- Barbie.com – I Can Be: Vote for Barbie's next career: 'Computer Engineer' is one of the options. Let's make it happen!
- How objectification silences women – the male glance as a psychological muzzle: Ed Yong describes an interesting study by Tamar Saguy on silencing ourselves when we feel the male gaze. The comments are good for the feminist bingo card, but not much else.
- WoMoz at FOSDEM: The nascent Women in Mozilla group will be at FOSDEM (6-7th of February 2010, in Brussels, Belgium), are figuring out their roadmap & plans, and need your suggestions
- Can we ever stop fighting?: Ann Somerville describes the tension between slash fanfic and woman-authored original fiction about gay men as a free expression of women’s sexuality and as describing the real lives and issues of a minority group.
- Whatâ€™s Wrong With Using Porn To Sell Your Wordcamp Session?: Adria Richards challenged the Wordcamp Boston organisers over accepting a porny Ignite talk.
- Gizmodo has a video of Booth Babe Confessions (note, their writeup has icky moments), and Rebecca Thomson responded with Why “booth babes” reveal the technology industry’s sexism
- Some criticism of various aspects of the Women in Fantasy issue of Realms of Fantasy:
- More on Realms of Fantasy: Tansy Rayner Roberts explores the cynicism that the announcement was originally greeted with
- On writing: Jonquil points out that every word in such an invitation is important to writers, and in comments: "If they wanted to buy more work by women, they'd have just sat down with their slush piles and done it. "
- Agencies pull ad after outrage at ‘career women make bad mothers’ billboard: nothing like the oh-so-challenging strategy of “getting people talking” by stating a stereotype. See also Matt Zimmerman’s take.
- A couple of highlights from the â€œWomen of Influence in Software Testing” issue of Software Test & Performance magazine: in And Now, The Women! Fiona Charles introduces the issue and in Women of Influence Karen Johnson conducts brief interviews with 13 women in testing.
- my five fav tools to dialogue about justice: cripchick links to five online resources she points people to a lot when educating or challenging them about social justice.
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