- Hiring Isn’t Enough , by Catt Small | Model View Culture (April 28): “You can’t have a diverse workplace if employees are afraid to show their true personalities. And The Boys’ Club doesn’t disband just because you hire women.”
- Nintendo’s “Tomodachi Life” Decision IS Social Commentary | the border house (May 9): “Thank you, Nintendo, for telling me that my erasure is your version of a playful alternate world.” followed by Nintendo Updates Their Statement on Tomodachi Life
- Black Milk Clothing Illustrates How Not To Use Social Media | BuzzFeed (May 5): “With thousands of customers feeling alienated and shrugged off by a company which they helped to build (and which has spent the past few years handling the social side of their company brilliantly, with many citing it as one of the best examples of online presence done right), many fans are now stating that they will no longer be supporting the brand.”
- Double Union | A hacker/maker space for women in San Francisco | Double Union: Double Union’s excellent base assumptions
- On Being Brushed Aside | Emily St. (May 6): “While writing about the warp zone hacking in my last post, I mentioned offhandedly how I lost interest in video games in the 90s. I wanted to talk a little more about that because I’ve noticed this pattern in a lot of women.”
- [TRIGGER WARNING for rape threats, other misogynistic abuse.] Twitter: Optimised For Abuse | Week Woman (May 11): “Last summer I was the target of months of violent, misogynistic abuse. The abuse was widely reported, although the worst tweets (most of the tweets), were never broadcast or printed, because the media deemed them too offensive.”
- time to talk about community accountability | satifice (May 4): Important article on codes of conduct and not inviting known serial harassers to your conf.
- The Mother of All Blog Posts — Medium (May 10): “Leave out the “mother” metaphor from your job postings.”
- Open Your Eyes (And Ears, Etc.) For The Accessibility Jam | Rock, Paper, Shotgun (May 6): “The Accessibility Jam wants to give “developers knowledge and experience of how to make mainstream video games accessible to gamers with disabilities, to provide good examples of what’s possible, and move accessibility towards being widely accepted good practice in the game design process.””
- Wonder Girl’s head-sized breasts illustrate the sexism problem in comics | Joan Hilty | theguardian.com (May 3): “It’s great to see smaller publishers filling the void – but it means that the industry leaders aren’t actually leading. “
- What to do when you realize the meeting you are speaking at is a YAMMM (yet another mostly male meeting)? | The Tree of Life (May 2): “what I decided to do was to change my talk to feature the work of women and to highlight those women.”
- Let’s Call It ‘Apple Privilege’ | The Awl (May 9): “has anyone noticed that the loud and visceral reaction to Apple’s multi-billion dollar acquisition of Beats, the headphone and music service company, is kind of racist?”
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