- Applications to attend the Ada Initiative’s AdaCamp DC close today. AdaCamp DC is a 150-200 person unconference in Washington, D.C. on July 10-11, 2012, focused on the subject of “women in open technology and culture.” (Attendees of any gender are welcome provided they demonstrate sufficient interest in and expertise in the topic.)
- Meet China’s First Female Astronaut | Discovery News : “Liu Yang, a 33-year-old major in the People’s Liberation Army who entered the astronaut training program just two years ago, will take part in China’s fourth manned space launch”
- Geeks, You Have A Problem | pandagon.net : a nice recap of a lot of the various current issues in geek feminism.
- Is The Internet Convincing Women Not To Study Computer Science? : “The internet is dominated by sexist men, which discourages women from getting involved in related fields.”
- why we need anti-harassment policies | scrambled tofu : “People should feel comfortable and safe in our community. An anti-harassment policy is a statement that our community makes an effort to be inclusive, friendly and safe for everyone.”
- DrupalCon Code of Conduct (Revised Draft) | Drupal Groups : “revised draft of the DrupalCon Code of Conduct based on community feedback and input to the original draft.”
- Update on the Hacker Grants Program | Etsy News : “With help from all of you, Hacker School received applications from 661 women, nearly a 100-times increase from the previous session.”
- Yammer joins Etsy, 37signals in funding Hacker School grants : “these grants also send a public signal about something very important to us at Yammer: cognitive diversity. When people organize to solve a problem, they each bring to the table their own cognitive tools—worldviews, strategies, tactics, facts, skills, quirks, past experiences, hangups, etc.—all of which are inextricably linked with who they are and what they’ve done.”
- Feminist Hacker News | Composite : “At a couple of conferences lately, Hackmeet and She’s Geeky, as well as at the feminist science fiction convention WisCon, I hosted a discussion of feminist hackers and feminist hacking. I wanted to put the idea out into the world and see what other women had to say about it.”
- Why Strong Female Characters Are Bad for Women : “I think the major problem here is that women were clamoring for “strong female characters,” and male writers misunderstood. They thought the feminists meant [Strong Female] Characters. The feminists meant [Strong Characters], Female”
- [Trigger Warning : rape culture] Lara Croft Reboot Link Roundup | theborderhouse : and even more links in the comments
- The Horsewomen of the Feminist Apocalypse | Lousy Canuck : Skeptic feminists riding My Little Ponies
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