On male privilege and networks

“Doctor, which of my two friends’ head lumps most befit my daughter?” (source: Wikipedia)

The story

  • highest expertise
  • fastest synapses
  • best connections
  • greatly social

Male privilege happens

“HERE BE OWLFISH” (source: Wikipedia)
“When you win you actually lose.” (source: Jezebel via Gender Avenger)

Things you can do

  1. Invite women.
  2. Invite more women than men.
  3. If your networks can’t help you reach out to awesomely skilled women, you need better networks. So: start building those networks. Follow people who are nothing like you on Twitter; follow blogs; ask other people who are better at this for advice.
  4. Be openly vocal. Talk about this issue. Help others understand their blind spots. Write a blog post!

See what other smart people say (updated July 2016)

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