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Be flexible March 18, 2009

Posted by dorigo in personal, physics.
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I was quite surprised to see today a slide from an american CDF colleague, in a talk aimed at a general audience of physicists, containing the picture shown below.

Sure, the message is clear. Be flexible. And I would have nothing to object with regards to the means used to convey that message. However, I have learned the hard way that many -especially in the US- consider sexist things that I consider normal. Thus my surprise. The picture is nice and the girl is pretty, but there is something distinctly sexual in her posture -and please do not even try saying that it feels like that just to me “because I am a sex maniac”.