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Not all tech is alike. Those phones, tablets, desktops and laptops that we use everyday--we perceive and relate to each device almost as if each were a different type of person. Guess which one is like a lover?
"Analysis of national education data reveals that high school math teachers have an unjustifiable bias against white females, furthering the struggle of girls to advance in the STEM pipeline towards high-earning technical careers," writes Meghan Casserly at ForbesWoman. "'This speaks to the presence of a perhaps subtle yet omnipresent stereotype in high school classrooms: Math, comparatively speaking, is just easier for white males than it is for white females,' wrote researchers Catherine Riegle-Crumb and Melissa Humphries in the article."
"The founders of Google, Genentech, Netscape, and Yahoo! have two things in common: All of them are university inventors whose companies grew out of the technologies they developed on campus. And all of them are male," writes Scott Shane at Businessweek. Studies show that women are far less likely than men to start companies to sell their inventions, but why? Shane cites several researchers' ideas, but notes that there's another factor at play: "The attitudes of technology licensing officers on university campuses."