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Pando: Does a VC’s unconscious hesitation to fund women start at home?
It’s widely acknowledged (by most of us anyway) that there is a culture problem within startups that makes women want to go elsewhere and that there’s some serious unconscious bias going on. But untangling that knot of unconscious bias-- even talking about it the wrong way-- is like defusing a gender bomb
Silicon  Valley  gender  inequality  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  confirmation  bias  gender  bias  selection  bias  bias  snap  judgement  HR  human  resources  gender  policing  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender  gap  meritocracy  meritocratic  boys  club  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  misogyny  Misogynie  male  privilege  straight  white  male  white  male  privilege  Venture  Capital 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
I'm tired of being around people who feel intimidated by my blackness | Music | The Guardian
In our society, black is seen as negative and white as successful, leading many to reach for a cultural mask. It’s time we stopped trying to fit in //&! ‘The lowest of the stack’: why black women are struggling with mental health. The perceptions of young black women in everyday life may be exacerbating already high rates of depression and anxiety. One writer explains why she’s fighting back - bit.ly/20RBIqn
skin  bleaching  urban  scene  Asia  racism  prejudice  subconscious  snap  judgement  bias  cognitive  bias  Wertegesellschaft  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition  confirmation  bias  selection  bias  beauty  sickness  mental  health  well  being 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Women in Tech
[ via pando - bit.ly/1KotzjQ ] They surveyed some 200 senior women in the tech world about discrimination. The details from the survey are, in a word, disgusting...
Ellen  Pao  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  gender  policing  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender  bias  confirmation  bias  selection  bias  bias  snap  judgement  HR  human  resources  people  management  team  management  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  gender  gap  gender  inequality  gender  equality  gender  conforming  gender  role  Patriarchy  boys  club  straight  white  male  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  Women  in  Tech  discrimination  ethnic  discrimination  social  discrimination  racial  discrimination  gender  discrimination  minority  Silicon  Valley 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Freiburg: Klub-Verbot für Flüchtlinge ist rechtwidrig - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Junge Migranten: Unter Generalverdacht - Seit der Kölner Neujahrsnacht ist "jung, männlich, südländisch" für viele zu allererst ein Täterprofil. Für Ausländer, die in dieses Raster fallen, wird es zum Stigma. Wir haben in Hamburg, Köln, Berlin und München nachgefragt, was das für die Betroffenen bedeutet. - bit.ly/1PvnRha
refugee  crisis  Ausländerfeindlichkeit  fearmongering  Fear  Rechtsextremismus  Rechtsruck  Xenophobia  racism  stigma  prejudice  snap  judgement  bias  confirmation  bias  Germany 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Oscars und der Boykott schwarzer Künstler: Hollywoods wahres Problem - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Oscar-Academy ändert ihr Reglement: Künftig sollen nicht nur weiße Männer über 60 entscheiden, wer die Auszeichnung bekommt. Ein wichtiger Schritt. Doch Hollywoods Problem sitzt tiefer. [...] Eine echte Debatte über mangelnde Diversität in Hollywood muss sich also um die Frage drehen, wie viel Zugang ethnische Minderheiten zu Macht- und Prestige-Positionen innerhalb der amerikanischen Filmindustrie bekommen und wie sich auch dort, wo die Filme erdacht, in Auftrag gegeben und produziert werden, die Demographie der USA angemessen widerspiegelt. Die Oscars, die sich nun auf berechtigten Druck verändern wollen, sind tatsächlich nur Seismograph einer an ethnischer Hermetik und Verkrustung leidenden Branche.
Hollywood  Patriarchy  straight  white  male  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  Entertainment  Industry  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  gender  policing  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  governance  boys  club  glass  ceiling  feminism  feminist  racial  discrimination  racism  gender  role  profit  maximisation  meritocracy  meritocratic  subjective  objective  confirmation  bias  bias  risk  aversion  No  Representation 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
The Death of Reason: Why People Don't Listen to Reason and Evidence - YouTube
logic and empiricism can be dangerous to reproduction // seeking information that reaffirms their conviction, life, ... cognitive bias, confirmation bias. // keeping up with the Jonses, keeping up with the bad habits. // unfalsifiability is a dangerous thing - truth-defying decisions (eating meat) - fabric of hostility to reason. // I drink therefore I am. I eat meat, therefore I am. // This is a war of attrition! // No problems to identify contradictions! ... The brain just rejects information, quickly. Negative emotions turned off, and positive reinforcement information is like an addiction. Positive reinforcement information ... for bad habits and bias. //
carnism  philosophy  society  Vegan  omnivore  animal  rights  animal  cruelty  sociology  Reason  bias  confirmation  bias  pattern  recognition  cognition  pattern  matching  cognitive  bias  Career  Politicians  dogma  ideology  Religion  Principle  science 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
What I’m really thinking: the recruitment consultant | Life and style | The Guardian
I work in a culture that views employees’ problems with suspicion: the woman who resigned because of bullying is a “troublemaker”; the man who couldn’t find work for six months is “lazy”; the candidate with depression is deemed a “liability”. We are trained to judge, and I am truly sorry to those I will never call .
