Hire A Woman? Terrible Idea!

Australia’s National Archives have put up a relic of sexism from the nation’s Department of Trade describing why exactly it would be such a terrible idea to have a woman serve as an assistant trade commissioner. For one thing, she would, of course, age. And that’s terrible. “… such an appointee would not stay young…
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Alarming Trends, And Mr. Rogers

I never watched much children’s television as a child. At a young age I considered myself too old for a lot of TV shows, such as Sesame Street, because it seemed to be trying to teach me letters and numbers when I could already read and count. And books were far more interesting than television,…
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The Brogrammer Problem: Keeping Geekery A Boys’ Club

“Men invented the internet! Because they were men! And manly! And they were geeks but they were male geeks! Because that’s what a geek is! A man!” Okay, that’s not actually what the New York Times article says, not even close. But it certainly seems to imply it, and in the second paragraph it seems…
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Fake And Real Geek Girls

Tara Tiger Brown, a writer for Forbes, has launched a stunning attack on what she considers to be “fake” geek girls. Note that this is specifically addressed not to fake geeks, but to fake geek girls. Apparently only females are trying to pass themselves off as geeks. Or maybe it’s totally all right for males…
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Exploding Manure, Insidious Weeds And A Geek In Power

Here are a few things you might find to be of general interest: Microbes may be causing explosions in manure pits in hog farms. Yikes! Apparently, Monsanto was really surprised that Roundup-resistant weeds would evolve. (via BoingBoing) Norway’s new Minister of International Development loves LARPing and roleplaying! I would love to play Dungeons & Dragons…
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