In one recent study, more than 100 university psychologists were asked to rate the CVs of Dr. Karen Miller or Dr. Brian Miller, fictitious applicants for an academic tenure-track job. The CVs were identical, apart from the name. Yet strangely, the male Dr. Miller was perceived (by both male and female reviewers) to have better research, teaching, and service experience than the luckless female Dr. Miller. Overall, about three-quarters of the psychologists thought that Dr. Brian was hirable, while only just under half had the same confidence in Dr. Karen. The same researchers also sent out applications for the position of tenured professor, again identical but for the male and female name at the top. This time, the application was so strong that most of the raters thought that tenure was deserved, regardless of sex. However, the endorsement of Karen’s application was four times more likely to be accompanied by cautionary caveats scrawled in the margins of the questionnaire: such as, ‘I would need to see evidence that she had gotten these grants and publications on her own’ and ‘We would have to see her job talk.’
— Cordelia Fine, Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference (via cockchomp)

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We’re pleased to announce the release of PhotoDog for iOS. While some might say “oh, that’s CatPaint, but with dogs” we like to think it’s a different breed. PhotoDog marks a new pinnacle in animal-enhanced photography, and an end to laying down newspaper and filling your pockets with dog treats whenever you want to have dogs in your photos.
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catpaint:

We’re pleased to announce the release of PhotoDog for iOS. While some might say “oh, that’s CatPaint, but with dogs” we like to think it’s a different breed. PhotoDog marks a new pinnacle in animal-enhanced photography, and an end to laying down newspaper and filling your pockets with dog treats whenever you want to have dogs in your photos.

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Swarms of Things

I made a blog about how swarms of things are both horrifying and fascinating. Even the cutest thing starts to become grotesque when there are too many of them. Grotesque but fascinating.