[iDC] Where have all the women gone?
aschiffler at ferzkopp.net
Thu Jul 13 15:25:17 EDT 2006
Eric Goldhagen wrote:
> So, from my perspective, the first question is what changes can be
> made among those that dominate discussions to allow for more diverse
I think list participation revolves mostly around the discussion topic
no matter what the gender of the reader is. But since topic interest -
on average - is definitely a gender specific property (for whatever
reason: genetics, biochemistry, socialization, training and job, etc.)
we might have a topic bias on the list leading to a contributor bias as
well. A quick review of the authors who start list threads (in
Thunderbird - view all as threads, collapse all) points to that ... so
maybe we need to "seed" the list with more varied topics.
> I'd be very interested in seeing a discussion of what those different
> communication styles look like in reality and from that discuss how
> lists can create the space necessary for those other dynamics to exist.
Business - as usual - is very pragmatic about this in their attempt to
figure how to make us work better and longer ...
(This is also more evidence of the gender bias on that webpages: the
images sure made me chuckl. But there are some interesting references
in the article though.)
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