In the latest extract from the Almost-Completely-Secret Diary of a CIPA President, Andrea Brewster writes a review of Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences by Cordelia Fine.
There are of course women for whom this doesn’t work. These are the ones who turn out to be rubbish and incompetent at their jobs but also not really fit to look after anyone’s children, including their own. Such people can sometimes be found a niche in an off-beat profession such as patent attorneyism. Honestly I never told my husband he was rubbish and incompetent at his job. He chose to do the childcare because he felt it would be safer that way.
What do you all think?
For example, as women in IP, do you feel that you have to act or even dress 'more male' to succeed in the profession? As men in IP, do you find yourself not talking about your children or family life at work? We would like to hear from you.