The Mistress of the Lash Wears Chains: I began to wonder just what drove the [game design] obsession with these matriarchies. I then realised that this was the flip side of â€˜male fantasyâ€™- which is â€˜male nightmare.â€™
The Importance of Allies: Ever since I started working towards the goal of increasing the number of women participating in the free software community, Iâ€™ve had men say some variation of the following to me, I didnâ€™t know it was this bad. Is there anything I can do? The answer is yes!
A series of questions in photographic form. This ongoing body of work explores the power dynamics inherent in the questions asked of transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, and gender-variant people.
Becoming Einstein’s cousin: profile on Cathy Foley, an international expert in superconductivity, the first woman to become president of the Australian Institute of Physics, and president of Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies.
Women in Web Development: Do The Numbers Really Matter?: The failure isnâ€™t the industry or its hiring practices. Itâ€™s in education, summer camps, parenting, and all the other places young girls could be coming into contact with coding, development and engineering but arenâ€™t.
Gertrude Rothschild, Dies at 83: Important geek engineer who improved LED displays; defended her inventions against patent infringement. (In contradistinction to copyright infringement, which poorly serves IP interests in 3D objects and processes).
Finally, a quick thought from @heathermg: … the head of NASA Astrobiology AND the lead researcher who discovered this lifeform are both women.
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Emily “Domino” Taylor talks about telling stories within games, and how for her the draw for MMOs isn’t the oft-cited competition, but rather being able to share with people. (Hm, collaboration rather than competition… sound familiar?)