I’m combining this tumblr with my first one. It’s been a progress & inspiration blog for my circus stuff, particularly contortion, but now it’s going to be that plus the things I post here. If you like I Heart Home Ec you’ll probably like The Traveling Show, unless you’re grossed out by pictures of bendy people, in which case, uh… you won’t.
“Reuben found that, on average, both men and women lied about their performance. When participants had an incentive to lie, they lied more; and the incidence of lying increased as the monetary award for being chosen as leader increased. But while women kept pace with men on how frequently they lied, women did not exaggerate their performance to the same degree, and it cost them: women were selected a third less often than their abilities would otherwise indicate.”—
—Rebecca Knight of the Financial Times“Women at the Top” blog highlights research by Columbia Business School professor Ernesto Reuben, who finds that men “honestly believe their performance is 30 percent better than it really is.” This is research that should make all men and women pause as it concerns not only gender equality in the workplace but also ethics and morality.
“I think the best response is to say, ‘Why do you ask?’ because it delivers the question back to them in a way that lets them see it, hopefully, for how inappropriate [it is.] I don’t want to judge the people — people will send questions in and they’ll be furious that someone will say to them, ‘You’re 40 and not having a baby. How much longer can you wait?’ Most people are just thoughtless. They didn’t mean to hurt your feelings. So by saying ‘Why did you ask?’ you give them an opportunity to say, ‘Wow, that really was pretty inappropriate.’”—