Why women talk less

One of the best Blog Posts I’ve read in a while

language: a feminist guide

This week on Newsnight, Evan Davis talked to three women about all-male panels—a subject made topical by the recent popularity of a tumblr set up to name and shame them. Why, he asked, are women so often un- or under-represented in public forums? Are they reluctant to put themselves forward? Are they deterred by the adversarial nature of the proceedings?

The women offered some alternative suggestions. Women don’t get asked, or if they do it’s assumed you only need one. Women aren’t seen as experts, unless the subject is a ‘women’s issue’. The age-old prejudice against women speaking in public means that any woman who dares to voice her opinions can expect to be deluged with abuse and threats.

But while all-male panels are obviously a problem, they’re only the tip of the iceberg. Just ensuring that women are represented on a panel does not guarantee their voices will…

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Halfway through

Almost half of the time for the PhD is gone.
My achievements so far include: one paper finished and presented at a conference and at the colloquim; organizing and presenting at 2 research seminars with renowned trust researchers and planning my data collection that I need to start and finish really soon. An additional success has been applying and getting accepted for a research stay in Singapore.
Goals for the next months:
– Applying and presenting at this AOM conference next year in August in CA
– Finishing my data collection, transcribing and analyzing the interviews and the case study about kick-off meetings
– Writing up these 2 papers
– Work over the summer at analyzing and writing up the longitudinal campus study paper
– Presenting again at the colloquim

So it seems it’s gonna be a great busy summer.
Loving it 🙂
My research topic is the best!