gender

Donglegate and the Evolving Role of Social Media At Work

PyCon, the annual conference for Python developers, was different this year. The event was overshadowed by a heated debate about gender, conduct, and the role of social media in the workplace. For those unaware of the “incident”: A female PyCon attendee tweeted a picture of two male attendees after being offended by their conversation that included sexual innuendos regarding “dongles” and “forking code.”

Does Your News Skew Male or Female?

Image from: Odua Images / Shutterstock If you are anything like me you usually get your news from a variety of different sources. As a frequent reader of the NYTimes, BBC and the Boston Globe I don’t have one go to news source. Looking at Compete.com Industry Category > News and Media > News: World, we can see the top 20 sites for world news are: Looking further I compared

Holiday Shopping Showdown: Men vs. Women

Image from: Helder Almeida / Shutterstock When it comes to gift buying, I tend to stay with gift cards and anything someone explicitly tells me they want.  I also tend to wait until the last minute to even start thinking about what I’ll get anyone.  I thought it’d be interesting to see whether this was something common to most guys and decided to use Compete’s demographic data to find out. 

Gender Marketing: Pinkberry is for Girls, Ben & Jerry’s is for Boys

I don’t think I’m alone in stereotyping the entire American female population as a group of ice cream addicts. For years, the go-to post-break up image has been a woman sitting on her couch with a bowl of ice cream watching a romance movie. I would imagine that ice cream companies have a fairly easy time tapping into the female market. But the question is: Are they consciously working to