Women hold only 3% of clout positions in the mainstream media (telecommunications, entertainment, publishing and advertising).
Women comprise 7% of directors and 13% of film writers in the top 250 grossing films.
The United States is 90th in the world in terms of women in national legislatures.
Women hold 17% of the seats in the House of Representatives (the equivalent body in Rwanda is 56.3% female).
Women are merely 3% of Fortune 500 CEOs.
About 25% of girls will experience teen dating violence.
The number of cosmetic surgical procedures performed on youth 18 or younger more than tripled from 1997 to 2007.
Among youth 18 and younger, liposuctions nearly quadrupled between 1997 and 2007 and breast augmentations increased nearly six-fold in the same 10-year period.
65% of American women and girls have an eating disorder. Mer Information finns på Miss Representation
Den andra är en helt fantastiskt CBS 60 minutes intervju med rapparen, underhållaren och entreprenören Jay-Z och gurun Warren Buffet av många ansedd som den bästa investeraren någonsin. Båda pratar om hur viktig läraren är, Jay-Z tackar sin lärare för att hon sa att han var smart och han berättar även hur det vara att växa upp i ett fattigt Brooklyn. Warren Buffet vill bli ihågkommen som en lärare eller mentor.
As you might have read in about me, last year I teamed up with musican Roni Brunn and launged a stockholm branch of her LA based math-club.
This last sunday they had thier latest meeting with co founder Music Search, INC Luke Barrington a UCSD Ph.D. Unfortunate I was unable to attend but I just recived this great note from Roni about our rock star speaker, I’ve put the slides online at my webpage:http://van.ucsd.edu/ You can also find a link here to the UCSD Computer Audition Lab page where you can find all the info and papers about our work and even download some data to try your own algorithms out.
Finally, the game that we played last, Herd It, is in beta on Facebook. Please have a go and test your musical knowledge against the world. At the same time, you’ll be helping improve the minds of the music machines.
Unfortuantely there is no video online from this talk but we would like very much to get online videos for future events or at least an interview with this speaker, but until then enjoy an older talk from math-club about Futurama and Simpsons.