Today’s Lady News: Tech Execs Are (Almost) All Dudes

  • Executive positions in Silicon Valley are notoriously male-dominated, though this study reveals how dire the stats really are. Less than one out of every 28 executives in the tech field is a woman. Since tech companies are generally global, focus is more often on racial diversity rather than gender diversity. [New York Times]
  • Check out President Obama’s paternalistic, semi-condescending comments on the Plan B decision: “As the father of two daughters, I think it is important for us to make sure that we apply some common sense to various rules when it comes to over-the-counter medicine.” Obama won 56 percent of the female vote in 2008. Could recent backlash cost him much-needed female support in the next election? [ABC News]
  • Four ways the Plan B decision will hurt women of color. [ColorLines]
  • A new study revealed that industrial chemicals in the water and air originally thought to have a strong impact on breast and hormone related cancers are actually less of a threat then “self-exposed” risks such as fatty foods, oral contraceptives, cigarettes, alcohol and hormone replacement drugs. [Los Angeles Times]
  • The Major Baseball League’s new media dress code included muscle-shirts. Have they really been deemed too revealing, or is this just a way to make the dress code seem less dominated by female articles of clothing? [ESPN]
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