I'm still trying to get back into my usual routine, so I have links but haven't had the spare mental capacity to organize them into a topic or write much commentary this week.
Also- if you have any advice on navigating the two-body problem, particularly if one of the two bodies is not American, please go to yesterday's post and leave a comment.
Here are the links:
Jeff Eaton has a great post about why we need things like anti-harassment policies at conferences. I really like the analogy to coding standards.
The Wired profile of Melody Meckfessel, a lead engineer at Google, commits the cardinal sin of discussing a powerful woman's wardrobe, but at least this time it is in support of a more general point. And it is an interesting profile- worth a read.
I almost don't believe it- a New York Times article about motherhood that doesn't make me want to scream. I like this quote:
"Women and men slip into these gender roles easily, however egalitarian
we think we are. After pregnancy comes maternity leave, and before we
know it we mothers are the resident experts on child care, thus boxing
ourselves into a responsibility that is so much lighter if truly shared
and also depriving fathers of a deeper relationship with their children
than many can imagine."
And think it is something we should bear in mind as we think about how parental leaves should be handled. I really credit the early sharing of child care responsibility (we split the work week during our kids' 4th months) with helping establish our egalitarian child care patterns. But I'm too brain-fried to say anything more about that right now.
Whitney Johnson writes about the fallacy of the idea that only young people make good entrepreneurs:
"Twice as many successful entrepreneurs are over 50 as under 25."
Kim O'Grady writes about discovering gender discrimination when making it clear that he is a man completely changed his job search luck.
And let's end with some sweetness and light. The We Are The 15 Percent tumblr with pictures of inter-racial couple is awesome.