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 ====== Fall 2011 Scenarios Discussion ====== ====== Fall 2011 Scenarios Discussion ======
  
-===== Your unexpected qualifications =====+ * your unexpected qualifications: from a professor "Congratulations on your award!  You really deserve it: your high GPA, your research experience, and you're a woman, so you really deserve this!"  (adapted from a conversation I had when choosing a winner for our dept award)
  
-**Scenario:** From a professor "Congratulations on your award!  You really deserve it: your high GPA, your research experience, and you're a woman, so you really deserve this!"  +  --> this may be tricky because you can'really react to this from a professor
  
-**Answer Discussion:** + jealous classmate: "Oh, you got into Best University?  I didn't.  And, I have a higher GPA than you.  But, you're a woman, so they probably had couple of spots reserved for women."
-  this may be tricky because you can'really react to this from professor+
  
-===== Jealous classmate =====+ * jealous boyfriend: "You spend a lot of time with Joe in the lab.  And, you always talk about him.  You can't _just_ be friends with a boy.  That's how we hooked up, remember?  I don't think you can work in that lab anymore."
  
-**Scenario:** "Oh, you got into Best University?  I didn't, and I have a higher GPA than you Butyou're a woman, so they probably had a couple of spots reserved for women."+ unevolved classmate: "Why are you in WITS?  Are you some kind of feminist?"  (probably would mention more about WITSto help promote their group)
  
-**Answer Discussion:**+ interview with advisor/bossthe you-can't-get-married-or-can't-have-a-baby (you two may know how to frame this one)
  
-===== Jealous Boyfriend =====+ * insensitive boss (this one is real; not sure how to frame): Woman: "Our colleague comments on the outfits that the women in his classes wear, and it makes the students uncomfortable."  Boss: "What kind of things does he say?"  Woman: "Oh, just that the dress is pretty or something like that."  Boss: "I hate to think that we live in a world where we can't compliment each other."
  
-**Scenario:** "You spend a lot of time with Joe in the lab.  And, you always talk about him.  You can't _just_ be friends with boy.  That's how we hooked up, remember?  I don't think you can work in that lab anymore."+ insensitive boss: you: here is what is happening to me; boss: just develop thick skin
  
-**Answer Discussion:**+ not knowing what your capable ofBoss: "A scientific big-wig is coming to our office.  I'd like you to talk to her for 30 minutes."  You: "What me?  Oh, no.  I wouldn't know what to talk to her about.  Why don't you ask someone else and if no one else can, then come talk to me."
  
-===== Unevolved Classmate ===== + female-stereotypical job assignments: Boss: "You are so much more organized than the rest of us: you're in charge of taking notes for this meeting."
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-**Scenario:** Why are you in WITS?  Are you some kind of feminist?"  (probably would mention more about WITS, to help promote their group) +
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-**Answer Discussion:** +
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-===== Interview with advisor/boss ===== +
-**Scenario:** the you-can't-get-married-or-can't-have-a-baby +
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-**Answer Discussion:** +
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-===== Insensitive Boss ===== +
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-**Scenario:** Woman: "Our colleague comments on the outfits that the women in his classes wear, and it makes the students uncomfortable."  Boss: "What kind of things does he say?"  Woman: "Oh, just that the dress is pretty or something like that."  Boss: "I hate to think that we live in a world where we can't compliment each other." +
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-**Answer Discussion:** +
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-**Scenario:** Woman: here is an uncomfortable situation that is happening to me.  Boss: you need to toughen up and develop a thick skin +
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-**Answer Discussion:** +
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-===== Tackling a Challenge ===== +
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-**Scenario:** Boss: "A scientific big-wig is coming to our office.  I'd like you to talk to her for 30 minutes."  You: "What me?  Oh, no.  I wouldn't know what to talk to her about.  Why don't you ask someone else and if no one else can, then come talk to me." +
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-**Answer Discussion:** +
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-===== Assigned Female-Stereotypical Tasks ===== +
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-**Scenario:** Boss: "You are so much more organized than the rest of us guys: you're in charge of taking notes for this meeting." +
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-**Answer Discussion:**+
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