- If You Want to Talk About Women in Tech, Talk to Women About Technology | Kate Losse (February 21): “imagine how absurd it would be if a journalist contacted a male technologist and asked him exclusively about what it’s like to be a man in tech. He would be like, “You want to talk to me about what?… If you don’t want to talk about my work, why are you even interviewing me?” Exactly.”
- Why Can’t I Be You: Harlo Holmes | Rookie (February 20): “The kickass app developer making life hard for online bullies.”
- Vivek Wadhwa Makes Great Case Against Vivek Wadhwa on WNYC | Gawkr Newsfeed (February 20): “In the process of defending himself, Vivek Wadhwa ended up confirming much of what TL;DR asserted about his attitude. Here’s someone who’s been criticized for figuratively talking over women, and we hear him literally talking over Haggerty and then asking to bring in her producers when he doesn’t like where she’s taking the conversation.”
- Women are leaving the tech industry in droves | LA Times (February 22): “Women in tech say filling the pipeline of talent won’t do much good if women keep quitting — it’s like trying to fill a leaking bucket.”
- I’m Not Broken – Annalee Flower Horne | Jim C. Hines (February 25): “I’m glad I was able to project onto Leia the capable survivor I wanted to grow up to be. Her happy ending mattered to me, because it helped me imagine my own.”
- On the books I represent, and the books I do not. | Lydia Moëd (February 23): A literary agent declares all submissions to her must pass the Bechdel test.
- Diverse Comics (February 24): new tumblr covering diversity in comics
- Suzette Haden Elgin (1936-2015) | Locus Online News (February 2): Obituary for a leading figure in feminist science fiction and linguistics.
- Gamer Certificate (February 24): comic
- Let’s Talk About “Comfort Zones” | K. Tempest Bradford (February 26): “However, in sticking to women, people of color, LGBT, and other authors from marginalized identities, I was not reading in a “comfort zone.” I was not more comfortable, I was just less likely to run across fiction that hurt me. But the stories were certainly not universally comfortable to read. Not at all.”
- Trying To Hire A Diverse Team Of Engineers? It’s Not Just A Pipeline Issue | TechCrunch (February 28): “I know that the majority of companies truly want to create a more diverse workforce, but I don’t think they know how to ensure that minority candidates like me have a fighting chance to pass their interview process. Here’s some advice:”
- Team Angry Cat | thefourthvine (February 24): “So I explained about how we got on the topic of elevators. As soon as I said, “He said I should’ve taken the stairs,” ten women around the table looked up and angry cat hissed in unison. “
- Jupiter Ascending: The Re-Gendered Space Opera | Feminism/geekery (February 23): “In this film Jupiter Jones is our Luke Skywalker, another hero that arose from inauspicious beginnings.”
- The Next MacGuyver: “Can you imagine that next female hero that will inspire a generation of young women to see themselves as engineers?”
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