- jesstess at Stemming wants to motivate programming for a twelve year old girl. Head on over and give her ideas.
- There’s discussion following on from Cath Elliott’s admiration of The Lord of the Rings in The Guardian (linkspammed here):
- Tolkien’s Ladies: Is Geek Culture Female-Friendly? Anna N doesn’t think feminists need an “excuse” to like things, but also doesn’t think Eowyn alone makes LOTR especially feminist.
- Feminism vs geek culture?: liliacsigil notes that Anna N is talking about commercially produced geek media, and that geek culture is not monolithic and has many women and feminists, and returns to the issue of “strong women characters” in geek media.
- Study: Pay, Promotion Limits Lead Women to Exit Engineering: ‘What’s for sure is that “it’s not about math or getting your hands dirty,” says Hunt. “It’s not because these women mistakenly wandered into engineering.'”. (Also, WTF at ad inserted into the article: “See iPhone apps for new moms.”)
- Girls abandon dolls for Web-based toys: an anecdote-driven story about possible new play styles among girls.
- Being Inclusive vs Not Being Exclusive: ‘A group of people put on some creative project, and someone notices that thereâ€™s a lack of representation of X Minority for whatever reason, sometimes noting that they themselves are in the minority. The people organising the project get defensive and say â€œBut weâ€™re not excluding anyone! We are open to everybody! They just need to sign on!â€ There is a huge difference between not being exclusive and being inclusive.’ (Via FWD.)
- Five+ Ways Being Transgender in Fandom Really Sucks, and Why I Stick With It Anyway: iambic writes about his experiences as a trans fan.
- Research Conversations: Munmun De Choudhury writes about her computer science research on homophily in social networks, that is, similar people forming connections.
- In Australia the Victorian Department of Transport is offering $10 000 Women in Transport Scholarships to female, full-time or part-time students starting or completing postgraduate studies in transport-related fields.
- Carnivals: Feminist Blog Carnival No. 16 and 23rd Down Under Feminist Carnival
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