Archive for January, 2012

Study: Minorities, women often discouraged from entering engineering, science fields

From The State Jour­nal, “West Virginia’s Only Busi­ness News­pa­per” comes another arti­cle about women (and minori­ties) who study STEM. Cathy Bonnstet­ter wrote: An online poll of sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, engi­neer­ing and math, or STEM, depart­ment chairs at America’s top 200 research insti­tu­tions […] showed that 40 per­cent of minor­ity and female chemists and engi­neers polled said they were […]

From “Zee’s Blog” a critique of a chart about sexism in games.

Here is an inter­est­ing post. It’s a crit­i­cal look at a chart that tries (but fails) to describe sex­ual objec­ti­fi­ca­tion and sex­ism in video game avatars.    

What? A sexist joke was made in poor taste?

Stephen Totilo reported here on the Kotaku site that there was back­lash when Tom Bis­sell wrote the fol­low­ing in his review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: If you have no idea what the Elder Scrolls fran­chise is, you are prob­a­bly either (a) an adult woman, or (b) the sort of per­son who once beat […]

Women in IT

Another post in Cam­pus Tech­nol­ogy about the push to get more women into the IT indus­try, more specif­i­cally, into exec­u­tive posi­tions. The edi­tors of Cam­pus Tech­nol­ogy write that although there are more women than men on campus(es) and more women earn­ing advanced degrees, males dom­i­nate exec­u­tive posi­tions, espe­cially in IT. The arti­cle also includes interviews […]

Picking Boobs Is Harder Than You Think

Don’t worry, it’s just a harm­less android game : ) A PUZ­ZLE game. Click here to see Brian Ashcroft’s post (and a video) on the site Kotaku about the game Oppai Choice, “Boob Choice.” Really.

NCWIT Trying To Increase Number of Women in Technology Field

This arti­cle from the Tech­nol­ogy sec­tion of Forbes describes the National Cen­ter for Women & Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy (NCWIT) pro­gram “Pace­set­ters” that has part­nered with edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tions and busi­nesses to recruit and retain women in the field of IT.Apparently it is work­ing. Author Tim Sohn wrote: “Higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions and busi­nesses are already report­ing results: The University […]

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