- Reddit AMA with Matthew Garrett | reddit (September 3): The link goes specifically to a pretty awesome comment where someone asked Garrett what it’s like to be a Social Justice Warrior and he replied.
- White House names Google’s Megan Smith the next Chief Technology Officer of the United States | The Washington Post (September 4): Includes some biography and reactions to the appointments of her and deputy U.S. CTO, Alexander Macgillivray.
- “Tampon Run,” A Game From Two Teenagers Who Want You To Know That Periods Are Totally Normal | Fast Co.Exist (September 5): “Although the concept of the video game may be strange, it’s stranger that our society has accepted and normalized guns and violence through video games, yet we still find tampons and menstruation unspeakable”
- IT crowd shrinking as VCE enrolments plummet | The Age (September 8): “Enrolments in Year 12 information technology subjects have hit a 20-year low, with more and more girls turning their backs on the subject.”
- Young owner of Nairobi Developer School among Anzisha Prize finalists | HumanIPO (August 28th): “Martha Chumo, the 19-year-old owner of the Nairobi Developer School, has been chosen among 12 finalists of the Anzisha Prize for Young Entrepreneurs, and will now battle for the US$75,000 prize money.”
- [CW: discussion of sexual assault, objectification, and victim-blaming] No excuses: responding to one-handed reviews (September 4): “If you think that taking a quick look at the pictures makes you no more than a drop in the bucket, then you’re right: You’re a privacy-violating, consent-hostile drop in a bucket full of other drops, each causing direct pain to real human beings for the sake of egotistical curiosity and jack-off fodder. Good luck with that.”
- [“The video is NSFW and may be triggering for its images of sexual coercion”] If You Don’t Understand Why People Love Erotic Fanfic, Watch This Now | i09 (August 20): “In her slam poem Fantastic Breasts and Where To Find Them, Brenna Twohy quickly gets to the heart of why so many people love their erotica attached to familiar fictional characters while powerfully critiquing certain types of mainstream pornography.”
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