[Courses] [Careers] Jacinta Richardson

Mary mary-linuxchix at puzzling.org
Sun Mar 6 09:35:13 EST 2005

On Sun, Mar 06, 2005, Jacinta Richardson wrote:
> In my team of 18 there were 3 girls (including me).  We were all key 
> players. There were about 4 male key players as well.  Although I have no 
> proof that it was sexual discrimination, all three of us girls got lower 
> marks both than we expected and than the guys got.  Some of the bludgers 
> got higher marks than us, which *really* bothered me.

I think that's the worst kind of discrimination when it happens: the
kind where it's insufficiently clear and there's always some other
plausible excuse. ("Oh, women candidates here are great, it's just a
coincidence that there's always a better male candidate when I advertise

When I was doing similar things at university, marks were broken down
into 2-5 mark blocks for various things: bits of our project report were
wrth 2-5 marks, various evaluations were 2-5 marks etc etc until you got
to 100. It requires a lot of assessment effort but does somewhat help
with the "hmmm, she wasn't at the pub as much" problems.


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