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To All The Women: Our Deepest Apologies

 
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Bruce
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:06 pm    Post subject: To All The Women: Our Deepest Apologies Reply with quote

Here’s an interesting article about how women’s voices have been thought of and treated since technology helped us all spread the spoken word. There’s a lot of science, pseudo science, unmitigated bullshit, and long held prejudices exposed in this piece.

As I have often done over the decades I apologize for the shabby way my male predecessors have treated our female predecessors, and can only add how glad I am that technology and attitudes are rapidly changing and improving for all.

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/a-century-of-shrill-how-bias-in-technology-has-hurt-womens-voices

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in the day, when I studied telecom engineering, the prof for the signal processing section pointed out exactly what this article does -- that "cutoffs" hurt the perception of women's voices. He said that it could have been easily fixed, but nobody considered women as credible voices.

By some accounts, some still think we aren't credible. :(
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

men naturally tune women out - it's evolution.


*runs & hides
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