Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Women and brilliance

https://m.phys.org/news/2018-01-linking-success-fields-intellectual-talent.html#jCp

“Linking success in some fields to intellectual talent undermines women’s interest in them …¬†Overall, these experiments found that women showed less interest in career areas that were linked to “brilliance” relative to other traits, such as dedication. Men, however, did not generally show differential interest in these areas. The results also pointed to the “brilliance = men” stereotype as a reason for these gender differences.”

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MY COMMENT:

Women are not generally brilliant so the term does not generally get applied to them. In the same way, men rarely get called winsome.

Secondly, confidence is necessary for success because a certain arrogance gives a person a reason to believe he or she will succeed. Women in science for example undermine themselves by choosing small subjects and topics. The big fields like high energy physics and cosmology attract men because we have big ambitions. Small fields like botanical taxonomy and illustration attract women. Nobody wins a Nobel Prize for botanical taxonomy.

As usual this article gets cause and effect wrong. Fields that require brilliance and daring attract men because men tend to be brilliant and daring. What really bugged feminists about the Shirtgate scientist was not his naughty t shirt (anyone could see he was just a nice, jolly kind of fellow). What really bothered them was his masculine brilliance and daring in landing a probe on a comet.

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Intellectual Cuties: No. 10 in a series: Marguerite Duras, French Novelist

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marguerite_Duras

In response to a reader request, here she is looking at the camera:

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The New Zealand kea: another “rainbow bird”

 

The kea is an odd, rather obscure New Zealand parrot. I only just discovered that its plumage has the colours in the same order as those in the rainbow. I have written about how common this is in parrots before.

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Also common is the orange/yellow juxtaposition seen on the underside of the bird.

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Cf. Another parrot with the orange and yellow juxtaposition, Neophema splendida:

Neophema splendida adult male

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Young Aboriginal couple

 

This young couple creates striking maternity shoot using songlines and stories

 

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My wife several years ago at a wedding

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Lauren Southern subjected to MakeApp

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The app (which is claimed to use neural net intelligence) needs some more work. As somebody pointed out, her eye colour has apparently changed.

On the positive side, Lauren Southern looks quite good in the right hand picture.

My wife rarely wears or wore makeup. Some women can get away with it.

My wife on our honeymoon, Queensland, Australia, January 1986.

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