Friday, March 13, 2015

Weekend Reading: The Everything Edition

The uncertainty I talked about in the last post is slowly resolving, and resolving in ways that I like... so I'm feeling less overwhelmed. Thank you all for the supportive comments!

I also have house guests, so this is going to be... concise.

Somewhat apropro to that... Jen Meyer's Notes in the Margins section of her newsletter this week is about "doing everything."

This article about parenting a child through a loss of faith in the world is wonderful. I can't remember who tweeted it out, but I am so glad I read it. I've filed it away to refer back to in case we need it.

This looks like a really interesting book about... I'm not sure what to call it, since the point is that I shouldn't call it work/life balance!

We need our companies and other institutions to help us get to the 50-50 split that more and more couples say they want.

I'm well aware that wearing skirts to work makes it easier for people to dismiss me as "non-technical," but I've been trying to wear my skirts and dresses more often again, anyway, because I like them.

An introduction to how our engineering environments are killing diversity, by Kate Heddleston, which contains this awesome quote:

"Women in tech are the canary in the coal mine. Normally when the canary in the coal mine starts dying you know the environment is toxic and you should get the hell out. Instead, the tech industry is looking at the canary, wondering why it can't breathe, saying “Lean in, canary. Lean in!” When one canary dies they get a new one because getting more canaries is how you fix the lack of canaries, right?"

There is nothing subtle about the sexism being revealed by the Kleiner Perkins trial.

This is somewhat familiar to me:



This true cartoon about a phone call from your college rapist is a powerful reminder that the only thing that has really changed about rape on campus is that we're willing to talk about it now.

And as always, we need a chuckle at the end... Bad Mom Good Mom talks about data as a foreign language and xkcd tells you how to predict the success of a new product based on how engineers and programmers react to it.

1 comment:

  1. That parenting "back from the brink" article is beautiful. Reading it, I'm also weirdly relieved to know that I wasn't the only teenager to act out after W's re-election. My rebellion was much less harmful and worrying, but it was a rebellion all the same.

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