Friday, April 29, 2016

Ha ha. Ha. Shit.


Being the Only Woman or Person of Color Applying for a Job Means You Probably Won't Get It

I almost went "no shit" to that headline but it's actually worse than I thought.

Researchers calculated that a woman is 79.14 times more likely to be hired if she is up against another woman for the job. For people of color, the chances of getting hired if another person of color is a candidate are 193.72 times greater.

Good lord.

In applicant pools with only one female and three male candidates, the chances of a woman being hired were statistically zero.

Oh fuck.

And then:

A recent study showed that, while most people favor workplace diversity, the idea only really catches on when white men endorse it. 

Welp. We women and people of color are fucked. And women of color? Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

I'm even more glad now that I gave up trying to get into gaming journalism. A lot of jobs I applied to were probably like me and a shit ton of white dudes in the application pool. It looks like I'll have a lot more success trying to be a feminist writer.

Unless white men actually decide to go and fight for real diversity in the workplace.

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