The Gender Trap
So this isn’t women in tech specific, but it is about the strong evidence that exists showing that gender differences are almost entirely learned, and I think that goes to the heart of why girls and women self-select out of the hard sciences and engineering.
- It’s much sexier in academia to publish a paper validating innate differences between the sexes than it is to refute them;
- Hasboro’s “Pink Hotwheels for Her” with a prefab track that goes straight to the hair salon is grounds for a riot.
- CBC radio holds a place in my heart that NPR just never will. Sigh.
A related analysis of where Lego went so, so wrong: