June 10th, 2012 at 6:08 PM ^

Stuart was so solid. I just wish the Wings would have be able to sign him... sometimes its hard to see these guys as people with lives rather than just players. 


June 10th, 2012 at 8:27 PM ^


Asus Tweet Stirs Controversy


Call it the tweet that launched a thousand cries of sexism. Electronics company Asus tweeted, then deleted, a photo showing a woman demonstrating one of its products at Computex 2012. The caption of the picture, taken from behind and showcasing the woman's backside, read, "The rear looks pretty nice. So does the new Transformer AIO."

The post disappeared quickly, but not before screen grabs were shared on multiple sites across the Web and charges of sexism were lobbed at the tech company. Asus has since apologized and pledged to "take steps to ensure this doesn't happen again."

Still, the use of scantily clad women to promote products is standard practice, as Susan Friedmann, a trade show expert, pointed out. But employing the "booth babes," she cautions, should be approached "very, very carefully." She added, "You also must take into account where you are exhibiting. What might get you thrown into jail in Paducah would be par for the course in Tokyo." 

And on the Internet, the world is your stage -- and the world was not happy with Asus. On Mashable, a roundup of Twitter responses to the photo noted the general sense of outrage. From Leigh Honeywell: "Hey Asus, do you not want women as customers or something? Not cool." Pwang added, "Wow, ASUS poignantly shows why tech is an uphill battle for women." Anil Dash posed, "How sexist is tech?"

How sexist, indeed? The photo brought attention to the controversial use of the "booth babe" and the broader issue of sexism in the high-tech industry.

In an essay titled, "Seriously, stop with the booth babes," the blogger for Standalone-Sysadminargued, "By being conditioned to treat women as intellectually inferior to men, we are actively discouraging them from joining our environment. ... Essentially, by marginalizing women, we are automatically halving the number of potential colleagues and collaborators."

Molly McHugh, a technology writer for Digital Trends, spoke to the BBC at the 2012 CES conference in Las Vegas. She said being around the women for hire at the shows was "weird," adding, "Seeing women in their booth babe attire ... is confusing, because it's sending this message of what my sex is here to do." The E3 conference, going on now, even has a site dedicated to the women working the trade show floor.

Wendy Schuchart posted on TechTarget about last year's VMWorld 2011, also in Vegas. And the minority of women tech professionals, she wrote, could not fail to notice the invasion of the booth babes. She wrote, "The tech world has taught us that women are for eye candy. Don't ask them questions. Don't take them seriously."



June 10th, 2012 at 9:00 PM ^

Stuart has been great for the Wings for his time in Detroit, outside of the last 2 1/2 months of the season.  Since then he appeared that he had checked out of Detroit and was ready to move out with his family in California.  

However, i am happy to see that Detroit did the right thing and traded his rights to a California team.  I wouldn't be surprised if Holland asked Stuart which California team he would like to sign with if he had a choice and Holland reached out to San Jose.  

I don't see a place for Murray with the Wings, we have too many centers now so i can't see another one in the plans.  I like the fact we get a 7th rounder with Stuart signs with San Jose.

Anyways, good luck to Stuart and thanks for the last 3 1/2 seasons.


June 10th, 2012 at 9:09 PM ^

good riddance


was not a stuart fan at all

2009 Stanley Cup Final, Game 7 is why Brad Stuart sucks. He directly contributed to both of the Pens goals.

between him and Hossa, the 2 now former wings i actually can't stand,  besides abdelkader


June 11th, 2012 at 9:19 AM ^

After Kronwall, that's all you got.  

You should blame the Wings for blowing a chance to clinch in Game 6 with one of their patented  "wait 'til we get down 2 goals" efforts.  

Blame the refs for missing a too many men on the ice penalty and other awful calls/non-calls in Game 3 which should have had us up 3-0 in the series.  

Blame the Wings again for allowing a shorthanded goal in Game 4 when they had the lead, given to them on a goal by who?  Brad Stuart.

Blame Bettman for pushing up the start date of the finals, to give the banged up Wings only a couple days to rest before starting the finals to "preserve the competitive edge"

I get the Hossa hate, but wow, there's probably no 2008 Cup without Stuart.  And there's no Game 7 in 2009 without him.


June 10th, 2012 at 9:41 PM ^

You don't like Abdelkader? Whys that? Anyways I'm glad we got something for Brad I was never a huge fan. And you're right he did directly contribute to both of the Pens goals in 2009! 


June 10th, 2012 at 11:09 PM ^

Abdelkader - went to little brother school , and i think he is soft and overrarted and hasn't played good in the playoffs....i think he is soft...


June 11th, 2012 at 9:55 AM ^

I liked Stuart up until this year, but the guy absolutely had to go.  He looked like he was asleep out there.  I guess you could say that with this trade, his body is simply catching up to where his brain has been for months.