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Only Ugly People Read Good: How you're still only as smart as your jeans. Aug 6.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008 7-8:30 pm

Topic Host: Mike Morrill

I apologzie for the lateness of the articles everyone, I have been busy trying to finish my thesis. The first three pieces relate to women and their underrepresentation in the physical sciences. I'd like to hone in on what this phenomena means to us as individuals and as a nation (which includes it possibly not meaning anything at all).

From another direction, I've included a couple articles on body image, its effects on how we perceive nonphysical traits.

If a connection can be found between these loosely related topics, I think it would contain some great lessons. Sadly, I was unable to find a good piece relating to that junction. Carri articulates that question as follows:

What's missing for me, however, is some argument about whether body image in an industry that is purely physical can have anything interesting to teach us about the gender expectations in an industry that is purely intellectual...(or vice versa).