- Conventions, hierarchies and forced diversity | The 13th Colony: “I can’t help but think that the only reason why I was continually persuaded to be on the panel was because my surname is Chin instead of Smith. That, by virtue of my skin colour and ‘exotic’ name, I then MUST HAVE something to say about racial representations and whitewashing in the media. Because, how dare I do not?!” (18 August)
- Attending conferences with small children | Matilde Lalin: “Mathematicians (and likely other academics!) with small children face some unique challenges when traveling to conferences and workshops.” (20 August)
- Puzzle Trouble: Women and Crosswords in the Age of Autofill | The American Reader: How automation has changed the way crossword puzzles are constructed, and the concurrent drop in the proportion of female creators. (13 August)
- How Gender Stereotypes Persist, Even in Virtual Worlds | Motherboard: “Subjects performed significantly better [on a math test] if their avatar was male, competing against female avatars, regardless of their actual gender or math skills.” (20 August)
- Anti-trans trolling spree forces Wikipedia to ban U.S. House staffers for a third time | The Raw Story (21 August)
- Productivity or Sexism? | Inside Higher Ed: “Not only are men more likely than women to earn tenure, but in computer science and sociology, they are significantly more likely to earn tenure than are women who have the same research productivity.” (18 August)
- An Argument Against “Free Speech” | Dame Magazine “Banning comments—or moderating with an iron fist—is not squelching honest and open debate in the public sphere, anymore than refusing to publish every letter to the editor, unedited, in a print publication.” (14 August)
- Top 5 Black Female Game Characters | Black Girl Nerds (18 August)
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