Cargo pants can be hazardous to your life. Once the go-to pants for men who don't carry purses -- cargo pants are a problem for a growing segment of boomers and geezers.
Meet Ada Lovelace.
Much of the dramatic conflict in two recent Bay area productions was caused by the fallout from an arranged marriage that seemed destined to please a lot of people. Unfortunately, the bride was not one of them.
A nursery rhyme from the 19th century claims that "Little girls are made of sugar and spice and all things nice." If one took Maurice Chevalier's words to heart, there would certainly be good reason to "Thank Heaven For Little Girls."
Something is askew here: The notion that strength is the main thing we want, or need, or care about. Though the word "strength" can be vague or misleading, it doesn't help to change terms and propose that we want women who are agents rather than mere instruments or objects.
Ada Lovelace Day is an opportunity to celebrate women in the STEM fields. Is there still such a need to talk about them? If we look back at a number of attention-grabbing headlines on topics over the past year, there's still a lot to talk about.
Ada Lovelace, I imagine, would have much to say about the dearth of girls and women interested in tech. She would argue that the math and science we teach need to be not only meaningful but also as creatively engaging as the writing of Flyology was for her.
It's no secret that the tech industry has been dominated by men. But did you know a woman is responsible for some of the core innovations that drive the internet today? In 1843, Ada Lovelace published instructions for the world's first computer program.