[Vision2020] Sweater Day Sexism at Simon Frazer University

Kenneth Marcy kmmos1 at frontier.com
Fri Feb 5 14:55:30 PST 2016

Well, well, perhaps after the Simon Frasierites get done complaining 
about the inherent sexism in the video, they will return to its contents 
to examine why a professor apparently old enough to have gained tenure 
is spending her working hours playing Solitaire on a computer.  Is Miss 
Pinkham so well and truly over the hill that her abilities are reduced 
to mouse-clicking through two-decades-old playing-card software?  Or has 
she not kept up-to-date on gaming software advances since she was an 
undergraduate?  Alternatively, is Simon Frasier's computer technology 
budget so sparse that it cannot afford machines that can handle more 
modern and hardware demanding games?

On the other hand, Miss Pinkham may be a professor of ancient gaming 
software.  If so, she might e-mail Chad to apply for a graduate school 
research assistant position in comparative software studies. With 
sufficient grant money, they could build a Beowulf cluster in the extra 
space in her long, deep office.  The heat emitted from all those 
computers operating together would keep her office quite warm, and allow 
advanced gaming research studies.


On 2/5/2016 11:24 AM, Nicholas Gier wrote:
>   Sweater Day Sexism
> https://youtu.be/kLYjQJr5Je0
> February 5, 2016
>     By Scott Jasch <https://www.insidehighered.com/users/scott-jaschik>ik
> At Simon Fraser U, professors were stunned by video university posted 
> on its website that suggested female faculty members could be viewed 
> as sex objects -- in the name of saving energy.

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