@j-i-a oh my goodness I didn't even think about male nurses, I'll just turn myself in to Man Jail now.
Glad to see "list of fictional robots and cyborgs" but sad that "list of fictional nurses" didn't make it. Maybe next year.
@chickpeas akimbo So you think the founder and supervising attorney of the Trafficking Victims Advocacy Project at the Legal Aid Society may be peddling misleading statistics? To what end?
@stuffisthings by the way, I notice that so-called "birth certificate" doesn't say anything about BENGHAZI. What is Lorde hiding???
Ah yes, the time-honored tactic of producing a birth certificate. That always shuts down birthers.
All my college newspaper writing went down the memory hole when they redesigned the website the year after I left. Maybe I dodged a bullet, but I'd actually quite like to have some of those articles now.
@dracula's ghost She's got a LOT of money -- who says her bathroom cabinet doesn't have its own garden shed?
@lemonadefish you have to use nacho cheese, or sweet iced tea if you're south of the Mason-Dixon.
I had never thought about minorities being attracted to quantitative fields, but now it makes sense! This helps to explain the many women involved in early computing, most of whom had come from a pure math background. I bet they also saw computers as one of those fields where you could "prove" you worth, before computers become a big-money industry and they got pushed out by tech bros.
I wonder if this also explains why many stigmatized groups (Jews, certain immigrant communities) stereotypically push their kids towards the licensed professions: the idea that once you have that credential, no one can take away your social status and ability to make a good living?
@ba-na-nas read this as "for sale," it was better that way.