Should we use this new tool on Askaboutmoney?

Financial Times tool warns if articles quote too many men

The Financial Times is automatically warning its journalists if their articles quote too many men, in an attempt to force writers to look for expert women to include in their pieces.

The media organisation found that only 21% of people quoted in the FT were women, prompting the development of a bot that uses pronouns and analysis of first names to determine whether a source is male or a female. Section editors will then be alerted if they are not doing enough to feature women in their stories.
 

Delboy

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Anything that makes this a better world, then yes we should definitely use it :rolleyes:

Will I have to change my username soon?
 

Purple

Frequent Poster
Absolutely, we need to fight the Patriarchy!

Now, no more male posters should reply until we have had at least one reply from a female poster.

(Delboy, your username is deeply sexist and offensive. You need to change it to Delperson)
 

Sunny

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But to be fair we should probably try and capture the men who identify as women, the women who identify as men. Then we need to capture the people who don't believe in being identified as either as a man or woman. Complicated times.
 

Purple

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But to be fair we should probably try and capture the men who identify as women, the women who identify as men. Then we need to capture the people who don't believe in being identified as either as a man or woman. Complicated times.
Fair point brother... or sister!
 

Sunny

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Please accept my apologies for my hegemonic username.... :(
It only took you 43,815 posts to apologise...... You have spent years using your hegemonic username to ensure that the little women who work out the computer and manage to make it onto Askaboutmoney knew their place.
 

Purple

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It only took you 43,815 posts to apologise...... You have spent years using your hegemonic username to ensure that the little women who work out the computer and manage to make it onto Askaboutmoney knew their place.
And for those of us around here long enough we also remember his sexist triumphalism in relation to ironing. Therefore it's not just computers and stuff that wemmen don't bother their little heads about that he's sexist about things that go to the very nature of what it means to be a woman such as housework and ironing.
 

PMU

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The media organisation found that only 21% of people quoted in the FT were women, prompting the development of a bot that uses pronouns and analysis of first names to determine whether a source is male or a female.
A bit early for April Fool? Anyway, I better not quote from e.g. George Sand; George Elliot, Cameron Diaz, Cameron Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Marion Morrison, Lindsay Buckingham, Lindsay Lohan, Nikita Kruschev; Nikita Mears, Joyce Cary, Joyce Grenfell, etc. etc. etc.
 

joe sod

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The media organisation found that only 21% of people quoted in the FT were women, prompting the development of a bot that uses pronouns and analysis of first names to determine whether a source is male or a female. Section editors will then be alerted if they are not doing enough to feature women in their stories.
The danger with these developments from the financial times to the big universities is that they lose their relevance and rigour. People will no longer trust the reputation of these organisations and will switch to other providers that are not hamstrung by this straight jacket. Will it not give russian and chinese universities and financial services a big leg up. Will the top technologists left out in the cold because of gender politics move to friendlier places for them just like the big leg up the US got in the 1930s and 40s when many top scientists left europe for america.
 
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