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  • fgj wrote a new blog post: Alcohol: The Other Wage Gap   4 years, 1 month ago · View

    Back in 2006, a study by the Reason Foundation showed that drinkers make 10-14% more than their non-drinking counterparts.  The discrepancy was attributed to social capital:

    "Social drinking builds social capital," said Stringham, an economics professor at San Jose State University. "Social drinkers are networking, building relationships, and adding contacts to their Blackberries that result in bigger paychecks." [...]

  • fgj wrote a new blog post: How to Address Creepiness   4 years, 6 months ago · View

    As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m involved in running a “hackerspace” which is a physical space where people share tech/arts/crafts tools.  We have a frequent guest who has generated a lot of complaints.  Several female members have complained, and the complaint is basically that he’s “creepy” but they haven’t been able to pinpoint any specific [...]

  • fgj wrote a new blog post: Interesting Post on Women in Physics   4 years, 10 months ago · View

    Check out this post. An excerpt:
    <blockquote>"Yes, there are some amazing women in physics- but there are plenty of mediocre men in physics! If some of the women who would be good (but not amazing) physicists could make it, they would still be improving the field."</blockquote>

  • fgj wrote a new blog post: More on ACOAs and Wikipedia   5 years, 7 months ago · View

    I want to tell this little story about my own beginnings because it’s very interrelated to happiness and Agnes.  When I was a little girl and I grew up … my life was hell.  I lived with an alcoholic father who beat me and molested me and it was all inside that.  And always as a [...]

  • fgj wrote a new blog post: Women in Math and Science   5 years, 9 months ago · View

    In honor of Larry Summers’ return to the media spotlight, I thought I’d take a moment to recognize the women in math and science whom I look up to. One of the biggest names in my own field, quantum computation, is Julia Kempe.  At age 34, she has degrees in math (bachelors, masters, PhD), physics (bachelors, masters) [...]

  • fgj wrote a new blog post: Review: Alcoholism (The Facts)   5 years, 10 months ago · View

    I just got a copy of the newly-published fourth editon of "Alcoholism (The Facts)" by Ann M. Manzardo et al.  Alcoholism is often thought of as a men’s issue, so you might wonder what this has to do with feminism.  In fact, millions of women in the US suffer from alcohol use disorders.  Although this demographic [...]

  • fgj wrote a new blog post: Housing, Sexism and Your Mom   6 years, 1 month ago · View

    It’s that time again in my isolated Canadian college town.  Leases are expiring, new students have accepted their admission offers, and a lot of people are looking for housing.  In my search, I noticed that over half of the housing ads specify "female tenants only," which took me a bit by surprise.  So I decided to [...]

  • fgj wrote a new blog post: Housing, Sexism and Your Mom

    It’s that time again in my isolated Canadian college town.  Leases are expiring, new students have accepted their admission offers, and a lot of people are looking for housing.  In my search, I noticed that over half of the housing ads specify "female tenants only," which took me a bit by surprise.  So I decided [...]

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