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STEMinist
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Promoting the visibility and voices of women in science, tech, engineering and math.
Promoting the visibility and voices of women in science, tech, engineering and math.

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Some publishers have finally removed the "for girls" or "for boys" labeling of their children's books.

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"The new program includes small group sessions with faculty members, classes that connect software programming to philosophy or biology and an emphasis on real-world applications. Forty percent of the teaching assistants are women, and there is a seminar on women in computing."

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"Lovelace was one of the first people to understand that anything, from poetry to horse racing bets, could be turned into data."

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"My idea was to take something that young girls already like to do, something they were familiar with and good at, and add a tech spin that would both educate and inspire this next generation."

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"Unitive not only anonymizes the gender and race of an applicant, but compartmentalizes components like education, work history, and hobbies so a hiring manger only sees one piece at a time without the influence of the others."

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"STEM fuels our world. It underpins our lives. It’s the engine that solves our biggest problems. It’s bigger than all of us and needs women."

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"She’s been in that stiff, triangle dress, looking uncomfortable for a long time. And if she’s a symbol that represents women, then no wonder we’re feeling trapped, rigid and uncomfortable. There’s something about that being a symbol that represents us, that doesn’t represent us at all."

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One particular anonymous reviewer told the women that their paper needed a man. Adding a male author to the paper, the reviewer wrote, would “serve as a possible check against interpretations that may sometimes be drifting too far away from empirical evidence into ideologically biased assumptions.”

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"No company is perfect, but you get to choose which flaws you can live with: as an individual, one of the most powerful things you can do is to vote with your job offer acceptance."

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"Tech culture doles out imposter syndrome on one side, hubris on the other."
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