Adelaide, Australia: 15th International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists: The International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES) has been held every three years since 1964 and provides an important forum for the exchange of information and ideas for women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). 19â€“22 July.
Trigger warning: account of harassment, extensive quoted misogynist, homophobic and transphobic language. An occupational hazard?: a long musing on and set of experiences of photography and related harassment.
Women in Computing: A close friend suddenly found himself in position to influence efforts in this area by a Fortune 50 IT company. The companyâ€™s declared goal is to make IT careers more attractive to women, starting at K-12 level. The writer wants suggestions. (Warning: many faily existing comments including, eg, suggestions of forced testosterone supplementation!)
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Both keynote speakers at this year’s Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE 9X) are women: Jane Silber, CEO of Canonical, and Leigh Honeywell, HackLab TO president and cofounder (and Geek Feminism blogger).
Raiders of the Lost Etiology: … this vexatious quest betrays another deeply rooted assumption about gender in our society that plainly reveals our position as The Other. Where are the studies that inquire why cis people are cis? Or why heterosexual people are het?
Linking Citizens United to Octavia Butlerâ€™s Science Fiction: What would Octavia Butler say about the way corporate power is growing? What solutions would she write into a novel in which people who had for generations gained citizenship by virtue of their humanity and place of birth are slowly edged out of citizenship because they lack access to money?
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