#94 If You’re “Qualified,” You Make The List

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Sam and I kick off the Fall 2019 season exploring what happened with the Forbe’s America’s 100 Most Innovative Leaders list, whether it truly reflects merit or, instead, historical privilege, and whether the “man box” had a role.

In this season, we’ll continue exploring how we all contribute to and are affected by the man box, and where it shows up in current events.

Let us know what you think!

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Recent books written by former Unraveling Pink guests:

#93 Nothing Is Impossible

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In this final episode of the “man box” season, Sam and I reflect on the season – what it’s been like to sit across from someone of another gender and talk about gender issues – and we issue a challenge to all of you to do the same. We offer some suggestions based on our experience – our successes and failures – and close with Sam’s thoughts on what he’s learned from this experience. Enjoy!

Unraveling Pink will return in the Fall.

#92 A Camouflage Fanny Pack and Size M Spacesuit

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Extending a bit from the man box, this episode looks at the impact of design on women – this time, with a designer in the conversation, as Sam comes back for another conversation. This week’s challenge: observe the world around you and who it is – and is not – designed for.

Resources in this episode:

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men – a review.”

Aimee Cunningham, “‘Invisible Women’ spotlights a gaping and dangerous gender data gap.”

Matthew Schwartz, “NASA Scraps First All-Female Spacewalk For Want Of A Medium-Size Spacesuit.”

Cara Kelly, “NASA’s spacesuit issue is all too familiar for working women.”

Ritu Prassad “Seven ways the world is not designed for women.” 

#91 The Man Box: Not Just For Men

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In this episode, we explore whether the man box comes into play when women are attacked for scientific accomplishments. Sam joins the podcast again and we discover common threads among the topics we’ve tackled this season. We end with a challenge that everyone can take on.

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#90 Life is About Connecting

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Well, that was awkward… How often does an interaction with someone trigger that response? In this episode, Sam and I explore the concept of personal boundaries, with Joe Biden as a convenient jumping off point. We come at it from different perspectives and end up with different approaches, which shows just how unique and individual this question is for everyone. How do you approach the personal boundaries of those around you?

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