human  resources  HR  hiring  recruiting  recruitment  mental  health  mental  illness  stigma  unemployment  long-term  unemployment  youth  unemployment  structural  unemployment  income  mobility  downward  mobility  social  mobility  Gini  coefficient  poverty  trap  vocational  education  education  policy  professional  education  Equality  Act  2010  UK  discrimination  social  discrimination  gender-based  discrimination  prejudice  snap  judgement  confirmation  bias  selection  bias  bias  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Survivors | Bothsides of the Table
Failure. To most people it smells. People are afraid of it. It’s like cancer or divorce. When you have it you find you who your true friends are because they’re the ones who double down on helping, on being available, on listening, on understanding. Most people run from failure or disease because they’re hard to handle. Hard to know how to deal with. Awkward. But I am attracted to those who have had severe set-backs in life because it tells you something about the mettle of the person with whom you’re dealing. It reminds me of a famous quote in one of my favorite novel’s “Damage” by Josephine Hart “Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.” [...] closed up shop at the very first hurdle. I wouldn’t work with him again. [...] Honor is what I’m looking for. How you failed is significantly more important than if you failed. [play the long-game = relationships, trust, network [ character, live life 4 ur eulogy, not CV, not bank account - nyr.kr/1J5Y13X & bit.ly/1KrTfPT ]
Failure  entrepreneurship  Hustle  culture  Berlin  Start-Up  Scene  life  hacker  life  lesson  philosophy  adversity  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition  bias  confirmation  bias  Venture  Capital  selection  bias  perseverance  of  You  career  advice  career  ladder  courage  character  book  Start-Up  advice  Start-Up  lesson  entrepreneur  long-term  Networking  Gary  Vaynerchuk  ecosystem  community 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Tech’s Privilege Barrier — The Information
Behind the articles we write about hot startups and funding rounds is a truth that needs a headline of its own: The technology industry is not as meritocratic as it may seem. For this column, I am focusing specifically on entrepreneurs, the people who found companies and beat the odds to turn them into something big. By many measures, the industry is incredibly fair with relatively few barriers to entry. You could, in theory, build the next Snapchat or WhatsApp with a good idea, a laptop and barely any capital. The reality is a little different. Rags to riches tales (like Steve Jobs or WhatsApp’s Jan Koum) get a lot of attention and certainly exist. But the “anyone can make something of himself” narrative ignores the fact that to go from idea to successful company you need a lot of other ingredients, ingredients where privilege helps a lot.
meritocracy  meritocratic  American  Dream  Silicon  Valley  social  mobility  income  mobility  Gini  coefficient  Privileged  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  straight  white  male  gender-based  discrimination  gender  bias  selection  bias  confirmation  bias  skill-biased  technological  change  USA  education  policy  racial  discrimination  ethnic  discrimination  social  discrimination  ethnic  minority  black  minority  minority  Toff  Establishment  Networking  career  advice  career  ladder  poverty  trap  inequality  barriers  to  entry 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
bethanye Blount Velocity NY 2014 Keynote: "Build a Better Unicorn..." - YouTube
>> lot has already been blogged about how hiring for STEM is somewhat broken - http://techcrunch.com/search/hiring#stq=hiring&stp=1 // because of existing stakeholder look and talk the same and have the same education background. living in their own created bubble. prejudice against everything that is not them. --- thats what I read into the satus quo description. // &! &! OSCON 2013: Laura Weidman Powers, "Diversity in the Innovation Economy" - youtu.be/7HWKXUNrL8g &! youtu.be/oAzW1EmpxLA
Software  Development  HR  human  resources  Leadership  management  people  management  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  scaling  economies  of  scale  hiring  hiring  process  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition  gender  bias  selection  bias  confirmation  bias  bias  Privileged  privilege  male  privilege  Silicon  Valley  diversity  Women  in  Tech  STEM  gender-based  discrimination  gender  politics  gender  policing  gender  inequality  straight  white  male  white  male  privilege  ethnic  minority  minority  black  minority  asshole  culture  brogrammer  corporate  culture  jock  culture  Campus 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Karriere: Schöne Frauen bekommen 20 Prozent mehr Gehalt - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Lange Beine, schlanke Taille, feines Gesicht - Frauen mit Modelmaßen verdienen mehr als Frauen mit Rubens-Figur. Eine Studie zeigt: Als die attraktivsten Mitarbeiter gelten ausgerechnet Beamte. [...] Auch für Männer gelten Schönheitsideale, aber andere als bei Frauen: Während flotte Kellnerinnen, TV-Moderatorinnen oder Verkäuferinnen mit steigendem Gewicht immer mehr Gehalt verlieren, steigt bei Männern mit dem Gewicht der Lohn. Besonders bei Männern in der Produktion. "Untergewichtige Männer verdienen bis zu acht Prozent weniger als normal- oder übergewichtige Kollegen", so Wirtschaftsforscher Marco Caliendo von der Universität Potsdam. Gemeinsam mit einem Kollegen von der City University New York wertete er 18.000 Daten aus der sogenannten Allbus-Studie aus.
