- Diversity Messes With Your Culture, And That’s a Good Thing: “Culture fit matters only insofar as it translates as “values fit.” If “culture fit” is code for “looks like us and talks like us,” it’s a problem for you and your business, because you are sending a message to many prospective employees that they are not welcome – and depriving your business of the many benefits of a diverse team.”
- The General Medical Council muzzles British doctors who want to post anonymously: “The GMC forgets that anonymous providers have the opportunity to whistle blow. What if a hospital is doing something terrible? … While it would be nice if everyone had the courage to speak up, not everyone does. However, SOME PEOPLE MIGHT FEEL THAT THEY COULD SPEAK UP IF THEY COULD DO IT ANONYMOUSLY.”
- All Tied Up: Homeland And The Female Fabulists: “In an age in which the violent crime rate continues to drop, why do we have to be alert to our surroundings if not because of terrorist wraiths? How could the primal wounding of 9/11 and the subsequent hypermasculinist war on terror not be the secret engine driving these female fabulist narratives?”
- Let me fix that for you, Mr. Howey.: Male author goes to WorldCon, experiences a fan being inappropriately condescending to authors. He responds without finesse.
- The Problem When Sexism Just Sounds So Darn Friendly: “In social psychology, these seemingly-positive-yet-still-somewhat-unsettling comments and behaviors have a name: Benevolent Sexism. Although it is tempting to brush this experience off as an overreaction to compliments or a misunderstanding of benign intent, benevolent sexism is both real and insidiously dangerous.”
- No, I won’t spoil the ending of Bioshock Infinite for you: More detail about the now-famous “I’ll fake-geek-girl YOU” tweet.
- “Reports of harassment and abuse in the field: Study of abuse in anthropological field sites. “Survival in field-based academic science can’t just be about who can put up with or witness abuse the longest – that is not an appropriate metric to measure who is the best at their science.”
- There once was a student from Tucson: Let me tell you what I know about gender and CS: A nice slide deck summarizing existing research on women in CS.
- Sheryl Sandberg: 1% Feminism: “Lean In is not about feminism in general, but about a very particular brand of feminism that, delusions aside, has nothing whatsoever to do with inspiring a social movement.”
- Women in Games International & Girl Scouts Creating Video Game Patch: To be clear, that’s a scouting badge, not a software patch. But you could call it a patch patch if you were so inclined.
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