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Things women talk about

It was not by design.

But the S-R newsroom seating chart has a few pockets of gender clustering.

I happen to sit along a fault line between a male-centric area and an all-female grouping.

Now people who work for newspapers tend to have a variety of interests. So I'm not about to suggest that the conversations one hears typically break down along gender stereotypes. It's 2013.

But just a few minutes ago, I listened to three or four women talking about their hair-washing regimens.

You know, how often, how long it takes, et cetera.

It was mildly interesting, I have to admit.

I never worked in an all-male newsroom, like the ones you sometimes see in ancient black and white movies.

Never been sorry about that.




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