- Funcom Wades Into Sexist Waters With Mankini-Gate Costume Goof | Maressa at The Mary Sue (April 15): “‘The item was pulled due to concerns over the integrity of the IP – not because of the gender or skimpiness of the outfit.’ Yet it is hard to ignore the fact that it was the male version [a ‘mankini’] of the outfit pair, not the female, that was removed. And at no point is it ever stated how the integrity of the IP is damaged by the outfit, if not by its skimpiness and gender.”
- Why are People Perennially Surprised By Internet Misogyny? | s.e. smith at this ain’t livin’ (April 14): “Readers, I have a confession: I was tempted to cut and paste this piece, since I’m pretty sure I’ve written it before. I realized that my desire to cut and paste was kind of an indicator of how endlessly circular this topic is, though.”
- A Tech Leader’s Guide on responding to the question: Where are the women in tech? | Kim Wilkens at shining like the sun (April 14): “I recently attended an all-male panel of local tech leaders who, when asked about how they were addressing the issue of the lack of women in tech, provided some pretty cringe-worthy responses… So I want to share what kind of response I’m looking for when I ask a tech leader what they are doing to address gender equity and the lack of diversity in tech.”
- Today in Anita’s Irony and Lewis’ Law: my threats will show you that harassment is a myth | tigtog at Hoyden About Town (April 15): “Fancy! A woman analysed of an example of sexism/misogyny in popular culture, and the response was a disproportionate display of sexism and misogyny! Golly, who could have foreseen that!”
- Stand Down, Amazon Warriors: Comic Book Guys Already Killed the Comic Book Store | Dr B at BOOK RIOT (April 15): “Even as comics have become increasingly mainstream, comic shops have often remained places where only the hardcore are welcome and one has to prove one’s Nerd Cred to fit in.”
- speaker diversity | Selena Deckelmann at Github Gist (April 14): “Increasing speaker diversity is both about sending emails ‘to the right mailing lists’ but it is also largely dependent on individuals reaching out to new (and veteran) speakers to get them to submit talks.”
- 16 women whose digital startups deserve Vox-level plaudits | Ann Friedman at Columbia Journalism Review (April 14): “Yes, women are still underrepresented and underappreciated in the media startup world, but the truth is women are founding their own digital media companies. The problem is that they are largely absent from the buzzy narrative about entrepreneurs leaving the confines of traditional journalism.”
- In the Workplace, Leaders Who Aren’t Always Followed | Phyllis Korkki at the New York Times (April 12): “‘To the extent that women were perceived to be brokers, they incurred reputational penalties,’ Professor Brands says. ‘They were seen as more competent, but less warm.'”
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