- Felicia Day is not pleased with Vanity Fair‘s condescending portrayal of herself and other female social media entrepreneurs.
- Role Models and Stereotypes: discussing the comparative helpfulness in attracting women to a field of both questioning stereotypes about that field, or having women as role models in it.
- Proof That Mentoring Matters: studying the effect of mentoring on junior academics over a number of years.
- Gender divide in children’s use of cell phone features, study finds: Shelia Cotten’s study finds that boys are using their phones for games, media and e-mail, whereas girls use them to maintain contact lists more often. She speculates this is a socialisation difference.
- Few gender differences in math abilities, worldwide study finds: “Girls around the world are not worse at math than boys, even though boys are more confident in their math abilities, and girls from countries where gender equity is more prevalent are more likely to perform better on mathematics assessment tests, according to a new analysis of international research.”
- Getting ready for Science Online 2010: Anne Jefferson is convening a session on “Casting a wider net: Promoting gender and ethnic diversity in STEM” at the Science Online unconference.
- Women-in-geoscience and blogs presentation: the blog version: Kim Hannula discusses joint research with Anne Jefferson on women geo-scientists and how blogging interacts with their career.
- I won’t even come CLOSE to everything that’s wrong with this picture…: Ragnell is angry that Wonder Woman, a female superhero originally pitched at girls, is very much getting the sex object makeover.
- On public discussion and safety: Melissa Draper discusses why the #ubuntu-women IRC channel is needed and given that, how to balance needs for privacy, safe-space assistance, and transparency
- Why Women Leave Engineering: radengineer discusses data on why women drop out of engineering majors despite being self-selected for very high levels of talent and interest.
- Net Neutrality And Why It Is Important To Women: Mary Alice Crim argues that the USA campaign to preserve net neutrality has important consequences in that it means feminist discussion on the ‘net can’t be censored by carriers.
- Diversity at what cost?: Lucy questions the push for diversity in FLOSS for its own sake and whether women are being pushed into it against their own interests.
- In the name of awareness: Only related to Mackenzie’s New Year’s resolution in the sense that they’re both about women’s clothing, but interesting also. The “what colour is your bra?” breast cancer awareness meme on Facebook others… women who have had mastectomies!
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