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First Edition - March 2015
"Thinking is very overrated. Before 1914, women didn't think at all."
             ~ The Dowager Countess of Downton Abbey

News Roundup


My latest article: "Searching for Equality"

A comic fantasy of raid and rescue after a woman Googles a search term that outs her colleagues as male chauvinists.

From the Washington Post: "Why American Women Hate Board Quotas"

Although many European countries have mandated board quotas for female representation, the idea is still repellent to Americans, even to organizations that are dedicated to increasing the number of women on boards.

From Wired: "Ellen Pao's Gender Discrimination Lawsuit - Day Two"

Ellen Pao, a former Kleiner Perkins junior partner, is suing her past employer for gender discrimination. The firm fights back, saying she was sabotaging the company.

From Me Again: "Op-Ed: Ellen Pao, Poster Child"

When she first filed her lawsuit back in 2012, I was asked to write an Op-Ed piece about it. The editor didn't like it, so it was never published. Here it is for your amusement. In my predictions about what was going to happen, what did I get wrong? That she would be forced into arbitration (she squeaked out of it). What did I get right? Everything else.

From The New York Times: Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant Four-Series Piece on "Women and Work"

#1: When Talking about Bias Backfires
#2: Speaking While Female
#3: Women Doing Office Housework
#4: forthcoming

From Market Watch: "Ten Things CEOs Won't Tell You"

Interesting collection of data about American CEOs. Since less than 5% of Fortune 500 companies are run by women, the big bucks are still going to the boys.

We are spending the year in Mammoth Lakes. Overheard on the chair lift:
Ski Instructor: Now, boys, remember, always stay with your partner. Always. Always. Where he goes, you go, understood?
Ski School Member: Even if he falls off?
When speaking about your activities or responsibilities, back up what you say with facts and data. Providing detailed information adds to your credibility and authority.
"I've taken my heels off as a feminist statement really, because why do we wear them? They're so painful." 
      ~ A shoeless Emma Thompson as she accepted an award on stage
Latest Book Reviews
Bad Feminist (Gay),
Women & Sports in the US (O'Reilly),
Sex & World Peace (Hudson)

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"The Power of Categories"
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When Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut after the third-year law student testified before Congress about insurance coverage for contraceptives, the New Yorker's TV critic, Emily Nussbaum, tweeted,
"I am the Whorax. I speak for the sluts."
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This ostensibly comic novel about an elementary school community in an Australian beachside suburb portrays the petty jealousies and conflicts that circulate amongst the parents to great humorous effect [...]

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