- Never Give Up, Never Surrender: Cosplay After 40 | Phaedra Cook at All That’s Cosplay: “There are certain types of people who would like me to have a sense of shame about my hobby, but that’s not going to happen. Cosplay has been beneficial and it is my little way of combating ageism.” (August 6)
- Race Swap | On the Media podcast #31 Accessibility note: audio only. “Mikki Kendall is a writer who deals with an extraordinary amount of trolling and vitriol online. Mikki is a black woman in real life, and she created an experiment to see how her online life would change if she were a white man.” (July 17)
- The Increasingly Poor Economics of Penning Problematic Stories | Kameron Hurley: “It was in this moment that I realized the true economics of what’s going to drive the storytelling change. See, it used to be the only media you could consume was the racist, sexist, homophobic sort.… But these days? Well, there’s a LOT of media out there, a lot of entertainment, and there are, increasingly, more diverse stories and choices we can make.” (August 9)
- Get Out Your Bingo Card | John Scalzi at Whatever and Thoughts On the Hugo Awards, 2014 | John Scalzi at Whatever: “WE ARE GOING TO MAKE THE HUGO SLATE A REFERENDUM ON THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE FICTION (loses) THE HUGOS DON’T MATTER ANYWAY”. (August 17)
- What Happens to #Ferguson Affects Ferguson | Zeynep Tufekci at Medium: “Ferguson is about many things, starting first with race and policing in America… It’s a clear example why net neutrality is a human rights issue; a free speech issue; and an issue of the voiceless being heard, on their own terms. I saw this play out in multiple countries — my home country of Turkey included — but last night, it became even more heartbreakingly apparent in the United States as well.” (August 14)
- 40 Percent Of Female Engineers Are Leaving The Field. This Might Be Why. | Rebecca Adams at Huffington Post: “While all of the efforts channeled towards getting girls to study science, technology, engineering and math have certainly increased graduation rates in these programs, they haven’t seemed to counter one particular setback for women in engineering: Once they make it into the field, they often leave.” (August 12)
We link to a variety of sources, some of which are personal blogs. If you visit other sites linked herein, we ask that you respect the commenting policy and individual culture of those sites.
You can suggest links for future linkspams in comments here, or by using the “geekfeminism” tag on Pinboard, Delicious or Diigo; or the “#geekfeminism” tag on Twitter. Please note that we tend to stick to publishing recent links (from the last month or so).
Thanks to everyone who suggested links.