- A tool to help fix sexism in tech: The Inclusive Team Tests.
The Inclusive Team Tests are a collection of tests which can be used to roughly determine how inclusive a team is of a particular group. The level of inclusiveness (or disadvantagement) that a particular group might experience within a certain working environment can be expressed as a score on the test.
- Two women got on this year’s Hugo ballot for best short story: Nancy Fulda for “Movement” and E. Lily Yu for “The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees”.
- Sweden just added the gender-neutral pronoun hen (similar to an English “ze”) to their National Encyclopedia, and the Henerator is a plugin that switches all han (Swedish for “he”) and hon (“she”) to the new pronoun. More info here.
- Title says it all on this one: On Female Characters: This isn’t Highlander. There can be more than one.
- A gaming analogy to explain privilege: Straight White Male, The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is.
- Women In Magic, The 2012 Edition: combating sexism at competitive Magic: The Gathering events.
- A large scale link round up on Sexism in Geek Culture, with a look at Comics.
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