Women In Technology - Friday Links - 11/09/2020

Sep 11, 2020

Yes, it’s Friday links time and I write this to you whilst enjoying my last chunk of holiday before the autumn closes in,.. (beachwear is justifiably on my mind J)

 

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Two stories hit the headlines recently in France where woman have been asked to cover up:

Paris Museum refuses entry to a woman in a ‘low-cut dress’: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/10/paris-museum-refuses-entry-woman-low-cut-dress-musee-dorsay?CMP=share_btn_link

On a beach in Sainte-Marie-La-Mer: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53914862

 

And if you do cover-up, what’s the sinister story behind the Levis and Wrangler jeans we wear?

https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2020/sep/10/women-fighting-sexual-abuse-factories-jeans-podcast?CMP=share_btn_link

 

Reversing systemic bias :

In science:

From the BBC Science in Action series, how about reversing systemic bias against women scientists?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csvrh6

 

At the movies:
The Oscars reveal new diversity requirements for best picture nominees, but are they far reaching enough?:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/09/09/oscars-diversity-previous-winners/

 

 

Call it out!

Further proof that action is required. One of the WIT steering committee members picked up this book about ‘Great Inventors’ in her local library. Out of the featured inventors, only one is female and happens to be the woman credited with inventing,… the Barbie Doll. Maria remonstrated with the male librarian that this reinforces stereotyping and unconscious bias,.. Let’s all call it out when we find such examples!

 

 

 

Watch and participate:

This weekend, join 500 Women Scientists for a free virtual screening of the documentary “Picture a Scientist” (Sep 12-13), along with a panel discussion webinar (Sep 12) and a Wiki-Edit-a-thon (Sep 13).

https://500womenscientists.org/updates/take-action-watch-documentary-picture-a-scientist   

 

How to achieve gender equality at work,.. a one minute round-up of what should be done,…
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06r4tdc

 

And finally, a literary storm in France, « Moi les hommes, je les déteste »
An interview with Pauline Harmange, author of ‘I Hate Men’: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/10/french-writer-book-pauline-harmange-i-hate-men-interview?CMP=share_btn_link

And a man’s opinion on the polemic from the podcast “Mansplaining”:   http://www.slate.fr/podcast/194582/les-hommes-meritent-ils-quon-les-deteste-mansplaining-44

 


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