- Nelson’s Weblog: culture / games / toxic-behavior-in-league-of-legends: “The problem with the LoL community isn’t that there’s a few jerks who spoil things for everyone; it’s that a lot of people act like jerks occasionally.”
- CFP: Cripping the Computer: A Critical Moment in Composition Studies: Call for contributions to an anthology on disability and technology. Topics include: “Accessibility and intersectionality(s)?race, gender, sexuality, class; Accessibility and the open-access movement; Rhetorics of design and their relation to disabled subjects”
- Earn loot by reporting trolls in Xbox Live’s new community programs | GamesBeat: “Today, the company introduced a pair of new initiatives it designed to empower Xbox Live community members. One is Enforcement United, which will have Xbox gamers weighing their opinion on whether or not particular content violates Microsoft’s terms of service. The second is Xbox Community Level, which will have players gaining levels and earning loot by making positive contributions to Xbox Live.”
- Notorious tabloid The Daily Mail decided to review Amanda Palmer’s breast instead of her musical performance – so of course she wrote a song about it (via The Mary Sue).
- I need terrible female engineers: “I resent that we keep perpetuating this idea that women in tech are good at everything because we shouldn’t have to be any better than anyone else to belong in this field. We belong in this field because we’re people who deserve a shot, not because we are geniuses.”
- Why can’t women time travel?: Men travel in time. Women stay put.
- In Defense of Female Engineers: “The fact of the matter is: members of the tech community (LinkedIn users) saw it as impossible that our female engineers could actually be engineers, and a leader of the tech community (LinkedIn) agreed with them.”
- On sexist trolling: Don’t Ignore the Trolls. Feed Them Until They Explode, and Misogynist Trolls Have an Agenda and It’s Not Lulz (trigger warning for threats of violence)
- Fashion, Fake Geeks Girls, and WorldCon: “…what you wear is important even interacting with people who aren’t territorial and kinda sexist. Quietly signaling with clothes that you’re the same kind of person is important to making people feel comfortable with you. And if people don’t feel comfortable with you, even if they can’t quite pin down why, it’s going to be a lot harder to make friends.”
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