Monthly Archives: December 2013

Independent: ‘More than half of women are discriminated against at work’

Our thanks to Greg for pointing us to this gem in the Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/more-than-half-of-women-are-discriminated-against-at-work-9029535.html Greg asks: What are they whining about? I thought that last year 98.7% of women were discriminated against in the workplace, and 45.2% of them experienced sexual … Continue reading

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Why high-flying women are ditching therapists… for psychics

J has pointed us to another story for the ‘You couldn’t make this s*** up!’ file. We’re constantly being told we ‘need’ more women at the top of business. Exactly why we ‘need’ them there, when longitudinal studies show that increasing … Continue reading

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Taxpayer to give extra £15,000 per year to engineering graduates… but only if they’re female

Yet more lunacy, part of a scheme costing the taxpayer £25 million: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25300669 From the article: “Only around a quarter of students on engineering master’s courses are women,” said Brunel engineering lecturer, Petra Gratton. “Bluntly speaking, that has to change … Continue reading

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Qantas increases the number of women on its board and in its senior executive levels. Hurrah! S&P reduces Qantas’s credit rating to ‘junk’. Oops.

We now know a good deal about the impact of increasing female representation on corporate boards. Longitudinal studies (the only ones of any relevance, as they separate causation from correlation) of companies in the United States, Germany and Norway show … Continue reading

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