The Philippine Computer Society (largest IT organization in the Philippines) is running a search for "Digital Pinay 2005." They're looking for role models for information and communication technology. Women who exemplify the qualities expected of future women leaders of the Philippine ICT industry. Their application form asks for information like name, paragraph or two why you deserve the award, IT experience, and such essential information as height, weight, bust, waist, and hip measurements. I've posted the application form at http://sacha.free.net.ph/notebook/personal/digitalpinay.doc . Read it all the way to the end. It's hilarious. So hilarious that I cried from fury and humiliation that this is what they think future women leaders of ICT should have, should be. I am embarrassed that the worth of a person is bound up in how well she can wear a business suit. I am too furious to analyze how this objectifies woman, too close to the problem to see how anyone could have imagined this as having any sort of positive effect on women in IT.