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Divide and conquer or come together

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I went to an interesting talk titled The Gender Divide yesterday. When I think of ‘divide’ I think of division, maths and scary formulas marching in front of my face with an ‘equals’ sign at the end and a magic answer. Equality features strongly in talk about diversity but have we oversimplified the formula? Time to have a bit of fun with maths I think and blow up some assumptions both about what we divide and make things equal.

If we are talking about division with people we don’t seem to past dividing by 2. It might seem obvious to just put male and female as a reasonable assumption, I’ll come back to it, but lets go deeper. What about culture or ethnicity? Thinking about my own family and history this is kind of complex but looking at me I fit nicely into 2.  Read More…