You may have seen this story floating around social media. Isis Wenger is an engineer at a company called OneLogin. She was featured on a billboard recruiting other engineers for the company, and many people commented on her picture saying she was obviously an actress because she was “too pretty to be an engineer”, or some such nonsense.
Her response was pretty fantastic. You can read it here: https://medium.com/the-coffeelicious/you-may-have-seen-my-face-on-bart-8b9561003e0f
BADGING: Read Isis’ response at the link above. Write at least three paragraphs detailing your feelings after reading her response. What is it about our society that causes some people to assume Isis couldn’t be an engineer? Why might it have been important to her to address those comments instead of ignoring them? What did you think about the way she responded; would you have done it differently?