Please answer the following questions:

  1. Thinking systemically, what do you think this cartoon (https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/how_it_works.png.) is trying to say?
  2. Read this Science Magazine article (https://www.science.org/content/article/salk-institute-hit-discrimination-lawsuit-third-female-scientist) or this summary from Nature (https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05025-z) about three female professors suing the Salk Institute for alleged sex discrimination. (a) Do you think the described incident was an example of sex discrimination? (b) What evidence would help you know for sure?
  3. Take a look at the “Gendered Language in Teacher Reviews (http://benschmidt.org/profGender/#%7B%22database%22%3A%22RMP%22%2C%22plotType%22%3A%22pointchart%22%2C%22method%22%3A%22return_json%22%2C%22search_limits%22%3A%7B%22word%22%3A%5B%22his%20kids%22%2C%22her%20kids%22%5D%2C%22department__id%22%3A%7B%22%24lte%22%3A25%7D%7D%2C%22aesthetic%22%3A%7B%22x%22%3A%22WordsPerMillion%22%2C%22y%22%3A%22department%22%2C%22color%22%3A%22gender%22%7D%2C%22counttype%22%3A%5B%22WordCount%22%2C%22TotalWords%22%5D%2C%22groups%22%3A%5B%22unigram%22%5D%2C%22testGroup%22%3A%22D%22%7D)” data site. Try a few search terms: at least one positive term, and one negative term. What did you find? Feel free to include screenshots.