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A Teacher Is Fired Over a Topless Selfie, Stirring a Debate Over Gender Equity - The New York Times
NY: a teacher is fired because of student somehow got hold of a topless photo she had once taken.
nytimes  via:reddit  sexism  sexting 
april 2019 by mcherm
Google, Apple Called Out For Hosting Saudi Government App That Allows Men To Track Their Spouses' Movements | Techdirt
Interesting point. The Saudi government has sponsored building an app to allow men to track and control where the women they own are allowed to travel (yeah, that's overstating it). Why should app stores host this?
sexism  law  appstore  techdirt  via:Techdirt 
february 2019 by mcherm
‘Sleeping with the boss’ rumor is sex discrimination: 4th Circuit | Reuters
One US appeals court determines that taking workplace action against a woman because of rumors she was sleeping with the boss is illegal sex discrimination.
law  sexism  via:reddit 
february 2019 by mcherm
Harvard Study: "Gender Wage Gap" Explained Entirely by Work Choices of Men and Women - Foundation for Economic Education
At a bus company where ALL promotions were purely by seniority, there was a gender pay gap. It was 100% due to differences in working time and such.
sexism  economics  via:HackerNews 
december 2018 by mcherm
Many Ways to Be a Girl, but One Way to Be a Boy: The New Gender Rules - The New York Times
(1) girls age 14-19 value various things but feel valued for their body. (2) boys have pressure to conform to a certain image of masculinity.
sexism  personal_net  via:nytimes 
september 2018 by mcherm
Transgender men talk about life on the other side of the gender divide - The Washington Post
4 detailed stories of how the world treated them differently after they began presenting as male.
sexism  transgender  via:reddit 
july 2018 by mcherm
US kids’ doodles of scientists reveal changing gender stereotypes
% of "researchers" drawn by kids as female goes from 1% in 1960s to 33% today. With huge error bars.
science  sexism  upliftingnews  via:reddit 
march 2018 by mcherm
Why I don't use my real photo when messaging with customers on my website · Kapwing Blog
Lots of sexually harassing (and non-sexually) messages to a support agent with a female image and name; few or none with a male one.
sexism  socialcomputing  via:HackerNews 
february 2018 by mcherm
Against Overgendering Harassment | Slate Star Codex
Men make up 29% of victims of sexual harassment, but our recent news coverage and discussion has completely ignored, even buried that fact, making it more of an anti-man witch-hunt.
ScottAlexander  via:SlateStarCodex  sexism 
december 2017 by mcherm
Contra Grant On Exaggerated Differences | Slate Star Codex
Sexist employment in law, medicine, etc disappeared; in tech, teaching it didn't. Maybe it's not just "sexism" but biologically skewed preferences. Studies support this showing a sexual bias in preference for working with "things" versus "people".
ScottAlexander  sexism  womenintech  science  brain 
august 2017 by mcherm
Farewell my guardian: Some Saudi women are secretly deserting their country | The Economist
The "guardian" laws in Saudi Arabia are driving many capable women out of the country.
sexism  law  via:HackerNews  personal_net 
march 2017 by mcherm
Former engineer says Uber is a nightmare of sexism : technology
I make a lot of comments and get into an extended discussion about supporting women in tech.
mypostings  womenintech  sexism  via:reddit 
february 2017 by mcherm
The truth about the gender wage gap - Vox
Much of the difference in men's and women's wages are due to time away for child care, and being in a profession where working rigid hours is significant.
sexism  salary  vox  via:vox 
august 2016 by mcherm
How the “what’s your current salary?” question hurts the gender pay gap — Medium
If you pay attention to previous salary when setting salary then you persist existing sex discrimination in salaries.
hiring  sexism  via:HackerNews 
may 2016 by mcherm
GitHub's Response to Sexism Complaints
The original complaint ( was harsh. But from this it sounds like GitHub did a good job of responding, once there was heavy media coverage of the issue.
sexism  github 
january 2016 by mcherm
My positive experience as a woman in tech | Lea Verou
Sexism in tech: this author says she has NOT had any problems.
sexism  via:HackerNews 
december 2015 by mcherm
Why I Believe in Intentional Efforts to Increase Diversity - Rand's Blog
An excellent essay on why to struggle to increase diversity, how to do so, and examples of how it has paid off.
sexism  diversity  via:RandFishkin  RandFishkin 
july 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
Why I'm Renaming A Gem
He had a library named "SexMachine". The name offended some people, so he's changing it.
