- Adelaide, Australia: 15th International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists:
The International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES) has been held every three years since 1964 and provides an important forum for the exchange of information and ideas for women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).19–22 July.
- Matt K is looking to put together a panel on Privilege in Geek Communities at Seattle Geek Girl Con in September. Reply on the forum if you want to help out in some way.
- Trigger warning: account of harassment, extensive quoted misogynist, homophobic and transphobic language. An occupational hazard?: a long musing on and set of experiences of photography and related harassment.
- From Alexander Pope to “Splice”: a Short History of the Female Mad Scientist
… there seem to be few female mad scientists. Which is odd, because the first significant fictional mad scientist was a woman.
- Women in Computing:
A close friend suddenly found himself in position to influence efforts in this area by a Fortune 50 IT company. The company’s declared goal is to make IT careers more attractive to women, starting at K-12 level.The writer wants suggestions. (Warning: many faily existing comments including, eg, suggestions of forced testosterone supplementation!)
- A Ten-Year-Old’s Rant To “Boys Around The World”: Not very geek per se, but very feminism in the "stereotypes are bad" way.
- Drawing women: the evolution of Lois Lane – The F-Word:
In 1941, the executives who ran comics juggernaut DC forced the artists behind Superman to change the look of Lois Lane, with the aim of turning her into more of a
- Web Designers vs. Web Developers (Infographic): a snarky footnote doesn’t fix this fail.
- Mother entrepreneurs respond to anti-mother sentiment: Response to VC CONFESSION: “I Have Doubts Once I Think Of Women Founders Having Kids…”
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