Yes, that’s right, linkspams are back! Rebooted! New director! New continuity!
No, not really. Same people. Same style. We’ve just been a bit collectively discouraged by the Delicious disaster, the Google Reader implosion and the neverending freelish.us outage. Talk about making bookmarking unfun. But we’re going to try again, right now supporting pulling bookmarks from Delicious, Pinboard and Twitter. In order to not have to have 200 bookmarks, we’re just going to start afresh with some recent-ish links and go from there. Apologies to people who submitted things in the interim, post them in comments for others to catch up on.
- A lengthy report, The Tilted Playing Field: Hidden Bias in Information Technology Workplaces came out in September. Coverage at VentureBeat:
Instead of vigorous debate, we were perplexed and disheartened to see a number of comments discounting the data emerging from this report, not based on facts and evidence, but based on personal opinion and anecdotes.
- [Not safe for work: lots of half-clothed comic images.] The Big Sexy Problem with Superheroines and Their ‘Liberated Sexuality’: “I’d like to dissect this a little bit and explain why these scenes don’t support sexually liberated women; they undermine them, and why after nearly 20 years of reading superhero books, these may finally have been the comics that broke me.”
- A man’s view of booth babes: Seriously, stop with the booth babes.
And really, this is the core of the problem, and the effects are much more harmful than just ignoring scantily clad women at a trade show. What you end up with is the situation where you, as a conference goer, walk up to a booth and, because you’re no stranger to how this works, ignore any attractive woman and talk directly to a male at the booth.
- An overview of women’s responses to the Wikimedia Survey 2011.
- SFWA Statement on Sexual Harassment
Reports of sexual harassment by an individual against SFWA members (and others) at the 2011 World Fantasy Convention have come to the attention of [Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America]’s Board of Directors.
- Acceptable Parity: Four Ways Men Stunt Women’s Careers Unintentionally:
I came across this article [Four Ways Women Stunt Their Career Unintentionally] in a Harvard Business Review blog… I would like to suggest a few minor improvements to this article.
- [Trigger warning.] From early November, more bloggers recount harassment and threats.
You can suggest links for future linkspams in comments here, or by using the “geekfeminism” tag on delicious or pinboard.in or the “#geekfeminism” tag on Twitter. Please note that we tend to stick to publishing recent links (from the last month or so).
Thanks to everyone who suggested links.