These are excellent articles or resources that have taught me some things about the world:
- You Should've Asked
- The Bechdel Test
- Interrupt Me One More Time
- Aubrey Hirsch: Medicine's Women Problem
- Gemma Hartley: Women Aren't Nags—We're Just Fed Up
Here's a quote or image from each one, to increase the likelihood you will click through!
From: You Should've Asked
The cartoon that led to The Bechdel Test
But oppressors don't jab. They smother. They simply unfurl, expand into every inch they can find. They stretch out on top of people they don't really see. And most of the time they're miffed because the mattress is lumpy.
—From Interrupt Me One More Time
Walking that fine line to keep the peace and not upset your partner is something women are taught to accept as their duty from an early age.
—from Gemma Hartley: Women Aren't Nags—We're Just Fed Up
It's telling that the articles I like best seem to employ cartoons. I guess cartoons make it easy to learn about a confronting subject. (I am, to some extent, the villain in all these stories, so it's confronting for me).
Hence, if you need to teach an audience something important that they don't necessarily want to hear — consider using cartoons!
Mansplaining via: Kim Goodwin
And ah... this article just need to be read to be appreciated....
There are a million more articles out there. I hope to put more here in future too.
Unlocking the Clubhouse
The fact that information technology is becoming the lingua franca of 21st-century business makes it of more than passing interest that the proportion of women selecting and succeeding in the field is in decline. In Margolis and Fisher’s Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing, the authors analyze the problem and report on how it is being partially righted at Carnegie Mellon University. The following selections are from Chapters 4 and 8 of their book.
...Don't simply look that up on
sci-hub.tw as an entry point in to Jane Margolis's excellent work. Read the entire book "Unlocking the Clubhouse", instead.