- The Haecksen women’s miniconference at linux.conf.au (Brisbane, January 2011) is calling for submissions, closing very shortly on September 24.
- Abbie Heppe gave a critical review of Metroid: Other M, and the backlash was immense and (unsurprisingly to many readers here) incredibly anti-feminist, anti-woman.
- Jolie O’Dell discusses the difference between seeking mere gender parity in technical organizations, and actually developing more women technologists (evokes women near tech)
- The (homogenous male geek) culture at the Mozilla Summit 2010, described by an attendee
- Yet another barrier to women in male dominated offices: It’s very hard to find a mentor/sponsor because men mentoring women apparently screams “potential scandal” to many folk:
The CWLP research shows that sponsorship is the critical promotional lever for women stuck just below the top layer of management. However, fear of being even suspected of an illicit sexual liaison causes 64 percent of senior men to pull back from one-on-one contact with junior women; conversely, for the same reason, 50 percent of junior women are hesitant to have one-on-one contact with senior men.
- A woman tries to start a female-only starcraft clan, and is met with harassment of a distressingly predictable sort, and no help from the admins either.
- Math Careers and Choices: Tanya Khovanova writes
More and more I stumble upon the claim that the difference in individual personal choices between men and women is one of the main contributors to the gender gap in mathematical careers. Let me tell you some stories that I’ve heard that illustrate some choices that women made
- Blind prejudice: Ben Goldacre writes about research by Noola Griffiths about how women’s clothing influences the evaluation of their musical performances.
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