“An interesting question is whether email will remain as relevant to work (as opposed to social life which is the domain of FB type sites) - even if it does not disappear. Overload and spam is causing some of us to revert to picking up the phone more and more to get other's attention...”
“that's an interesting observation - I don't think we should be trumpeting that women are "better at" things without evidence. I find most of the arguments about innate ability aren't well research and end up perpetrating gender stereotypes such as women are better at mothering, cooking, communication skills. We are very socialized to develop strengths in roles that fit gender expectations, on both sides. I didn't see the Colbret segment, but I never saw evidence that women have a biological innate ability for more focus or sitting still...”
Jun 16, 2010 at 18:21:13
“I completely agree with your premise about raising socially conscious children. It would be valuable if it became a part of the public school curriculum. Service learning initiatives would be more important lessons than some of the rote memorization happening in our schools. Too often, these initiatives are limited to the upcoming elite - even if one does not become Bill Gates in the future, there are plenty opportunities to give back!”
RenatoPacifico on Jun 25, 2010 at 14:51:58
“Socially conscious Filipino children is a pure mirage considering dowdy tasteless WoWoWiee is top of the rating including Eat Bulaga and majority of TFC shows.
In my home I always have a TV on on Travel Channel or National Geographic of Food Netwoork. The Filipino Channel, we do not have, offers only trash cluelessly gathered unprofessional news.”
“argh! It is so frustrating that instead of talking about issues, Friorina decided to discuss looks. We blame the media for scrutinizing women in power on looks rather than substance, and this is perpretrating the issue. Who cares what they look like? This is not a modeling job they are competing for. Madeleine Albright got it right in the 90s when she said something like "I'm not here to look good, I'm here becayse I have a job to do".”
MarkInIrvine on Jun 14, 2010 at 02:03:44
“she's shallow ... and envious maybe of someone with good hair”
“Feminismshouldn't be a dirty word. It's always telling to see people shy away from the term "feminism" - a charged term, and yet very few in modern society would claim to be overtly against women having equal rights and equal opportunities.
The worst thing that could happen politically, in my opinion, is for the first woman president to not be ready for that office... whether that person is on the left or on the right. A woman president? That would be great - Any woman president just because of gender? Not useful to advancing gender equality.”
GHO on Jun 7, 2010 at 13:16:16
“Absolutely agree on that.
People often overlook the most important thing Jackie Robinson did - PLAY WELL.
Being first was not nearly enough. Had he stunk and been benched or cut, the bigots would have had all the ammo needed to "prove" blacks could not play with whites. It would have been 10 years minimum before another black player even got a chance. Instead, Robinson's talent opened the door for a flood of talented black players.”
“This isn't about sexism - but making sure we have a diverse set of voices at the table. I would make the same point about elementary school teachers. We do need more men teaching kids and shaping the next generation with a diverse set of voices and role models. My daughter has had a handful of male teachers - not enough of them in my opinion - but thanks to these role models she doesn't think teaching is limited to women.”
“these are great trends in Australia - thanks for sharing. In the US engineering Bachelor's degrees are flat at 19%. I agree with you that is starts in large part with parents, teachers, etc. Best wishes on your new arrival!”