Story by Kimia Nikseresht
Before today’s technologically-savvy generation, there was a time where rigid social boundaries existed between work and home, private and public. One’s social life remained unspoken in the realm of professionalism and work did not interfere with soccer games or walks in the park. Relationships were founded on the basis of trust through shared experiences and the work day ended at 5:00.
Story by Kendall Siewert
Let me set the scene for you. It’s a Thursday night in good ol’ Cville, where bar lines and my desire to stay in with a slice of Christian’s pizza increase at the same rate. It’s hot, so I’m feeling grateful I chose a black tank top to avoid major sweat stains while I journey from my house to the Corner. I see a group of girls walking towards me. I don’t think anything of it until one of them makes a comment loudly as she passes me.
In the United States today, women make up an estimated 47 percent of the workforce. In the science and engineering field, however, women are far less represented than men. According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, women hold only 25 percent of occupations in computer and mathematical sciences, and only 13 percent of occupations in engineering.
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