gender-based  discrimination  HR  human  resources  objectification  Patriarchy  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  privilege  straight  white  male  gender  inequality  sexism  sexismus  feminism  feminist  discrimination  social  discrimination  gender  bias  selection  bias  confirmation  bias  bias  gender  pay  gap  gender  conforming  gender-based  harassment  management 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Guess Who Doesn’t Fit In at Work - NYTimes.com
[ rejecting an applicant because you don't see a fit is your fault by you limited point of view and field, at the end its about the work not necessarily to bond over drinks, sport, parties, ping pong, strip clubs and rating of porn stars and female co-workers ] Discovering shared experiences was one of the most powerful sources of chemistry, but interviewers were primarily interested in new hires whose hobbies, hometowns and biographies matched their own. Bonding over rowing college crew, getting certified in scuba, sipping single-malt Scotches in the Highlands or dining at Michelin-starred restaurants was evidence of fit; sharing a love of teamwork or a passion for pleasing clients was not. Some (former) athletes fit exclusively with other athletes; others fit only with those who played the same sport. At one hiring committee meeting I attended, I watched a partner who was an avid Red Sox fan argue for rejecting a Yankees supporter on the grounds of misfit. &! tcrn.ch/1FPTK2z values!
HR  human  resources  hiring  bias  gender  bias  selection  bias  confirmation  bias  Silicon  Valley  meritocracy  meritocratic  American  Dream  gender-based  discrimination  sexism  Misogynie  misogyny  diversity  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  management  people  management  culture  Toff  Privileged  Establishment  straight  white  male  white  male  privilege  male  privilege  value  creation  corporate  values  personal  values  intangible  value 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Ellen Pao Says Silicon Valley Isn’t A Meritocracy. It’s Not. | TechCrunch
Pao also took issue with the “pipeline issue” excuse for not hiring diversely. “I hate the pipeline issue,” Pao said. “It allows people to say, ‘I’m doing my best, it’s out of my hands. There’s a whole slew of things that can make it more fair.'” Swisher said she felt the same way about unconscious bias: It allows people to absolve themselves of responsibility for bias. Pao said she did not think Silicon Valley, a place where it’s possible to have all white male meetings all day every day, was a meritocracy. “I think SV aspires to be a true meritocracy … but there is not an even track to success. No. With 6% women in VC, level of funding for women-led startups, it just doesn’t seem that that could possibly be the case.” // bit.ly/1HV44Hg Williams leads unconscious bias workshops that aim to educate employees on the science behind decision-making and encourage a "culture where employees are comfortable with -- & held accountable for -- calling out prejudice, both blatant and subtle.
