Quickies

Skepchick Quickies 1.14

  • Tech women are busy building their own networks – “It’s important to point out gender disparities, but repeated laments about the dearth of women in the industry tend to reinforce the belief that there are no women, rendering invisible the women who are doing this work.”
  • It is easier now I look like a guy – “There was a time my long hair and I were assumed to be someone’s wife or girlfriend or HR rep. Now HR reps walk up to me. I know when it is time for a haircut because people start questioning my tone or dismissing my opinions. There was a time when I wondered how much makeup to wear, and which shirts were too thin. Now my clothes come from Amazon and I dress just like everyone I work with and I wake up fifteen minutes before rolling out the door.”
  • X-ray reveals hundreds of gold needles in woman’s knees – The needles were, ” intentionally left in her tissue for continued stimulation” as part of her acupuncture treatment for osteoarthritis. From Daniela.
  • 10 ways to make sure the atheist movement is not just for the wealthy – My favorite, about atheist alternatives to church: “If you want to replace religion, don’t just replace the abstractions the middle-class get from it. Replace the food and clothes. Find out who needs a fridge, a lift, a babysitter. Keep track of this. Put volunteers and email lists in place.” From Melanie, via Courtney.

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Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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