- New Superhero T-Shirts Latest in a Long Line of Sexist Licensed Products from DC AND Marvel | Nerdist (September 30): “By doing this, you are instilling the idea in young boys’ minds that female heroes are not to be admired or looked up to, much less have their images displayed on their clothing.”
- ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ gets the ladies-only T-shirt it deserves | The Daily Dot (October 6): “Online geek girl fashion retailer Her Universe revealed on Instagram that it has created a shirt featuring not just Gamora but also her sister Nebula.”
- Photos of Carnegie Science Center (October 1): The Carnegie Science Center has taken some heat for a photo showing the disparity between their offering for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Their response is in the comments. Also covered by Wonkette.
- Sexism in Job Reviews | The New York Times (October 2): Letter to the editor in response to “Learning to Love Criticism” “One way that women can steel themselves against criticism is to realize that much of it is just plain sexist…women would do well to ignore it, rather than learn to love it.”
- Nursing Clio: An older resource, but we don’t seem to have linked it before: “The mission of Nursing Clio is to provide a platform for historians, health care workers, community activists, students, and the public at large to engage in socio-political and cultural critiques of this ongoing and historical dialogue regarding the gendered body, the history of medicine, popular culture, current events, and other issues that catch our attention.”
- Tech Start-Up Founder Says Women Are Like Men, Only Cheaper | Bloomberg Businessweek (September 22): “Thornley got skewered not just for what he said, but also for saying publicly what research has implied for years: Assuming things are equal, a more experienced, better-qualified employee who’s a woman will be paid less than a less-experienced, less-qualified employee who is a man.”
- Operating systems war story: How feminism helped me solve one of file systems’ oldest conundrums | Valerie Aurora (October 3): “What led me to a creative, simple, and extremely fast solution was being part of a feminist community in which people felt comfortable sharing their technical problems, wanted to help each other, and respected each other’s intelligence. Those are all feminist principles, and they make file systems development better.”
- Why bother with #gamergate? | YOU AND YOUR DAMNED GAMES, JON STONE (October 5): “So what is #gamergate? #gamergate is a mob with torches aloft, hunting for any combustible dwelling and calling it a monster’s lair. #gamergate is a rage train, and everyone with an axe to grind wants a ride. Its fuel is a sour mash of entitlement, insecurity, arrogance and alienation.”
- Petition · Tell Benetton to stop selling negative t-shirts to girls! | Change.org: RE two anti math shirts
- Etsy’s Trying to Fix Tech’s Women Problem. Why Aren’t You? — Matter — Medium (October 2): “The first step is, throw out the hoodie-wearing boy-genius and build a new archetype.”
- This sexist Asus ad has gamers fuming | The Daily Dot (October 6): “Tech manufacturer Asus published a Twitter ad that read, “What type of gamer are you? A hardcore gamer, or a casual gamer?” With an impressive lack of awareness for the issues of sexism and fake geek girl stereotypes in gaming, the “casual gamer” column was illustrated by a blonde woman who plays The Sims. Meanwhile, the “hardcore gamer” is, of course, an unshaven white dude wearing a headset and crushing a can in one fist. Two idiotic stereotypes for the price of one!”
- The Most Feminist Moments in Sci-fi History | The Cut (September 17): “For our purposes, let’s define science fiction here as the depiction of fictional worlds in which science (including space travel), technology, and/or pseudoscience feature prominently and necessarily in the story’s telling.”
- Silencing, librarianship, and gender: missing voices | Gavia Libraria (October 6): “Of course we haven’t heard, those of us who are lucky to escape the scourge in the first place. Of course not. It is patently unsafe to tell us—even less safe of late.”
- Company Calls Math Teacher Who Complained about Sexist Socks a “Crazy Bi**h” | AAUW (October 2): The socks said “The three things I hate most are math.” Links to full email exchange as well.
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