Ellen  Pao  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  Female  Founders  straight  white  male  white  male  privilege  male  privilege  Privileged  Establishment  American  Dream  USA  Gini  coefficient  income  inequality  inequality  gender  inequality  gender  bias  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender  equality  gender  policing  gender  non-conforming  gender  norms  gender  role  diversity  Silicon  Valley  Women  in  Tech  STEM  selection  bias  confirmation  bias  bias  racial  discrimination  ethnic  discrimination  social  discrimination  minority  prejudice  HR  human  resources  hiring 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Gillmor Gang: Money for Nothing - Gillmor Gang | TechCrunch TV
min 42 // A Round is now a "post-traction" investment aka proven product & business model. A Round is an investment to scale it up, put it up a bunch of gears. // Keith Teare from chat.center (tcrn.ch/1IWFQ1X) people now doing pre-seed, seed, seed prime & bridge funding via existing investors; figuring out Product/Market fit, traction, funnel, etc. Now more than ever a hits driven business. // see also tcrn.ch/1c54UpN // Complexity of phenomenon - symptoms, causes and tangents; biases, selection bias, pattern matching, bidding up hot deals in the private market where the highest bidder will get the deal - irrationality of accepting those valuations and the founders Unicorn-status need, hunt for yield, trendy - the future, when doing 'hard things' becomes fashionable (ie Reality TV, TV Series & a shallow Channel 4's How To Be A Young Billionaire) then beware, negative yields for secure investments (bonds and corp debt), perceived 'conservative' value vs private bid up bubble potential.
Seed  Round  A  Round  traction  hunt  for  yield  ZIRP  NIRP  QE  unintended  consequences  Silicon  Valley  asset  bubble  asset  allocation  behavioral  finance  bond  bubble  bubbles  equity  bubble  demographic  bubble  secular  stagnation  complexity  growth  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  pattern  matching  selection  bias  confirmation  bias  bias  Unicorn  Wall  Street  Private  Mutual  Fund  Hedge  Fund  Venture  Capital  savings  glut  productive  investment  business  model  Snapchat  WhatsApp  Instagram  Slack  Uber  productivity  output  gap  STEM  Share  Economy  Services  Industry  Niedriglohnsektor  incomplete  information  economic  history  marginal  cost  liquidity  trap  sovereign  debt  crisis  debt  bubble  zombie  banks  zombie  consumer  zombie  corporations  structural  imbalance  global  imbalances  faultlines  Product/Market  Fit  value  creation  1000  True  Fans  Core  Product  Proposition  differentiate  differentiation 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
"One-on-One" fundraising deals are hot in Silicon Valley - Fortune
“There’s a new term cropping up in startup pitch meetings: ‘One-on-one.’ It means the company is seeking to raise $100 million at a valuation of $1 billion. Startups are asking for it in deal talks, and investors contacted by Fortune are scratching their heads.” // soundcloud.com/bothsidestv/fred-wilson - Fred Wilson talks about the 1b craze, Chris Sacca talked about it, bill Gurly talked about it ... the private market nature of those "hot deals" turn into a highest bidder market where often only Private Equity can keep up! Not VC's even with Special Purpose Vehicles. And those wantrepreneurs take those back-breaking deals, taking as much as they can, bc everyone says they should, bc you don't know when the bottom drops. those wantrepreneurs don't believe in themselves and the product, to pull "the thing" off even in a down market. bc for one, they don't come even close to break even and don't know how and can't imagine/envision to do it in 12 months. #sympotom - see tcrn.ch/1FZtdCr
Silicon  Valley  wantrepreneur  Unicorn  private  market  distortion  hunt  for  yield  speculative  bubbles  bubbles  ZIRP  NIRP  QE  liquidity  trap  bond  bubble  equity  bubble  secular  stagnation  pattern  matching  FOMO  selection  bias  confirmation  bias 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Would you rather be a real millionaire or a paper billionaire? The psychology of unicorns and the toll on Q1 returns | PandoDaily
And yet total cash going to venture backed companies was a whopping $17.7 billion– up over the $12.6 billion raised in the same period last year. But here’s the thing: Only $11.3 billion of that came from venture firms, throwing into question whether we should even still keep using the adjective “venture-backed” to describe the category. The disparity shows just how much more money is coming from non-VCs like hedge funds, private equity, mutual funds, and sovereign wealth funds, who have watched the private valuation growth of Facebook and the rest of the deca-corns and are desperately trying to get a stake in private companies before they IPO. [...] Things have gotten strange for VCs — and in turn, entrepreneurs — and the climate doesn’t seem to be improving
Private  Equity  Hedge  Fund  Mutual  Fund  growth  round  Venture  Capital  Silicon  Valley  Unicorn  hunt  for  yield  Sovereign  Wealth  Fund  distortion  ZIRP  NIRP  QE  bubble  bond  bubble  debt  bubble  zombie  corporations  zombie  banks  Super  Cycle  savings  glut  liquidity  trap  productive  investment  speculative  bubbles  Wall  Street  incomplete  information  market  confirmation  bias  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition  selection  bias  bias  behavioral  finance 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Christina: Debugging the mind - YouTube
minute 19: framing & communication & debate & using picture and picture set-up to communicate make an certain impression: same facts, different framing of problem or thing or X. language shapes thoughts. / min24 - heuristic - acting on incomplete information and uncertainty - book - Tversky and Kahnemann - "Denkfehler" ie http://www.amazon.co.uk/Die-Kunst-klaren-Denkens-Denkfehler/dp/3446426825/ // min54 - trust ur intuition less when you just made an error based on your intuition --- freezing.
