- Pax Australia: A girl-friendly perspective | No Award: A recap of PAX Australia, with considerations towards inclusiveness and accessibility.
- Assumptions | Greg Baugues: “You don’t have to be an asshole to marginalize women. You can do it with good intentions. You can do it out of pure ignorance and habit. You can do it out of clumsiness, awkwardness and absentmindedness. But it still happens. We don’t have to feel shame about it. There’s a lot of inertia and historical patterns working against us. But we need to acknowledge it when it happens.”
- I’m Not Offended | Make Me a Sammich: “What you so abrasively call offense is often first the acknowledgement of a social issue that needs change.”
- Damsel in Distress (Part 3) – Tropes vs Women | Feminist Frequency: The latest addition to Anita Sarkeesian’s series on tropes and women in video games.
- Ally-phobia – The Worst of Best Intentions | The Toast: “My worries are different. I’m worried about well-meaning white folks, who in their effort to lead a social justice conversation as my allies, make missteps that continue to reinforce oppression in racialized communities, and do a disservice to mainstream feminist social justice work, which should surely be intersectional as fuck by now.”
- How is gender bias in science studied? II. Learning from existing data | Science, I Choose You!: GF linkspammed Part I earlier; here’s Part II.
- In Pursuit of Quantum Biology With Birgitta Whaley | Simons Foundation: An interview with Birgitta Whaley, a chemist at the University of California, Berkeley: “Her research interests span all realms quantum, including both chemistry and physics, as well as computer science and her newest pursuit, quantum biology, where physics meets the life sciences.”
- Judy Malloy’s Seat at the (Database) Table | Kathi Inman Berens: “Individual actors like Michael Joyce, Judy Malloy and Stuart Moulthrop — all of them pioneers of hypertext in the late 1980s and early 1990s — evinced companionable interest in each other’s work. But the database systems by which that work was shared, discussed & preserved, or NOT shared, discussed and preserved bear the traces of human cultural values & biases. Michael Joyce’s fame and Judy Malloy’s relative obscurity are products of dialectics of inclusion & exclusion that replicate, with numbing fidelity, the traditional privileges that digital media have the capacity to disrupt but often do not.”
- New in Tech: There’s a line for the women’s restroom | jewel mlnarik: “I first encountered this phenomenon at BarCamp Portland and again at Open Source Bridge – both this year. Finally, all that “Where the Tech is She?” hype started coming true in 2013 and there were lines at OSCON. And I wasn’t the only one to notice.”
- You can check my credentials if I can check yours | Rose-Owls and Pumpkin Girls: “[W]e’re supposed to worry about not seeming geeky enough, while never worrying whether the men around us could pass those same tests. The mere fact of their maleness is sufficient.”
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