Monthly Archives: January 2014

Grace Hopper on Letterman

When she was 80 years old and had just retired from the Navy, Read Admiral Grace Hopper, a pioneer of modern computing, appeared on the David Letterman show. She could not possibly be more charming or witty! Definitely worth the … Continue reading

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Ada Lovelace comic

Here is a short comic by artist Sydney Padua about the life of Ada Lovelace, the Victorian woman who first conceptualized the computer program. http://sydneypadua.com/2dgoggles/lovelace-the-origin-2/ I think it could serve as a nice model for your own comic, if you … Continue reading

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Brogrammer Culture Here is an article from CNN describing various aspects of Brogrammer culture in Silicon Valley, including a description of GoDaddy.com, the Internet’s largest URL registrar and a paragon of the techie-as-party-boy ethos.

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Fox News Weighs in on Gender and Science Here’s an all-too-recent clip from Fox News in which an all-male panel responds to reports that women now make up the majority of breadwinners (primary income earners) in American households. Listen for … Continue reading

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Gender and Hollywood

In this blog post, award-winning director Lexi Alexander sounds very much like the Nancy Hopkins of Hollywood as she points out the gender norms that exclude female directors from being hired. One of the arguments she hears is that women … Continue reading

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The Science on Gender & Science: Pinker vs. Spelke

The link below has the full video, transcripts, and PowerPoint slides from the April 2005 debate between Harvard Psychology professors Steven Pinker and Elizabeth S. Spelke on the research on mind, brain, and behavior that may be relevant to gender … Continue reading

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Map-Reading and the Gendered Brain?

Psychologist and author Cordelia Fine recently wrote a critique of a study whose authors’ believe demonstrates that male brains are inherently better at reading maps than female brains. http://theconversation.com/new-insights-into-gendered-brain-wiring-or-a-perfect-case-study-in-neurosexism-21083

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