ethics  medicine  science 
july 2010 by mcherm
Women scientists on the debate over women in science - Boing Boing
I think this debate is very interesting. My own position, after some thought, is that there *could* be such an effect, but in *today's* society it is dwarfed by social pressure effects and it is useless to try to address it while that is still the case.
gender  philosophy  science  via:boingboing  ethics 
june 2010 by mcherm
Douglas Hofstadter - Person Paper on Purity in Language
A satire in which gender-based language is converted to race-based language, in order to make it clear (by satire) that those who advocate for gender-neutral language have a point.
language  DouglasHofstadter  english  gender  via:HackerNews 
june 2010 by mcherm
TIL The whole truth about Lena [nsfw] : programming
The traditional image used to test image processing is a clip from Playboy.
via:reddit  images  graphics  gender 
may 2010 by mcherm
On Self-Promotion - ongoing by Tim Bray
A response by Tim Bray to Clay Shirky's essay which complained that women aren't sufficiently aggressive at self-promotion.
TimBray  clayshirky  gender 
january 2010 by mcherm
A Rant About Women « Clay Shirky
Women don't exaggerate their own capabilities as much as men, but they should learn to do so because it's an important, useful skill.
gender  clayshirky 
january 2010 by mcherm
Why James Chartrand Wears Women's Underpants | Copyblogger
A (modern) writer explains why she took a male pen name: because she was successful under the male name and not under the female name.
gender  discrimination  writing  via:HackerNews 
december 2009 by mcherm
The fourth sexual orientation? -
Suggests that "asexual" is a 4th sexual orientation (with straight, gay, and bi).
sex  gender  via:reddit  brain 
december 2009 by mcherm
Of Geeks and Girls - Science Notes 2009
Another article with actual research on why there are so few women in computers. This one says that the ENVIRONMENT (such as excessively geeky room decorations) makes a huge (and measurable) difference.
gender  programming  computerscience  via:HackerNews 
december 2009 by mcherm
Transforming the Culture of Computing at Carnegie Mellon
I'd love to see more details of *why*, but CMU raised female participation in CS from 7% to 38% in 5 years.
gender  teaching  computerscience  via:HackerNews 
october 2009 by mcherm
PLoS ONE: Dominance, Politics, and Physiology: Voters' Testosterone Changes on the Night of the 2008 United States Presidential Election
Scientific paper: male human backers of the loosing candidate in an election had lowered testosterone levels after seeing him lose.
via:boingboing  politics  science  gender  election  voting 
october 2009 by mcherm
This shouldn’t be the image of Hack Day
Another sad case for women programmers: lap dances at a Yahoo "hack day".
gender  yahoo  fail  SimonWillison  via:SimonWillison 
october 2009 by mcherm
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