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Gender Smog – Dell Version

Hat tip to reader James Ramsey… What do women really need in computer? Because, what with our vaginas and all, our computing needs are so, so different from those of men. Thank the goddess Dell is looking out for us, with its helpful marketing strategy that emphasizes “color schemes, cases and dieting tips”. Oh my…

Over at Uncertain Principles, Chad frets about committing physics heresy via a reading of Goldilocks and the Three Bears to his young offspring. The story may convey a useful moral message, but it’s way off base on the physics. After all, the Papa Bear, being the biggest, presumably has the largest bowl of porridge. Here,…

Rethinking The Shoe Thing

I’ve been thinking a lot lately, and it seems to me that I spend way too much time puking on other peoples’ shoes and not nearly enough time prancing about in my own fancy high heels. So this past weekend I did some shopping. Here’s one result: Let me tell you, Mr. Zuska is happy…

Why Can’t Women Do Anything Great?

Yeah, I should be asleep, restoring strength for spending another day with mom. But I’m catching up on email and blogs and preparing for the upcoming Diversity in Science Carnival WHICH YOU SHOULD TOTALLY BE WRITING SOMETHING FOR – GET BUSY, NOW! And in the course of all that I read this post by Stephanie…

Over at Fairer Science, at the end of an excellent rant about the uselessness of one-shot workshops, Pat Campbell writes: One other thing, if I see one more article about why there aren’t more women in science that concludes “it’s the children” I am going to run amuck. This one says “Women don’t choose careers…

Women and Their Sexy Hawt Bodies: Reprise

So, to recap: A couple of women are having a conversation, and the topic turns to tit-ogling. “No one should be staring at my tits in the workplace,” they all agree. “That makes me uncomfortable, creates a hostile work environment, and constitutes sexual harassment! How difficult is it to look at my eyes? Staring and…

UPDATE: Apparently it was not clear to some people that the second “quote” below is a parody written by me, of the first quote written by someone else. I hope this clears it up. You may want to advocate for gender equity in science and engineering. But you are just wasting your energy. Pat O’Hurley…

You Have To See It To Believe It

A reader recently emailed me about Sociological Images. What a great blog! WHY: What with the kids these days being all media-saturated, a good image is often more effective for getting a point across than all the citations, repetition, or jumping up and down and saying “really I swear” can ever do. This blog is…

Ask a Scienceblogger asks: ” What’s the deal with “virgin birth” (parthenogenesis)?” Many people, when they hear “virgin birth”, think of the Virgin Mary. But all good Catholics know that Mary, Queen of Heaven, is not a true example of parthenogenesis. Really – do you imagine that the Catholic church would let a mere female…

Stuff I Read and Thought You’d Like

Some great posts on other blogs you may have missed reading: Language Log has a great critique of the new PBS show WordGirl, which I found via Fairer Science. If that’s not enough to make you grind your teeth, then read Pat’s roundup on the Bionic Woman, Ubisoft’s Imagine video games, and Barbie Girls. Bleah.…