John Vinson

CS310L-01

 

"Pale and Male: 19th Century Design in a 21st Century World"

 

After reading some of "Unlocking the Clubhouse", they state that

 

most advances in technology are modeled for a male society. The first

 

artificial heart valve, air bags, just to name a few, were molded after the

 

male body leaving a disadvantage to women. Some of the most revolutionary ideas, with primitive

 

thinking, that the 'male' is the majority.

 

Computer Sciences, Engineering a long with some other fields are creative

 

areas, only those with the best imaginations can prevail. The introduction of

 

women into these fields, can bring infinite possibilities on what can be

 

accomplished when both men and women are involved. Why settle for

 

something designed with one sex in mind when you can better improve that

 

design with the intuitive mind of a woman. However to see a greater share of

 

women entering these fields we need to welcome them in open arms instead

 

of isolating them. Make a schedule of classes that will have real

 

world experience instead of hurdles, make them understand the relevance.

 

Allow classes to bring experience to all, so that everyone is on the

 

same level, and rid the classes and labs of any stereotypes. In classes use a variety

 

of mixed role models, someone both men and women can look upon. If we start

 

to fix these problems now in time our field will be more diverse and creative.