- The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer | Avdi Grimm (Jan 31, 2014): ”Can I honestly call myself a “passionate programmer”? I don’t think so. “Enthusiast” seems more appropriate. Am I just quibbling over words? Maybe. But programmers know that what we call things matters.”
- Feminism needs more practice, less perfect | blue milk on Hoyden about Town (Jan 31, 2014): ”[...] the fact that this work is now being done on the Internet and so it is done publicly, socially and with permanent records of your views as they evolve and you suddenly have a very volatile atmosphere for something requiring such vulnerability.”
- A year+ in: codes of conduct at tech confs | ashe dryden (Feb 3, 2014): ”A lot of progress has been made in the past year and a half. I’m really happy to see more people publicly having conversations about things like codes of conduct and I’ve seen the number of women, people of color, and LGBTQ people speaking at these same conferences increase greatly.”
- What The Hell is Feminist Publishing? | Elly Blue on Model View Culture (Feb 3, 2014): ”Abstractly, the answer is that feminist publishing can include any or all of these things — but it doesn’t have to be about any of them. Along with contemporary feminism itself, feminist publishing is about a broader paradigm shift: building a movement, reshaping the gender status quo, and changing the culture.”
- Who really discovered trisomy 21? (righting an old wrong) | Rosie Redfield on RRResearch (Feb 6, 2014): ”Gautier proposed that she take this problem on, since her Harvard training had introduced her to both cell culture and histology [...] These were tough times for a woman scientist in France, and Goutier decided not to fight for the credit for her discovery”
- [Trigger Warning] Let’s Be Real: Online Harassment Isn’t ‘Virtual’ For Women | Jill Filipovic on Talking Points Memo (Jan 10, 2014): ”We want to believe that the Internet is different from “real life,” that “virtual reality” is a separate sphere from reality-reality. But increasingly, virtual space is just as “real” as life off of the computer.”
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