When there were murmurs of a shake-up to coincide with the exit of Steven Moffat as Doctor Who’s showrunner, I was skeptical. Maybe I’m cynical, but I didn’t see a person of color or a woman or anything “out of the ordinary” suddenly becoming a part of the fifty year canon of the show. Yeah, … Continue reading My Hopes for the New ‘Who’ — the pressures of being the only woman in the room
Today we are talking about a gal who known as the Mother of Social Work. She founded the template for what is the modern day YMCA or Boys & Girls Club. Her settlement known as Hull House utilized the neighborhood for social and civic change. She was a pacifist and an activist for peace and … Continue reading Jane Addams – Your Gal Friday
Her name has graced perfume, clothing, and handbags since the 1920’s. She freed women from the constraints of the corset and popularized a sporty and casual elegance. Because of her, most women have in their closet a little black dress. She is the only fashion designer listed on TIME magazine's list of the 100 most … Continue reading Coco Chanel – Your Gal Friday
Video of this presentation: https://youtu.be/80I0HKSOaN0 Wonder Woman's Creation This year marks the 76th anniversary since Wonder Woman first appeared in All Star Comics #8. Seven months later she got her own comic. She was created by the American psychologist and writer William Marston (who wrote under the Pen Name Charles Marston), with his wife Elizabeth … Continue reading Wonder Woman 101
You have to be kidding me. This is a thing? In the newest Wonder Woman trailer, released on March 11, at minute 1:48 Wonder Woman lifts her arms, seemingly to flip a car, and oh snap her armpits are reveled. Alert the internet! https://youtu.be/INLzqh7rZ-U People are arguing that it's a photoshop fail to make her … Continue reading Wonder Woman’s Armpits Controversy
At the end of the day, media literacy urges us not just to question everything and thereby throw all facts into doubt, but to engage responsibly with the media we consume, questioning its perspectives and its intrinsic authority while weighing its messages against our own real, lived experiences.
There are myriad reasons for the problems facing women in STEM, but one overarching truth about our efforts to recruit and retain girls in tech is that we are expecting them to think and behave like boys, to be attracted to technology for the same reasons and in the same ways as boys are.