names  sexism  via:HackerNews 
november 2014 by mcherm
Technology Isn't Designed to Fit Women | Motherboard
Lots of technology (from phones to artificial hearts) is made the right size for most men and therefore too big for most women. And no one seems to make a big deal about it.
september 2014 by mcherm
This isn't about iPhones. This is about women being shamed, objectified and treated like property. - Vox
Lots of people wrote on twitter that THEIR phones didn't have an nude photos on them to be stolen. But that's just a form of "slut shaming" and they shouldn't say that.
sexism  security  vox  via:vox 
september 2014 by mcherm
Female-named hurricanes kill more than male hurricanes because people don’t respect them, study finds - The Washington Post
People take fewer precautions with female-named storms. The extremely deadly storms they excluded as outliers were also female-named. The effect carries with the degree of gender stereotyping of the name.
june 2014 by mcherm
Yes all men | Good Math/Bad Math
I argue that he shouldn't focus on "all men are to blame for sexism", but instead focus on "we need to do more", and then list specific things to do.
mypostings  sexism  via:GoodMathBadMath 
may 2014 by mcherm
Booth Babes Don’t Work | TechCrunch
An actual study (he ran two booths at the same show). The one with "booth babes" (hired largely for their looks) generated 1/3 the number of leads as the one staffed by grandmothers.
sexism  marketing  techcrunch  via:boingboing 
january 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
Microsoft Says Smart Bra Monitors Mood - InformationWeek
TERRIBLE idea (and sexist) even though I understand how they arrived at this with no ill intent.
sexism  microsoft  wearables  via:reddit 
december 2013 by mcherm
Lulu - an app for girls to anonymously rate boys - Boing Boing
This story is very different depending on whether it's boys rating girls or vice versa.
sexism  via:boingboing  personal_net 
october 2013 by mcherm
The groups we want to be extra careful about including are the historically-discriminated-against. Eg: women, blacks in South Africa (a majority), but not men in nursing or green-eyed developers.
race  sexism  hiring  martinfowler  fowler  via:MartinFowler 
october 2013 by mcherm
Conference anti-harassment/Policy - Geek Feminism Wiki
A sample anti-harassment policy for a conference or similar group.
discrimination  sexism  via:DavidMacIver 
september 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
“‘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
Adria Richards, PyCon, and How We All Lost | Amanda Blum
An EXCELLENT review of the affair at PyCon where a blogger accused men of making a sexual joke resulting in the firing of one of the men and eventually the firing of the blogger as well. Claims she has shown a pattern of doing this.
feminism  sexism  python  via:HackerNews 
march 2013 by mcherm
Hi, I'm the guy who made a comment about big dongles. First of all I'd like to s... | Hacker News
At PyCon, guy makes sexual joke; is called out publicly by a woman there; PyCon enforces their policy, but then his employer finds out and fires him. See also
sexism  python  via:HackerNews 
march 2013 by mcherm
The Internal Memo That Allowed IBM's Female Employees to Get Married - Rebecca J. Rosen - The Atlantic
Long, long ago, IBM had a policy that they would only employ unmarried women; if you got married you were fired. Here's when they rescinded that policy.
history  sexism  IBM  via:HackerNews 
february 2013 by mcherm
Todd Akin Provokes Ire With ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment -
Apparently, a member of the House Committee for Science believes that women can't get pregnant via "legitimate rape".
politics  sexism  via:npr  nytimes 
august 2012 by mcherm
A Woman's Story - raganwald's posterous
A black woman who became a programmer early in the history of computers.
history  race  sexism 
march 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
Boston API Jam Publishes Eventbrite with Sexist Language, Enrages Community, Sponsors Quick to Pull Out | BostInno
Heroku immediately pulls out when they find inappropriate sexist statements by a hackathon they had been sponsoring.
sexism  heroku  via:HackerNews 
march 2012 by mcherm
For Some Value of "Magic": Childish Behavior
Someone named a python package “upskirt” (for no good reason). This offended people. The PSF decided not to censor it, but Steve Holden blogged about how he wished it had a better name. The person who originally selected the name changed it.
python  sexism  via:HackerNews  mypostings 
july 2011 by mcherm
Blag Hag: When religion protects sexism
Hassidic newspaper published a photo of the White House staff, but photoshopped out the women, then claimed religious justification. That's wrong.
sexism  religion  via:JenMcCreight 
may 2011 by mcherm
The dark side of open source conferences []
Another essay on sexism at conferences; this time, open source conferences.
opensource  sexism  via:HackerNews  personal_net 
december 2010 by mcherm

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