- Digital Object Lessons: On Gender, Class, and Technology | Squeaky Wheel Collective: A geek feminist memoir.
- 5 Ways to Make Progress in Evolutionary Psychology: Smash, Not Match, Stereotypes | Scientific American Blogs: “The bad parts of evolutionary psychology confirm what we think we already know about the world. And confirming stereotypes and calling it science tends to keep women and GLBT folk as perpetual second class citizens in this world, rather than the amazing, vibrant contributors to society they are and can be. Evolutionary theory has been developed and tested for quite a long time, and there is a strong, reliable set of conditions we have developed to help us determine adaptive significance for a given trait. All the field of evolutionary psychology really needs is to be put to the test.”
- MOOC Diversity | Beki’s Blog: “How diverse are the instructors of MOOCs and what implications does that have for increasing diversity in STEM fields?”
- How Privilege Manifests In Well-Intentioned Men | Programmers Being Dicks: “Taken as a whole, the naivety and arrogance on display here—that someone with an awareness of the problem could believe that they know better than the victims of misogynistic treatment what should be done about it, and effectively tell them don’t shut up, but actually, do shut up—is almost unfathomable. Such is privilege: it makes people do and say utterly ridiculous, destructive things, and blinds them to the consequences of their actions.”
- ‘I wouldn’t say it’s sexism, except that … It’s all these little subtle things’: Healthcare scientists’ accounts of gender in healthcare science laboratories | Social Studies of Science February 2013 vol. 43 no. 1 136-158 by Valerie Bevan and Mark Learmonth: “We explore healthcare scientists’ accounts of men in healthcare science laboratories. By focussing on subtle masculinist actions that women find disadvantageous to them, we seek to extend knowledge about women’s under-representation in senior positions in healthcare science – despite women being in the majority at junior levels. We maintain that healthcare science continues to be dominated by taken-for-granted masculinities that marginalize women, keeping them in their ‘place’. Our aim is to make visible the subtle practices that are normally invisible by showing masculinities in action. Principally using feminist analyses, our findings show that both women and men are often unaware of taken-for-granted masculinist actions, and even when women do notice, they rarely challenge the subtle sexist behaviour.”
- Gender Bias 101 for Mathematicians | The Accidental Mathematician: “The bottom line is, we are all biased. We all tend to think of women’s work as somewhat smaller, derivative, inferior. We do so unconsciously and involuntarily. We are not aware of it, nor do we notice it in others.”
- Gender and the Mathematical Community | The Same Name for Different Things: Valiant followup to the “Gender Bias 101” blog post.
- I just don’t understand why there are so few geeky women!!! | Ideologically Impure: “New rule: if you look at this amazing piece of TARDIS cosplay, and your first, wittiest reaction is to make a fat joke about the woman wearing it …I’d better never hear you complain that no women come to your conventions and clubs and Dr Who marathons.”
- Slave Leo | Mad Art Lab: “The point here is to make a gender-bent Slave Leia, a Slave Leo. The outfit must capture the essence, the aesthetic, and the artistry of the original costume, and twist them to suit a man. This is a fun game for any character, in my mind, but Slave Leia presents a deeper challenge.”
- Anica Rissi: Confessions of a fourth-grade science fraud | The Story Collider: Tragic podcast about one girl’s experience at her elementary school science fair. She quickly learns that ‘real science’ =/= ‘popularity’
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