weeks - 3:53 pm on Jan 31, 2011 (gmt 0)
Where are the women?
In this article in today's NYT, Wikipedia has...
...the traditions of the computer world and an obsessive fact-loving realm that is dominated by men and, some say, uncomfortable for women.
The article suggests that "women are less willing to assert their opinions in public." But, no one knows if you're a guy or gal (or,as the famous cartoon noted, a dog) on the web (although Facebook is working hard to change that, but let's not go there...).
Hmmmm. Let's me respond to that comment in a caring, thoughtful way: Huh, what...?
Catherine Orenstein, the founder and director of the OpEd Project, said many women lacked the confidence to put forth their views. “When you are a minority voice, you begin to doubt your own competencies,” she said.
She said her group had persuaded women to express themselves by urging them to shift the focus “away from oneself — ‘do I know enough, am I bragging?’ — and turn the focus outward, thinking about the value of your knowledge.”