- Seeing the Future in Science Fiction: Famed science fiction author William Gibson writes that for a “curious, anxious, white male child coming of age in an incurious and paranoid white monoculture, there was literally nothing like it—though a great deal of science fiction, possibly the majority of it, I was starting to notice, depicted futuristic monocultures that were dominated by white males.”
- Not All Feminists Are Alike: a Gamer’s Perspective : An RPG based explanation of some differences between feminist. Or, to quote a commenter there, “knowing someone who agrees with you who physically approximates me does not invalidate my feelings or input on a topic.”
- Two posts on problems with informal networks of reporting harassment at conferences
- Dealing with badly behaving speakers : Blag Hag
- Skeptical speakers behaving badly, anti-harassment policies and yammering yahoos : Hoyden about Town (includes a bit of a round up)
- The Tweetup Teams’ Response to the Sexism in D&D Debate : a group that organizes D&D events in the UK talks about ways in which they plan to make their events welcoming to female participants
- Why Will And Jada Pinkett Smith Let Daughter Willow Cut Her Hair : “She has got to have command of her body. So when she goes out into the world, she’s going out with a command that it is hers. She is used to making those decisions herself. We try to keep giving them those decisions until they can hold the full weight of their lives.”
- Gender/Play: The Problems, Promise, and Pleasures of Video Game Crossplaying (part 1) : “‘crossplaying’ gender too often serves to confirm the same harmful ideologies which reduce the bodies of others to objects of desire (or, sometimes, revulsion). But it also produces potentialities: the promise of surprising, often radical re-imaginings of the ways we understand—and are bound by—concepts like gender, sexuality, and identity.”
- Why I Write “Strong Female Characters” : “People always ask Rucka why he chooses to write so many hard-hitting women. And now, to celebrate the release of his new novel Alpha, he’s explaining why.”
- Kim Polese: Stop Comparing Female Execs And Just Let Sheryl Sandberg Do Her Job : A response to Eric Jackson’s post, “Sheryl Sandberg is the Valley’s It Girl – Just Like Kim Polese Once Was”
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