- Technology’s Man Problem | NYTimes.com (April 5): ““But I think there’s probably a simpler reason,” he said, “which is these guys are just jerks, and women know it.””
- It’s Different for Leaders: Lessons from Mozilla’s CEO Appointment | Lauren Bacon (April 2): “there are some important lessons to be learned about what leadership means – and where the boundaries between personal and professional lie for people at the helm of an organization.”
- HBO’s Silicon Valley: Where the Women Aren’t | Jen Schradie (April 4): “Does this satire simply reflect Silicon Valley sexism or contribute to it? I’ll continue to ponder if whether or not the show is reproducing or mocking the sexist culture in technology. Perhaps it’s doing both.”
- Navigating male entitlement, or: how I learned to stop caring and block dudebros | days like crazy paving (April 4): “Enjoy your freedom of speech. I’m putting my earphones back in.”
- Our Days of Rage: What #CancelColbert reveals about women/of color and controversial speech (April 3): “It would behoove those that believe in constructive political discourse and “building not burning” to begin with the undulating cyber crowd whose bigotry and threats are the screaming death-throes of democracy in a pit of its own directionless fury. To chastise Park and ignore what that monster with a thousand faces represents is a chilling abrogation of our humanity — women of color deserve better, and we proudly reserve the right to demand it. Have we become so bereft of our sense of irony that we are willing to suggest a satirist cannot be criticized without their challengers being threatened and bullied into a compliant silence?”
- Why The New Ms. Marvel Is A Promising Step Forward [Video] | The Mary Sue (April 5): “Because we can never talk about the importance of inclusion enough. This recent video from PBS Idea Channel unpacks Kamala Khan’s cultural significance, using her as an example of positive progress in comics (and media at large). Even if you’re not a Ms. Marvel fan, this is a solid sum-up of the effect media representation often has on the real world.”
- UK Poll Female Scientists | The Mary Sue (March 31): “Isambard Kingdon Brunel. 19th century mechanical and civil engineer. Pioneer of public transportation. British. And the name that 12% of people gave when asked to name a famous female scientist, despite the fact that he’s a dude.”
- Mobile User Experience Conference 2014: Mobile UX conference happening in May in Virginia with nearly 50% women speakers.
- San Fran tech types: what you need to know to move to Oakland | Live Work Oakland (March 31): “And most importantly, I’d like these young dudes coming to my town to actually see ALL the people coming up in tech in Oakland around me–the many Black, Latino, queer, female, and trans folks who, like all of us, show up in so many different ages, styles, and sizes, but who have a place, just like the white bros do.”
- Representation without Understanding – Derek Handley (February 27): “At a very basic level, wheelchair users are not an under-represented group in fiction. We’re just very misunderstood.”
- UX Is A Social Justice Issue (March 31): Code4Lib Keynote
Bonus Game Jam Walkout Section
- Game Jam Walkout | The Mary Sue (April 2): “GAME_JAM was supposed to be a YouTube-based webseries, a reality show about four teams of game developers competing to win prizes and promote their careers. According to many of the folks involved, it was hamstrung by terrible contracts, mismanaged sponsorship, and a director who sought every opportunity to fabricate conflict against the will of participants, and a general misunderstanding of what game development actually involved. But the thing that united the sixteen contestants into walking off the show was when it attempted to get them to impugn the place of women in coding and game making.”
- How The Most Expensive Game Jam In History Crashed And Burned In A Single Day | Indie Statik (March 31): “Two of the other teams have women on them. Do you think they’re at a disadvantage?” Silence. It was like the wind was sucked out of the room behind the barrier
- Let’s talk about accountability | msminotaur (March 31): Account from one of the women involved.
- Unreality | Zoe Quinn: “My feelings after being on and subsequently walking off a reality show about game jams”
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