I also sent emails to the kind people who have offered to review Petunia, the Girl Who Was NOT a Princess, with links so that they can access a review copy. I still have room for a couple more reviewers if you're interested.
In other book news, Badmomgoodmom posted a really nice review of Navigating the Path to Industry, complete with a video on underwater basketweaving. Check it out!
And now, on to my links:
C.V. Harquail has a nice post about the problem w/CEO Daddy Feminism.
Although, maybe if this guy had a daughter he wouldn't have put his foot so firmly in his mouth about how women are great to hire because they're cheaper.
He was so close, and yet so far. Maybe he should review what the commander of his country's army has to say about accepting sexism. (Yeah, I know I've linked to that one before. But I love it sooo much.)
These two articles appeared literally right after each other in both my Wandering Scientist twitter feed and my real name feed:
There is a shortage of talent for biotech boards.
Companies whose boards have women on them outperform those who don't.
Hmmm. Whatever can we do about the shortage of talent? I shouldn't make light of this. You can't just pluck random women off the street and put them on the boards of biotech companies. You want to find women with leadership experience in biotech or pharma, and there aren't that many women in that pool. But still, the juxtaposition of the two articles made me chortle.
Speaking of industries without that many women... the games industry continues to be caught up with this ridiculous GamerGate thing. The women in games have my heartfelt sympathy and support... but I've mostly stopped following this story, since I neither play nor develop games. However, this article on Cracked names the ex-boyfriend who started the whole GamerGate mess, and since Zoe Quinn's name has been dragged through the mud, it seems only fair that we know his name, too. It is Eron Gjoni, and seriously, if you're still single, don't date him.
Speaking of men you don't want to date... HA HA HA HA HA. Scalzi nails it.
This study about the prevalence and cost of domestic violence blew my mind and makes me so sad.
But hey, if baboons can change their culture, so can we, right?
(This would be a great premise for a sci-fi story- some sort of disease preferentially spreads among the most aggressive jerks, leaving a new human population that is just... nicer.)
The graphic in this tweet may make you want to scream.
There. In case you had any doubts. RT @FT: Working parents are resented, but put in the hours. http://t.co/yV5FTIDu93 pic.twitter.com/Kal2WErPtn
— GianpieroPetriglieri (@gpetriglieri) September 24, 2014
But let's end with a fun tweet:
#MeanwhileinCanada This postal worker had a very good reason for not leaving the package at the door. pic.twitter.com/lrNF6FzVwq via @IamFane
— Meanwhile in Canada (@MeanwhileinCana) September 24, 2014