In making my mark in the realm of data and information visualization, it will probably do me good to become a better and more knowledgeable coder. I am now looking into pursuing a little more CS education, and am excited about diving into edX MOOCs in computer science (remember when edX was OCW?). I’ve never … Continue reading Discouraging data: women in CS and IT
[View the story “Gender bias in science – collected links” on Storify] Gender bias in science – collected links Collecting my favorite stories and peer-reviewed studies of gender bias in science. Please ping me at @sandramchung if you have more I should add. Storified by Sandra M. Chung· Wed, Feb 20 2013 16:29:50 “Male-organized symposia … Continue reading Gender bias in science – the links
Profession women friends, do you remember being seduced and inspired by a picture of Licia Ronzulli in the middle of the European parliament wearing her six-week-old-daughter in a sling? No? Let me refresh your memory. Did you smile and sigh? I did. The smile was for the “you go, woman!” sentiment that came from my … Continue reading WTF? American childrearing edition
I read a lot of articles about persistent gender bias in corporate leadership, in academic science, in elementary school classrooms. But I’m also reading more and more stories about the tables truly turning, in some cases not from imploding stereotypes but from persistent ones that backfire. For instance, the New York Times Magazine preview for … Continue reading There goes the ‘manly’ man – and maybe all the rest, too?
I haven’t read The Hunger Games or seen the movie yet, but I’m soaking up lots of sociological analyses and outraged reactions on teh Internets. A story about a fictional, horrendous society seems to be spurring reactions that highlight real-world heinousness. First, I read that some people consider Jennifer Lawrence to be ‘too big’ to … Continue reading The Hunger Games: fiction that brings out racist, sexist reality