- Marvel Was Happy to Answer Diversity Questions at NYCC. DC Was Not: “Diversity is getting closer and closer to law in the Marvel Universe, and it doesn’t seem as though comics fans are balking; tellingly, that one diversity-based question had to do with the Marvel movies, which aren’t doing as fine of a job with representation. Marvel fans have higher standards now, and want the creative teams to know that they’re keen to see more.”
- Amber Scott’s Sword of Burning Gold: Inclusion in an Incursion | Border House Blog: “The long, in-depth second look it deserved from me was occasioned by a friend’s breathless Facebook post about a trans woman character being introduced in the game’s latest adventure module. A lesbian trans woman, married to a half-Orc Paladin of a Lawful Good goddess. My attention was well and truly piqued.”
- First Impressions: it’s hard to have fun with CCGs when you’re a woman | Gaming As Women: “This shot does a pretty good job of capturing the problem that I’m talking about. The space was so overwhelmingly male, and then you have banners like this random O-face chick that are Just. Not. Helping. I am a super-cantankerous feminist gamer, and even I felt intimidated venturing into this space, because crap like this might as well be a giant sign saying No Girls Allowed.”
- In Defense of Arbitrary Diversity | Hey Ash: “while arbitrarily diverse casts might make the story worse, they make world better. Not the in-fiction world, either; I mean, you know, the world. The actual one. The one you and I are in. Real life.”
- Proud Dad Of Two Geek Girls Talks Superheroes, Disney Princesses, And Barbie | Women You Should Know: “My girls have tiaras and gowns in their dress-up box right next to their capes and masks. They have a drawer full of Barbie dolls that live in peaceful coexistence with their action figures.”
- 15 Women in Tech to Follow on Twitter | craigconnects: ”I’d love to see GF readers expand on this list”
- A review of Nathan Ensmenger, The Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise (Cambridge, MA, and London: MIT Press, 2010) | Digital Humanities Quarterly: ”He blames professionalization and the construction of a gender identity tied to the construction of the programmer identity.”
- Devops needs feminism | Empiricism Ops: “We need to build feminism into our organizations, and Velocity would be a great venue for that. I’m just one engineer, and I’m not by any means a feminism expert, but I do think I can shed some light on the most common wrongnesses uttered by engineers when feminism is placed on the table.”
- Empathy for the Truth-Tellers | betsythemuffin | Medium: “Don’t dismiss righteous anger because it’s angry.”
- [TW: sexual harassment] My sexual harassment story | Weinersmith: “Some very brave men and women have come forward this week to share their sexual harassment stories (see some of these stories here). I would like to share mine as well.”
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