Stef (firecat) wrote,
Stef
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http://twistedphysics.typepad.com/cocktail_party_physics/2011/07/is-it-cold-in-here.html
There's a phrase for what Linda Henneberg is experiencing: it's called a "chilly climate," and it describes not just overt sexism or sexual harassment -- which most people agree are unacceptable, at least in theory -- but the myriad unconscious diminishing behaviors that seem to proliferate in any male-dominated environment, whether it be a classroom, a boardroom, an Internet chat room, World of Warcraft, or an international physics laboratory.
A world without chilly climates feels profoundly worth working toward.

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