Monday, December 14, 2009

Double standard for women engineers

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(I came across this from an Ig Nobel reference... they FINALLY posted the webcast!!!!!!!! Was waiting for SO LONG!!11!!!1!!!!!)

IEEE Spectrum article about extending the "Studmuffins of Science" calendar project to women because it was successful for male models... as to be expected, didn't work so well for women.

I'm all for the notion that beautiful and sexy women can do awesome science. If there are more roles like Prof. Amita Ramanujan. Played convincingly, of course.

In retrospect, the East Campus calendar girls are courageous indeed. Their stylistic interpretation is open to debate though, ahaha.

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