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This Linkspam is not the Enemy (17th August, 2012)

  • Your Nasty, Nerdy Sexism Isn’t Cute: Gizmodo’s female writers take on their sexist detractors: “Some of you seem to be under the misguided impression that sexual favors are the only way a woman could possibly end up writing for a tech blog—wrong. And you know what? It’s not just wrong, it’s rude.”
  • Jim C. Hines – My Sexual Harassment Policy: As the Readercon discussion cools down, Hines outlines how he’ll hold himself accountable in the future – via his own sexual harassment policy.
  • How to Criticize Women in Technology: “This doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to criticize women in technology without being sexist. But it is a bit harder. The tool you have to give up when criticizing women who have been talked down to all their lives, if you want to avoid performing and therefore reinforcing sexism, is talking down to them.”
  • Vote for Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur of 2012: Limor Fried (ladyada), CEO of Adafruit Industries, is a contender for Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year.
  • Geek Love: A self-professed “not a true geek” attends the second annual Geek Girl Con, and finds plenty to love: “So what about attending Geek Girl Con this past weekend made me start to wish I had caught up on old Doctor Who, played Assassins Creed, or flipped through a C++ coding manual just once?”
  • Should game developers avoid triggering players’ PTSD?: “Is this fair or right? If a game developer makes the decision to include triggering content, knowing that it will cause a portion of the audience significant distress and pain, can that ever be an ethical decision?”
  • Philosophy gender war erupts after call for larger role for women: Two philosophers construct a “Modest Proposal on how to Change the Status Quo,” refusing to attend philosophy conferences with an all-male speaker lineup – and a familiar debate emerges.

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