Facing the Challenge of Online Harassment | Electronic Frontier Foundation (January 8): “This post explains our thinking about combating online harassment, and what we hope EFF’s role can be in that effort given the scope of our work.”
Accidental Ass-Kicker Hayley Atwell Talks Starring in Marvel’s First Female-Fronted Property | The Mary Sue (January 6): “In anticipation of tonight’s two-hour Agent Carter premiere, The Hollywood Reporter has released an in-depth interview in which Hayley Atwell talks Peggy’s evolution, fronting Marvel’s first female-led property, and as always, punching.”
To anthology editors | Nalo Hopkinson (January 5): “[S]uggestions for how editors can go about creating anthologies that contain a diversity of voices. Here they are.”
Men (on the Internet) don’t believe sexism is a problem in science, even when they see evidence | The Washington Post (January 6): “As a follow-up to recent studies on sexism and harassment in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), researchers studied the Internet’s reaction to the evidence those studies provided — and it turned out the way you’d expect, if you’ve ever been on the Internet.”
The plight of the bitter nerd: Why so many awkward, shy guys end up hating feminism | Salon (January 10): “No one actually said men have it easy. But men are the ones who by and large get to deal with this as an internal matter. Women are the ones who have to deal with internal hang-ups and, as Laurie Penny points out in her piece, external threats from other people. Guys deal with Women in the abstract, as a category; women deal with specific men who physically threaten them.”
Research about Gender in the STEM Workplace | Slow Searching (October 3, 2014): An excellent bibliography on gender in the STEM workplace.
“Code and Cupcakes” Teaches Moms and Daughters How to Code, Aims to Improve Diversity in Tech | The Mary Sue (January 8): “When Jen Myers first learned how to code over a decade ago, she was often the only woman in her computer science classes. Now a successful web designer, Myers is dedicating herself to making coding accessible to women of all ages–and she’s got cupcakes on her side!”
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