- Watching Like a Girl | TheWalrus.ca: Female sports fandom and mainstream media’s problem with it.
- Microaggression and Management | Medium.com : “It is critical to emphasize that microaggressions are disproportionately and sometimes exclusively used against employees who are not white, male, straight and masculine.”
- Was going to do a lengthy write up about Pacific Rim… | i’m having an identity crisis: Moral of the story: Knowing when to keep still and to keep your mouth shut and choosing to do so does not make a person weak or powerless. It just means you have priorities.
- No more verbal abuse | The Geekess: Sarah Sharp talks about how she will no longer take abuse on the LKML from people like Linus Torvalds
- How Intellectual Property Reinforces Inequality | NYTimes.com: How one Utah company’s patent on human DNA affected access to breast cancer screening and information.
- Silicon Valley’s Anti-Unionism and Class Warfare | Daily Intelligencer: The tech community’s reaction to the BART strike reveals anti-union sentiment; “an intellectual “maker” class beating out working-class “takers.””
- Wonder Woman is Not the Problem | tansyrr.com: “The problem with Wonder Woman is that most people don’t know how to deal with an unapologetically feminist character… The way that women in particular are written in Hollywood is so vastly different to the way that superheroes tend to be written, that when the two concepts are combined, fear and cosmetics companies and ice-cream tend to get thrown at the resulting mess until it goes away.”
- Role Models in Fiction | Web Kunoichi: “I hope today’s geek girls are finding these books – and, sure, some of the stuff I read, too, in moderation – and do not grow up buying into the narratives that I did.”
- On Women in Tech: A Different Perspective | Julie Ann Horvath: “Over the years I’ve learned that the best way to make sure your experience doesn’t go to waste is to invest it in the people around you. And for me, this is what I see Women in Tech initiatives doing. I see them building communities and support systems around the collective experience of other women in our industry.”
- we don’t swim in your toilet | totes profesh: “WiT groups exist not because our industry is so much worse off, but because our industry is the perfect place to do much better.” Also, “Sexism is not a natural part of this industry. Of some of the people in it? Fine. But not of the way the industry actually functions. It had to be added. Having been added, like a breast implant that’s exploded and made a toxic mess, it can be removed, and should.”
- PBS’s YouTube Idea Channel asks: Is BMO From Adventure Time Expressive of Feminism? And I thought I was imagining the inconsistent use of gendered pronouns towards her!
- Groupthink’s Every Mysogynistic Argument You’ve Ever Heard About Video Games article is a good read, but the real story is commenter PetticoatDespot’s behind-the-scenes testimonial about what it’s like to work in the industry.
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