- Four-day online course in September: Build Your Own WordPress Website. Early bird and BlogHer discounts now available.
- N.K. Jemisin writes “The Limitations of Womanhood in Fantasy.”Â “Here’s the problem with this wholesale rejection of both societally-imposed and self-chosen “typical” women’s behaviors…”
- Nancy Linde wants the girls-in-science recruiters to learn some marketing. “Which title did the girls like? Dot Diva, of course. To them, the word “diva” was neither negative nor frivolous—rather, it suggested maturity and sophistication, a good thing among aspirational young women.”
- Trigger warning More Heartbreak: Jim Henley documents the survivor statements that Kynn Bartlett, creator of the feminist RPG proposal Heartbreak & Heroines, is a sexual abuser. (Also on our wiki.)
- On being a woman and a non-physicist at CERN:
I… feel like people here, men especially, treat me like some sort of novelty item. Like because I am not a physicist, I have nothing substantive to contribute to CERN, but it’s cute that I try.
- Archive reveals women’s vital role in the Post Office:
Records of Post Office workers dating back to 1737 have been published online for the first time.
- Rebuttal: Make Room In the Bubble For Everyone:
Being gender-blind or race-blind or truly meritocratic is an incredibly worthy aspiration, but there’s plenty of research including new neuroscience to demonstrate it isn’t possible without actively mitigating individual and organizational biases.
- What is Feminist About Open Access?: A Relational Approach to Copyright in the Academy: Is it a feminist/social-justice issue that access to scholarly information is often walled off by its publishers?
- Questions for Nicholas de Monchaux, author of Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo:
Like few others in the whole process, [the Playtex seamstresses] really had the lives of the astronauts literally in their hands. They had a skill and dedication that was unparalleled. The same women have made U.S. space suits all the way up to the shuttle and space station era, so the skill is by no means obsolete.
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