Coasting down the wave of good kudos from my post on IITP Techblog, where I was applauded for being positive about all this 'gender stuff', comes this gem via the Guardian. Go on, go check it out and come on back when you're done. So, let me enlighten you, dear reader, as to why it's … Continue reading Enough already!
There are just so many articles written about women and tech. We admit that there is a gender gap in hiring, a gender gap in pay and a gender gap in management. We look at the stats and lament at the numbers of girls choosing to start a STEM based degree, and then lament again … Continue reading Unconscious Bias
A friend of mine posted this pic on social media... Which is a nice and affirming picture for our young at heart slightly older population. Awww, isn't that nice... you can TOTALLY be a superhero... if you are an old man, no worries But wait, you say, don't be so hasty, there have been women superheroes... … Continue reading Superheroes!
I was inspired to write this post because of Sarah Wilson's recent blog post which was the response from a company she had previously blogged about. You can read the post, or the original one they were referring to by clicking on the link, or here is a one-line summary "It is a reality of the world … Continue reading Let’s CHANGE the world!
A bit of a philosophical post today. If you've read any posts on here, you'll know that i'm a loud and proud feminist! (yep, regardless of ALL the connotations that word has... I DON'T CARE) I have two sons and as a result, I rail against gender based marketing of toys and books and against gendered … Continue reading Can’t unsee it
I read the most amazing book last night. I am a unashamed loud and proud feminist. I thought I knew all there was to know about gendered marketing and sexism. I thought that I was safe from all that with my two boys. Boy was I wrong. I'd, of course, always been personally affected by … Continue reading The Achilles Effect
TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains some graphic sexual content Three very different women in two very different countries: one, a 23 year old physiotherapist, taking the bus home with a friend after a movie and a night out. The other two are children (13 and 14 years old), sneaking out to spend time with high … Continue reading Rape Culture: Not very cultured at all
This post is dedicated to all the children's entertainers out there. Went to a 1 year old birthday party yesterday. It was a large family affair with many many children of mixed ages attending. As seems to be the thing these days, there was entertainment for the children. As they all gathered at the small … Continue reading Gendered balloons!
So, woke up this morning to the horrific news of Jill Meagher in Melbourne. Police are calling it a "a genuinely random, opportunistic attack" Immediately there are calls for women to partake in self-defense courses and even horribly insensitive suggestions that Jill should've accepted the offer of being "walked home" by her male colleague. Excuse … Continue reading Safety? Is it an illusion?
You may have heard about the 'women-only' art exhibit at the Dowse Art Gallery (which opened last weekend) It's had a bit of light press over the last few weeks, ever since they announced it. I'm not weighing in on whether it is right or not to ban men from attending. I can see both … Continue reading Sexism at its best