- Mansplaining 101: Cisadmin Edition | YouTube (December 23): “One of the keys to a welcoming team is to clear the playing field of obstacles, and one of the most common obstacles women face is mansplaining. (…) This talk will introduce ways to foster a work environment where mansplaining, and similar challenges, become a thing of the past.”
- GameStop’s training video on speaking to women remains ridiculous | Polygon (February 12): An oldie but a goldie: “This video shows how GameStop used to view women who came into its stores. This is a real thing shown to employees, and the cringe-inducing nature of the advice given makes it hard to sit through in its entirety.”
- Australia’s Supanova Convention Decides to Keep Firefly’s Adam Baldwin as a Guest Despite Outcry | The Mary Sue (February 12): “After weeks of controversy and debate, Supanova Pop Culture Expo has released a statement saying Firefly actor Adam Baldwin will remain a guest at their upcoming June shows. We had previously reported on a fan petition which aimed to revoke Baldwin’s guest status due to his support of Gamergate.”
- So Did You Know There’s a Major Trans Character in Marvel’s Angela: Asgard’s Assassin? | The Mary Sue (February 12): “Turns out, Sera used to be an Anchorite of Heben—and was assigned male at birth.”
- A Man Went On Mumsnet To Explain The Internet And Got Completely Owned | BuzzFeed News (February 13): “Meet Blacklight. He wants to help the clueless female users of the information superhighway who have somehow managed to log on to Mumsnet!”
- Law & Order SVU takes on GamerGate, everyone loses | Ars Technica (February 12): “Video games have seen their fair share of awkward crime-TV dramatizations as well, but rarely in as much of a ripped-from-the-headlines way as Law & Order: SVU did on Wednesday night.”
- What Happens When Wives Earn More Than Husbands | NPR (February 8): “Thirty-eight percent of American wives earn more than their husbands. Data expert Mona Chalabi from FiveThirtyEight.com speaks to NPR’s Rachel Martin about that number, and puts it into context.”
- Rate my professor’s gender? | The Conversation (February 10): “A genius has electrified hair, big glasses, problems talking with mere mortals, and is white and male. (…) Now the anonymous online ranking system, RateMyProfessors.com, has been subjected to algorithmic sifting to find that genius is a term students apply to male professors at least three times the rate for women, depending on the discipline.”
- Let’s Call Female Online Harassment What It Really Is: Terrorism | VICE (February 12): “They target and intimidate women with the express intention of silencing them. These attacks aren’t just “trolling.” They aren’t people just randomly lashing out. They sure as hell aren’t simple expressions of “freedom of speech.” We need to start calling things by their real names. This is gender terrorism.” [TW: death threats, harassment]
- Quiet, Wadhwa. Episode 45 of TLDR that has been suppressed | Kevin Marks (February 11): Kevin Marks has made the TLDR episode available that was taken down by NPR after Vivek Wadhwa expressed disapproval and hinted at legal action.
- I wrote about Wadhwa and you’ll never guess what happened next! | Amelia Greenhall (February 12): “So what would be the most ironic thing for Wadhwa to do in response to me writing a piece pointing out that he’s keeping women’s voices out of the mainstream media? Maybe getting the WNYC On The Media ‘Quiet Wadhwa’ episode taken down?”
- How Elementary School Teachers’ Biases Can Discourage Girls From Math and Science | NYTimes.com (February 6): “A new study points to the influence of teachers’ unconscious biases, but it also highlights how powerful a little encouragement can be. Early educational experiences have a quantifiable effect on the math and science courses the students choose later, and eventually the jobs they get and the wages they earn.”
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