Women, feminism, and geek culture
Mentoring in Open Source communities: What works, what doesn’t? by Esther Schindler over on ITWorld.com features thoughts from Red Hat’s Mel Chua, Dreamwidth’s Denise Paolucci, and Google’s Leslie Hawthorn (among others).
toft has a great post on geeky ladies in the 40s.
dira posts about women’s writing, fan fiction, and Internet porn as vernacular
Karen Healey in defense of cheerleaders; something to remember about “popular girls” in general, I think
This month’s Cinema Journal has an issue on media fandom and vidding
Via Johanna at Comics Worth Reading, a public lecture about Wonder Woman as fetish object, crackpot fever dream, and feminist icon in Ashland, VA on October 28th.
Guy Adams, publisher of the book of interviews with all-men horror authors, has posted an apology. (Via Cheryl’s Mewsings.) [edit: we had him listed as the editor originally. For more info see the comment below]
Regina McMenomy is looking for girl gamers to interview for her research. She’s looking particularly for those around the Portland, OR area, but is open to the idea of phone/skype interviews: http://www.game-on-girl.com/
Carla Schroder on the Linux Today blog: The Linux Foundation’s “Community” doesn’t look very community
Chicks Dig Time-Lords – a celebration of Doctor Who by the women who love it, being published in March 2010 and available for pre-order.
Robogals, a programme bringing robotics to school-aged girls in Melbourne, Australia and London, UK (they’ve been round for a while, but the link seems to be doing the rounds)
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