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Regarding Women in Technology

An interesting selection of posts on Women in Technology, via Felicia Day:



and apparently Michael Arrington of Techcrunch stirred this up a while back too, although the Jolie O'Dell post was from before that.

As father to a daughter I would dearly love see go into some deeply geeky field (and thus, no doubt, will rebel and major in poetry), I find the points surrounding influence, in the formative years and from a persons peers, most interesting.
Along a similar vein, you might find Disney princess Recovery interesting. I recommend going back and reading her earliest entries.

On a broader note on the endurance of stereotypes, Ben Goldacre mentioned this book on Twitter yesterday, on the science behind all the gender difference research. I haven't read it (yet), but I have read The Myth of Mars and Venus which is awesome, and uses like, real science and studies and references and stuff (unlike the gender divide self-help books). Every person who's read "Men are from Mars" etc should be forced to read this. By law.
Hi,

Is the text in your icon a quote from something? I work with disengaged kids and it would be a lovely tool to have in my arsenal for those who struggle with identity.

Sam
I nicked it, with permission, from someone in an LJ community (who'd nicked it, with permission - is that even still nicking? - from someone else), and I'd be delighted if it was used for such a good cause.

Actually, just went a-googling, and it seems to be based on a poem by Nancy R Smith (although I don't know who she is nor can I find the original), and there are posters for sale by Crimethinc.
Many thanks, I'll try to track down the original too!

(That is also a lovely icon)
I'm an avid follower of DP Recovery, from your previous recommendation as I recall. Well written and food for thought.

I've not read MFMWFV, but I can only imagine what a horror it is...
Sorry, have I been babbling on in my recommendations again? ;)

I did read MAFMWARV (which is a much more amusing acronym to say out loud) about 15 years ago, and only twitched a bit at some of the stereotyping, I must admit. I blame youth and gullibility. I suspect if I were to retry now I'd end up with a book-shaped hole through my window.
Hey, it's so good you recommended it twice. I see no problem here!