10: Interviewing Anna from Indiana: Mental Health at Cornell and Princeton, TA-ing a weed-out computer science course, microaggressions, and why women are not intrinsically inept at STEM (Part 1/2)


Approximate timestamps:

4:30 The most important lesson Anna learned at Cornell?

6:23 What may have been the hardest time in Anna's life and what Anna and I have in common.

8:00 What would Anna call the worst aspect of Cornell?

9:30 I mention how that worst aspect has not been the case at Princeton.

16:00 What was Anna from Indiana's worst class at Cornell?

20:00 Anna explains teaching a CS (Computer Science) class at Cornell. 

25:00 Anna explains a sexist comment made by a female CS TA towards a female CS student.

28:00 How female competition could undermine the evolution of tech.

31:00 We discuss why the departure of women from tech and STEM is unrelated to the claim that women are intrinsically incapable of performing well in STEM. (Spoiler: I bring up actual research that shows our departure has zero relationship with innate dumbness.)



References (parts 1 and 2):

"How walking in nature changes the brain"

Nature and memory

Mahazarin Banaji on "diversity training"

"Racially diverse companies outperform industry norms by 35%"

Helping others helps you

"The Confidence Gap"

The Silent Rise of the Female Driven Economy

Men are perceived as more innovative (but in this study women actually are and across 8/8 measure of innovation)

"'Belonging' can help keep talented female students in STEM classes"

Inferior: How science got women wrong and the new research that's rewriting the story

Joy Buolamwini (author of "AI, ain't I a woman" mentioned in part 2)

"Amazon's facial recognition wrongly identifies 28 lawmakers, A.C.L.U says"

"Technology's Man Problem"

"Facial Recognition is accurate, if you're a white guy"