Wikipedia's Sexism Toward Female Novelists
And This Is One of the Reasons I Got Out of the Technology Field
Is this another manifestation of sexism in tech?
(The community of Wikipedia editors and contributors skews heavily male, just as in tech at large.)
This is sad. It would be a shame if women interested in tech decided to abandon the field because of sexism. Denying that there’s a problem is bad for the field as a whole.
“A dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant that he found attractive simply because he and his wife viewed the woman as a threat to their marriage, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. The court ruled 7-0 that bosses can fire employees they see as an “irresistible attraction,” even if the employees have not engaged in flirtatious behavior or otherwise done anything wrong. Such firings may be unfair, but they are not unlawful discrimination under the Iowa Civil Rights Act because they are motivated by feelings and emotions, not gender, Justice Edward Mansfield wrote.”
Ha Ha. Lady got fired for being beautiful. Wow. Can you guess which year this crazy thing happened?
Wow. Any employer who does this will most likely earn a terrible reputation. (Why did he hire her in the first place, if she was soooo attractive that she was a threat to his marriage?) And personally, I’m not sure I’d trust such a person for dental or medical care.
It’s raining outside, so I have an excuse to post this.
It’s sunny and hot outside in DC, so I have an excuse to post this.
It’s overcast outside but clearing up, so there’s our excuse to post this.
It’s Missy Elliott, who’s awesome and a fellow 757 native, so there’s my excuse to post this.
"It’s incredibly hard out there for women of color. That’s why I do love being a woman of substance on Southland. Someone who isn’t a caricature and isn’t a stereotype. But remember, she wasn’t written as a black character, and that makes a big difference in how she can be portrayed."
Regina King, on her leading role in the TNT drama Southland
Question: Why do writers and producers seem to have such limited visions of what black women characters should be?