IBM's "Hack a Hairdryer" Campaign

Becca Kingham's picture

IBM’s “Hack a Hairdryer” campaign is a controversial campaign run by IBM as an attempt to get more women in science, with a website and a video. In the video, it encourages women to disassemble hairdryers, with plenty of glitter and a background voice saying lots of puns.

Michigan OKs $12 minimum...

Alex Ahdoot TC's picture
Michigan OKs $12 minimum wage proposal aimed at 2018 ballot Minimum wage is a highly debated issue that has made headlines all across the nation for as long as most of us can remember. Currently, Michigan’s minimum wage is projected to be at around $9.25/hr and $3.80/ hr for those who receive tips. As you can imagine, this is barely a serviceable wage. With such miniscule hourly wages, its tough for these employees to make a living where they can support themselves and their families.

Wage Gap? Why does it persist?

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The gender wage gap has been touted consistently as existing and as a form of discriminiation. The wage gap definitely exists but is it solely due to discrimination against women? This episode of the podcast Freakonomics makes the claim that discrimination is NOT the major reason for the existing wage gap. Based on what you read in the link below and your own experiences and research, why do you think the wage gap exists? Is this a structural problem or a discrimination problem?

Gender Rights

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A lot of attention has been drawn to Google's previous Vice President of Diversity, Integrity & Governance's 10-page anti-diversity article that was sent to all Google employees which was eventually leaked into the public. This article articulates one individuals' opinions on the differences within Google and why some diversity barriers will be difficult to break due to social norms.

IBM's "Hack a Hairdryer" Campaign

Becca Kingham's picture

IBM’s “Hack a Hairdryer” campaign is a controversial campaign run by IBM as an attempt to get more women in science, with a website and a video. In the video, it encourages women to disassemble hairdryers, with plenty of glitter and a background voice saying lots of puns.

Michigan OKs $12 minimum...

Alex Ahdoot TC's picture
Michigan OKs $12 minimum wage proposal aimed at 2018 ballot Minimum wage is a highly debated issue that has made headlines all across the nation for as long as most of us can remember. Currently, Michigan’s minimum wage is projected to be at around $9.25/hr and $3.80/ hr for those who receive tips. As you can imagine, this is barely a serviceable wage. With such miniscule hourly wages, its tough for these employees to make a living where they can support themselves and their families.

Wage Gap? Why does it persist?

Jay McDowell's picture

The gender wage gap has been touted consistently as existing and as a form of discriminiation. The wage gap definitely exists but is it solely due to discrimination against women? This episode of the podcast Freakonomics makes the claim that discrimination is NOT the major reason for the existing wage gap. Based on what you read in the link below and your own experiences and research, why do you think the wage gap exists? Is this a structural problem or a discrimination problem?

Gender Rights

Austin Priebe's picture

A lot of attention has been drawn to Google's previous Vice President of Diversity, Integrity & Governance's 10-page anti-diversity article that was sent to all Google employees which was eventually leaked into the public. This article articulates one individuals' opinions on the differences within Google and why some diversity barriers will be difficult to break due to social norms.

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