The Haecken miniconf at linux.conf.au is running for the sixth time on 16th January 2012, in Ballarat, Australia. Their call for participation is open until September 30, and they are especially looking for talks and panels on issues relating to women’s participation in open source.
Women on the Line: Superhero Comics [13MB MP3 file, no known transcript] Karen Healey’s keynote address to Tights and Tiaras: Female Superheroes and Media Culture, a recent conference at Monash University.
Birth control pills affect memory, study finds: [Pill users'] ability to remember the gist of an emotional event improves, while women not using the contraceptives better retain detailsâ€¦ [Shawn Nielsen] stressed that the medications did not damage memory. It’s a change in the type of information they remember, not a deficit.
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The Haecken miniconf at linux.conf.au (January in Brisbane, Australia) has extended their Call for Papers until October 22.
Sir, Can You Help Me With This?: a transman comments on becoming a goto guy: This is not the first time Iâ€™ve been singled out since transitioning. It even happens with people who knew me before and after the physical changes began to take effect. As a young woman, coworkers and friends never asked for my advice on anything mechanical or technology-related.
A million starfish stranded, I’ll throw back what I can: Annie on Kotaku: I am a woman who games. I am one of millions. I enjoy gaming. I am not asking for it by being bold enough to play games online and interact with other human beings. I do not deserve to be treated this way.
Melissa Silverstein reviews The Social Network, a movie based upon the story of the early days of Facebook. She enjoyed it as a movie, but â€¦as a woman and a feminist, the film illuminates another instance of just how superfluous women are.. Laurie Penny also has a review: Woman-hating is the background noise of this story. Aaron Sorkin’s dazzlingly scripted showdown between awkward, ambitious young men desperate for wealth and respect phrases women and girls as glorified sexual extras, lovely assistants in the grand trick whose reveal is the future of human business and communication.
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