Cat and Girl in the echo chamber

Tue 02 May 2006 10:38 AM

Dorothy uses the phrase 'pink collar worker' in today's Cat&Girl. Below the comic, she comments:

Did you know that the New York Times segregated its help wanted section by gender until 1972? That may or may not be true. Thanks, Wikipedia!
Yet, compare the Wikipedia entry for pink collar. It says merely that the NY Times stopped running gender-specific help-wanted ads in 1972. It does not say when gender-neutral want help-wanted ads were first permitted. There may have been a time when help-wanted ads were not wholly segregated, but during which some ads were gender selecting.

So, I basically know nothing about the substantive issue of gender selection and job adverts. I do have another anecdote as to how the Wikipedia is akin to gossip, however.


from: Ron

Tue 02 May 2006 11:33 AM

Another unrelated Weakness-of-Wikipedia thing you might find interesting if you haven't seen it yet:

WhiteduWal-mart's Wikipedia War