- Programming suggestions for WisCon, the feminist scifi convention, close tomorrow, Friday, 28 January. Anyone can submit an idea; just create a login.
- A recent IBM infomercial highlights the role of Patricia McHugh, designer of the motherboard in the original IBM PC. She calls herself “the mother of the motherboard.” Another short film celebrating IBM’s 100th anniversary mentions Ruth Leach, the company’s first female vice president, hired in 1943.
- Gaming! The Women of Cataclysm (Alliance Edition), realistic gear (or not) for video game heroines and transphobia in clothing for male characters, and a male Halo writer who wants to write more heroines.
- “Why I’m Not Speaking At PAX East 2011.” Penny Arcade’s missteps linger.
- “The Saddest Pink Infographic About Women In Tech You’ll Ever See”.
- Asking comics fans not to devalue the word “rape.”
- “E.T. phone home,” one of the most iconic sci-fi movie lines ever, came from a woman’s hand; Melissa Mathison wrote that screenplay.
- On being a female scienceblogger, and the importance of sympathetic community.
- Donna Benjamin’s Linux.conf.au talk: We Are Here.
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