- Michelle Rodriguez Made Me Cry at Comic-Con | xoJane: “And the thing was, it wasn’t like they weren’t saying anything I hadn’t heard before, even from actresses in interviews. But I was part of a captive audience full of guys who were now probably feeling a shred of the same kind of discomfort that women experience every day of their lives.”
- NASA names new chief scientist | Silicon Republic: Ellen Stofan Announced as Head of Science at NASA.
- Mass. girl, 9, becomes youngest US chess expert and is on track to break other records | The Washington Post: “Only three years or so since first picking up the game of chess, 9-year-old Carissa Yip can already look down at 93 percent of the more than 51,000 players registered with the U.S. Chess Federation.”
- UND alumna Karen Nyberg to deliver UND commencement speech from space | Grand Forks Herald: The 50th woman in space will be the speaker at UND’s summer commencement, via recorded message delivered by NASA.
- Twitter comes under fire for what critics say is a lack of response to rape threats | Tech News and Analysis: Trigger warning for rape threats.
- How do we curb online abuse and violence? | Ashe Dryden: “In the United States, if you walk up to someone and threaten them with bodily harm, you are not protected under the first amendment. What you just did is against the law. Why do we treat this differently on the internet?”
- Why I Didn’t Cosplay (But Now I Do) | Doctor Her: Successfully overcoming plus-sized cosplay fears.
- Why being a female games developer doesn’t suck | Scarlettjen: “I want ALL women working in games to love this job as much as I do, and I think this is absolutely achievable.”
- The Last of Us: Has evil feminism ruined the zombie apocalypse? | Man Boobz: Hilarious review of misogynist backlash against the Last of Us on MGTOW forums.
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