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thatssoscience:

What Happened to the Computer Girls? 
Believe it or not, in the 1960’s, programming was seen as women’s work. It was even touted as being “just like planning a dinner”.
So what happened?
Eventually male programmers wanted to raise their status above “women’s work”. So they actively discouraged women from these positions, designed hiring tests rigged for men, and even created the stereotype that programmers are disinterested in people. No wonder in the years since, it’s still a male dominated field. Women earned only 18% of the computer science degrees awarded in 2008-2011. 
Alright ladies, we need to bust this myth. It’s been too long. Find organizations like Scientista or Sally Ride Science that help encourage women and girls in STEM interests. Find mentors and connect with other women interested in STEM. 

thatssoscience:

What Happened to the Computer Girls? 

Believe it or not, in the 1960’s, programming was seen as women’s work. It was even touted as being “just like planning a dinner”.

So what happened?

Eventually male programmers wanted to raise their status above “women’s work”. So they actively discouraged women from these positions, designed hiring tests rigged for men, and even created the stereotype that programmers are disinterested in people. No wonder in the years since, it’s still a male dominated field. Women earned only 18% of the computer science degrees awarded in 2008-2011. 

Alright ladies, we need to bust this myth. It’s been too long. Find organizations like Scientista or Sally Ride Science that help encourage women and girls in STEM interests. Find mentors and connect with other women interested in STEM. 

I have seen lots of traditional Mennonites at the Cleveland Zoo and, of all place, the Cleveland Air Show. 
tmaeee:

There were hundreds of Mennonites at the zoo today. Went for a picture of an elephant with the intent to crop this but I thought this was elegant. FYI it is ok to photograph this level of less conservative Mennonites, just not the Amish. 

I have seen lots of traditional Mennonites at the Cleveland Zoo and, of all place, the Cleveland Air Show. 

tmaeee:

There were hundreds of Mennonites at the zoo today. Went for a picture of an elephant with the intent to crop this but I thought this was elegant. FYI it is ok to photograph this level of less conservative Mennonites, just not the Amish. 

katiaobinger:

the true american experience is wondering if you just heard firecrackers or gunshots

Have thought this many times.

(via harrimaniac27)

“Art comes from everywhere. It’s your response to your surroundings.”
Damien Hirst, born on this day in 1965 (via sfmoma)

I never, ever thought I’d see Barack Obama on Between Two Ferns! Damn, this is funny. What a smart way to reach some of those 20-somethings who haven’t been signing up for Affordable Care Act coverage.

(Source: funnyordie.com)

muppetmayhem:

Pete Seeger died today at the age of 90. I really loved the guy.

Here he is with Oscar the Grouch singing “Garbage” from the 1974 album “Pete Seeger & Brother Kirk Visit Sesame Street”.