confirmation  bias  recall  bias  selection  bias  sunk  cost  fallacy  sunk  cost  bias  framing  communication  advertisement  debate  neurology  neuroscience  psychology  uncertainty  incomplete  information  denkfehler  language 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Christina: Debugging the mind - YouTube
minute 19: framing & communication & debate & using picture and picture set-up to communicate make an certain impression: same facts, different framing of problem or thing or X.
confirmation  bias  recall  bias  selection  bias  sunk  cost  fallacy  sunk  cost  bias  framing  communication  advertisement  debate 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Orchestrating Impartiality: The Impact of “Blind” Auditions on Female Musicians | Hacker News
If you're responsible for choosing applicants to interview from a stack of resumes, you can do something similar by simply having someone else strip the names out before you see them.
human  resources  HR  bias  confirmation  bias  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition  subconscious  self-awareness 
march 2015 by asterisk2a
Don't Be Awful: Richard Bottoms on fixing Silicon Valley's race problem - YouTube
bit.ly/17fxm5p - "In the spirit of our event, Bottoms did more than simply bemoan the lack of diversity at major tech firms — he provided some real solutions. He praised the efforts of organizations like Black Girls Code, which has become highly visible and influential since its founding in 2011. But he cited a host of older institutions like One Hundred Black Men designed to facilitate professional connections and further the careers of young black Americans — and yet they don’t seem to be on the tech industry’s radar. Historically Black Colleges and the military, he argues, are also fertile recruiting grounds that should receive more attention from Big Tech. He admits, however, that these older organizations share some of the blame and could do more to encourage their members to get involved with the tech industry.
Silicon  Valley  minority  STEM  diversity  bias  confirmation  bias  pattern  matching  Venture  Capital  white  male  privilege  straight  white  male  male  privilege  privilege  society  social  discrimination  stigma  stereotype  prejudice  Jim  Crow  USA  history  No  Representation  racial  discrimination  ethnic  discrimination  discrimination 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Venture capital and the great big Silicon Valley asshole game | PandoDaily
(( via pando.com/2015/02/12/how-silicon-valleys-counterculture-went-corporate-and-ruined-everything/ )) --- This is a complex topic with no real “right” or “wrong.” You have to consider what the job of a VC is. It’s not to give inner city kids a helping hand; it’s not to make mom-and-pop dreams a reality; it’s not to help nice guys. It’s to maximize returns and fund companies that have an outsized chance of creating billion-dollar plus outcomes in a decade or less. There is a certain personality type that frequently builds these companies—a mix of outsized arrogance, steel-eyed determination, and even some element of delusion. Rational thinkers don’t usually think they can upend whole industries. People who get impacted by social pressure will be talked out of an idea long before it comes to fruition.
Silicon  Valley  profit  maximisation  idealism  shareholder  value  stereotype  confirmation  bias  bias  prejudice  Venture  Capital  subculture  counter  culture  Wall  Street  governance  ethical  machine  moral  beliefs  ethical  beliefs  money  status  anxiety  status  symbol  social  status  asshole  game  brogrammer  jock  culture  Campus  asshole  culture  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  Steve  Jobs  Jim  Clark  Larry  Ellison  distortion  history  Misogynie  misogyny  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  gender-based  harassment  gender-based  discrimination  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender  policing  glass  ceiling  feminism  feminist  minority  social  discrimination  discrimination  STEM  marginal  cost  Lad  culture  monoculture  mono  culture 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
How Silicon Valley’s counterculture went corporate and ruined everything | PandoDaily
Politicians, entrepreneurs, artists, activists, hippies, and corporations all working together to make the world a better place? In 2015, that arrangement seems unthinkable. So where did the dream of tech-powered togetherness go wrong? [...] [...] // As of last November, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco was $3,350 [£2200]. [...] So contrary to Gosney’s and Archer’s dream of a techno-utopia that benefits every slice of San Francisco’s population, the tech boom — along with various city statutes that limit residential housing — have made it harder than ever for artists and other members of the counterculture to live in the city. These are the very people, mind you, who helped spark the region’s technological revolution. And that’s saying nothing of the struggles felt by teachers, social workers and other non-tech workers struggling to stay afloat as housing prices skyrocket. [...] [C]ity officials and outdated statutes are as much to blame as tech companies
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
What is the Right Percentage of Women in Technical... | Scott Adams Blog
via Pando:: Dilbert creator on tech’s gender imbalance: The smartest men are unpleasant and women are rational - “I want to be perfectly clear that I am speaking about my personal, flawed, biased, observation, which I hope is not representative. But seriously, how could I spend a year in an industry without meeting one female technical genius/entrepreneur while meeting about a hundred men I would label that way? I know plenty of brilliant women, but they don’t work in that field.” ~Dilbert creator Scott Adams /// "3. Sexism, discrimination, and old-boy networks make technology an unfriendly place for women. My observations support that."
