- This is not OK | Abstractivate: The unintended consciousness-raising effect from encountering women’s bathrooms converted to men’s bathrooms at a tech con
- The Myth of Male Decline | The New York Times: “The curtailment of such male entitlements and the expansion of women’s legal and economic rights have transformed American life, but they have hardly produced a matriarchy. Indeed, in many arenas the progress of women has actually stalled over the past 15 years.”
- Things I will not do to my characters. Ever. | seanan_mcguire: “I do not understand—I will not understand, I refuse to understand—why rape has to be on the table for every story with a female protagonist, or even a strong female supporting cast. Why it’s so assumed that I’m being “unrealistic” when I say that none of my female characters are going to be raped. Why this “takes the tension out of the story.” There is plenty of tension without me having to write about something that upsets both me and many of my readers, thanks.”
- Sexist marketing fail — if you see the problem, it’s “just your opinion” | moose: Handling of inappropriate conference swag
- Breaking the Bias Against Women in Science | The New York Times: As a follow up to the Bias Persists article we linked to last week, the NY Times has several related essays in its Room for Debate series.
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