- Damsel in Distress (Part 1) Tropes vs Women | Feminist Frequency: The first video and transcript are now available.
- “It’s a powerful thing to have people tell me how important this game is to them”: Interview with Merritt Kopas | the Brindle Brothers: “I wanted to make something about navigating categories and the unpredictable nature of recognition and placement in those categories, and the fear and uncertainty that comes with that: walking into a space and wondering how people are going to see you and what the consequences of that are going to be.”
- What If Your Superpower Was Ending Street Harassment? | Campus Progress: “As part of a project for Hollaback! Philly, a branch of an international anti-street harassment organization, the three [activists] are working on a crowd-funded comic book that stars Red and Yellow, two women dealing with street harassment, and Blue, a man learning to engage with his responsibilities as a bystander.”
- Hawkeye Initiative cosplay lets the guys show off their rears for a change | io9
- Giant Squid TED Talk | The Mary Sue: “Edith Widder is an oceanographer and inventor who, as she explains in her TED talk, put together a camera rig designed to be as interesting and unthreatening to a giant squid as possible.”
- The Finkbeiner Test | Double X Science: “In the spirit of the Bechdel test, a metric that cartoonist and author Alison Bechdel created to measure gender bias in film, I’d like to propose a Finkebeiner test for stories about women in science.”
- This year’s Google I/O event has a surprisingly well-written anti-harassment policy. It seems it was actually written before last year’s I/O, but I hadn’t seen it linked from official conference pages before. Quoting from the bottom of the policy: This policy is based on several other policies, including the Ohio LinuxFest anti-harassment policy, written by Esther Filderman and Beth Lynn Eicher, and the Con Anti-Harassment Project. Mary Gardiner, Valerie Aurora, Sarah Smith, and Donna Benjamin generalized the policies and added supporting material. Many members of LinuxChix, Geek Feminism and other groups contributed to this work.
- A collection of links discussing the current attention to women’s workplace issues:
- Suddenly, Sheryl Sandberg’s Critics Care About Working-Class Women – Gayle Tzemach Lemmon – The Atlantic: An interesting counterpoint to Trickle-Down Feminism
- Lisa Belkin: Marissa Mayer’s Work-From-Home Ban Is The Exact Opposite Of What CEOs Should Be Doing | HuffPost Women: “The CEO of Yahoo!, who made news when she took the position last summer while five months pregnant, announced through the company’s human resources arm yesterday that employees will no longer be permitted to work remotely.”
- Working Women Blues | Carolyn Edgar: “I’m really annoyed that Slaughter, Sandberg and Meyer are the faces of women’s workplace issues. They represent a very narrow, elite segment of women in the workplace. Yes, there are still barriers to women making it to the top of organizations in both the public and private sector, and those issues are worth discussing. But it seems the issues of elite women workers are the only women’s workplace issues we ever get to discuss.”
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