Re: IT screen goddesses
I'm trying to decide what to think about this calendar but I'm having a
hard time making up my mind.
I like the pictures. Nice compositions, recognizable and beautiful
women. Basically your ordinary calendar.
Then there is the fact that the models know their way around a
computer... does it mean anything? What are they trying to say? That
they managed to find twelve good looking female computer 'geeks'? Than
female 'geeks' can be good looking? That they have modeling as a hobby?
Female geeks are inn these days, especially good looking geeks. You see
them on TV all the time in shows like NCIS, JAG etc. But does it do
anything with towards awareness that women can actually excel in the
tech business? No it doesn't because these women are made into
showcases... "Look this woman is a computer geek. Isn't it great!!"
Female techs will keep on being special as long as we are portrayed as
Being not only female but also 'old' (going on 40) I feel the prejudice
all the time. If I go shopping for hardware; "Are you sure your are
running Linux? It's only common among hackers you know...", "Maybe you
should call your husband." He he he... there are no files called ogg,
not music files anyway. Music is stored as something called mp3. Look at
it as a word document that plays music(?)"
I think showcases like this calendar really says: "Look at these women.
They are IT professionals. Aren't they special?" And I'm not sure that
is a good thing...