- [Trigger warning: sexual assault] On sexism, sexual assault and the threat of the ‘non-bro’ | Robyn Pennacchia at deathandtaxes: “In some ways, these men align themselves with women. They were perhaps even picked on by the same “bro-dudes” that they believe are the sort of men that victimize women. Which is why they get all the more touchy when criticized for behaving exactly like them.”
- Unintentional destruction | Helen Hou-Sandí: “Without realizing it, this guy made anybody whose sexual preference isn’t women feel excluded from “we”, and reminded women that their presence isn’t desired because of skill and merit, but to be potential mates for others.”
- Why women leave tech: It’s the culture, not because ‘math is hard’ | Kieran Snyder at Fortune: “Motherhood was just the amplifier. It made all the problems that I’d been putting up with forever actually intolerable.”
- Some Things I’m Tired Of Hearing From Men About Women in Tech | Accidentally in Code: “The problem isn’t my tone, it’s structural fucking inequality.”
- Preeti Singh or Pat Smith? | Preeti Singh at Talking Cranes: Preeti Singh sends identical queries to US literary agents under both her name, and an alias ‘Pat Smith’. Guess which one gets more responses?
- Late-night rant on why the ops in #Node.js are SJW goose-steppers | @izs: “Literally every single time I’ve banned someone from the channel for dropping sexually explicit shit, a person I respect has thanked me.”
- I Don’t Know Who Was In My Room | The Radish: “A party was held in my hotel room without my consent.” This post discusses consent around private living spaces.
- Social Justice Class Pins Are Things You Can Buy Now | The Mary Sue: Pins proclaiming you a social justice bard, wizard, cleric and more. Only available at Seattle’s GeekGirlCon next weekend, with proceeds going to Planned Parenthood.
- Avoiding Burnout, and Other Essentials of Open Source Self-Care | Kathleen Danielson: Discusses ways to: ensure you have adequate support in your work, build a vocabulary to talk and think about the challenges you face, feel empowered to say no and to allow yourself time away from the project, recognize and handle burnout, avoid burnout next time around. [Accessibility note: video only]
The latest on Gamergate [Trigger warning: Links following contain discussion of harassment]:
- List of ethical concerns in video games | Leigh Alexander: A huge list of actual ethical concerns in the gaming industry, as opposed to the supposed ‘ethical concerns’ purported to be driving the Gamergate campaign.
- Intel buckles to anti-feminist campaign by pulling ads from gaming site | The Verge
- Open letter to Intel | Tim Chevalier
- Actions have consequences (or: why I’m not fixing Intel’s bugs any more) | Matthew Garrett
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