This post by Zonkette on whether Harvard's president Lawrence Summers should resign is idiotic... and from a Harvard fellow.
Read the whole article and pass it on. Its good.seriously... if the situation at Harvard is what passes for great intellectual resevoir for our country, we're in serious trouble. I'll just put my head in the sand and tell myself that the business school doesn't contain this pervasive stupidity.
Meanwhile, I'd like to hear people's personal stories about women in technology and politics -- in the past two years I've overheard casual acceptance of bias ("s/he may not be respectful towards female colleagues/subordinates but s/he's so politically smart..."), and heard talented women technologists and organizers wonder if they are treated as "implementers" instead of designers and strategists because of their gender. I've also seen what happens when an employer takes great pains to avoid hidden barriers for women, and how it affects the entire workplace positively (and leads to many more women in charge of technology projects).
I am trying to think about how we can seize the disruptive moment and try to take advantage of it to make sure bias doesn't corrupt the new field growing in the intersection of technology and political work (two fields not renowned for a great lack of bias).
Oh... and just to prove my point, this guy worked on the Dean campaign.
ARC: St Wendeler