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Entries by Belinda Parmar from 10/2012

Three Myths That Are Wrecking Technology's Image With Women

| Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Tech

'I'd rather be a dustbin man than work in IT'. These are the exact words of an 11-year-old girl. That's how she responded to my suggestion that she consider a career in technology. Ouch.

Are Men Just Better at Technology?

| Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Tech

Many people still don't believe that women are equipped to understand tech. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are all considered natural 'boys'' subjects. Women break computers, men fix them. Women use technology, men create technology.

Support Ada Lovelace Day

| Posted 10.15.2012 | UK Tech

For Lady Geek, Ada Lovelace day is a bit like Christmas. Lady Geek was set up in 2010 with the aim of bringing women and technology closer together, and our most recent campaign 'Little Miss Geek' is working to inspire the next generation of women to join the technology industry.

'Floral Kiss'... More like Awful Diss

| Posted 10.24.2012 | UK Tech

Do the sort of Barbie-girls portrayed in soft-core pornography actually exist? Clearly the management of Fujitsu believe in this fantasy otherwise they would not have just announced Floral Kiss, the most preposterously stereotypically ultra-feminine computer invented since Look Around You's Petticoat 5.