STEM  education  policy  Women  in  Tech  Silicon  Valley  gender-based  harassment  gender-based  discrimination  gender  pay  gap  gender  politics  gender  policing  stereotype  bias  prejudice  gender  inequality  Patriarchy  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  Misogynie  misogyny  Networking  brogrammer  subculture  jock  culture  Campus  white  male  privilege  male  privilege  gender  bias  confirmation  bias 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
For These Millennials, Gender Norms Have Gone Out Of Style : NPR
More than two-thirds of people ages 14 to 34 agree that gender does not have to define a person in the way that it used to[.] And 6 in 10 say that men & women do not need to conform to traditional gender roles or behaviors anymore. [...] defying gender expectations. "This generation views gender as a mark of self-expression — they view it as a way of displaying their full sense of self," she says. For example, Rae Tutera, who will appear in an upcoming documentary produced by Lena Dunham about gender nonconformity in fashion, says that the first time she felt like herself was in a men's suit. Tutera, 29, says she is "on the masculine side of the gender spectrum." [...] "Sometimes you have to act braver than you feel," she says, remembering what it felt like to enter a fancy men's suit store in Manhattan. [ ... but ...] most [vast majority of] millennials don't push gender boundaries. [...] [M]illennials are considering the ways in which gender might be flexible. [+See Comments!]
Millennials  Generationy  gender  politics  gender  policing  stereotype  gender  norms  gender  non-conforming  gender  studies  gender  expression  gender  role  gender  conforming  gender  binary  gender  queer  gender  equality  public  perception  babyboomers  sociology  social  study  bigotry  stigma  Vorurteil  Vorurteile  prejudice  social  discrimination  bias  confirmation  bias  gender  bias  label  labels  boxes  LGBTQIA  bisexual  bisexuality  pansexual  sexuality  sexual  health  sexualität  David  Bowie 
december 2014 by asterisk2a
Women In Tech: It’s Not Just A Pipeline Problem | TechCrunch
Between ages 25 and 30, 41% of the young talent with credentials in those subject matters are female … [but] 52% of this talent drops out … The most important antigen is the machismo that continues to permeate these work environments … 63% of women in science, engineering and technology have experienced sexual harassment. [...] If you create an environment wherein a whole class of entrepreneurs and employees goes unnoticed by deeply flawed industry-wide “pattern recognition” heuristics, and/or one where they have to be perpetually on their guard, and must pretend not to notice all the myriad microaggressions that make them feel vulnerable and uncomfortable and out-of-place then many of those entrepreneurs and employees will decide, rightly, that the tech industry is not worth the hassle and grief. + http://craigconnects.org/2014/08/why-men-must-lean-in-to-support-womens-leadership-2.html
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
European Investor Admits He Pestered Female Entrepreneur For Sex In “Deal” Email | TechCrunch
But the way tech investing works is that people tend to invest in people like themselves. The horrible laws of homophily, the tendency of individuals to associate and bond with similar others, mean that they inevitably prefer to invest in people like them, and the cycle continues. Men tend to invest in men. Yet tech is forming the world as we know it today. It pervades every part of our world and will do for rest of human history. And this is a world that women occupy. Women who have their own capacities and ambitions to succeed and to make their impact in their own way. [...] We have to work out what it means for men and women to work equally in this industry — since we have so few examples of women rising to the top. || 2nd girl @luciemontel / @geschehaas facebook.com/geschehaas linkedin.com/pub/gesche-haas/4/773/b59 || http://bit.ly/VHbD0c http://bit.ly/1tnKPPf http://bit.ly/1obLldz http://tnw.co/1AxSAW1 http://dailym.ai/1qqqmFj http://bit.ly/1tjEy80 +YC http://on.recode.net/YFCETT
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