- Black and WTF: photographs of suffragettes.
In 1912, Scotland Yard detectives bought their first camera to covertly photograph suffragettes.
- A bit of an oldie, but relevant to our recent Google+ discussions: Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names:
So, as a public service, I’m going to list assumptions your systems probably make about names. All of these assumptions are wrong. Try to make less of them next time you write a system which touches names.
- Great 101 comment from karenm77 about why it was creepy to proposition Rebecca Watson at 4am in an elevator. (Via tigtog.) Yeah, in case you missed it.
- Sheryl Sandberg & Male-Dominated Silicon Valley: an interview with Facebook’s COO.
You can’t come [into space],[Sandberg’s son] said.
I’ve already invited my sister, and there’s only one girl in space.At first, Sandberg laughed. And then it dawned on her that
there is only one woman in these movies.
- Debunking the Top 5 Myths About Lady Scientists:
So, people of the universe, when I tell you that I am a scientist, the only conclusion you should draw is that I like science. Â Not what I look like or how I dress. Â Not what I like to do in my free time. Â Not how I interact with other people. Â And real world, get used to me because I am your average scientist and I am not at all who you try to say I am.
- A linkspam of a linkspam: Meanwhile, Back in SFland:
While I was off enjoying the company of several thousand women (
and an increasing number of men,as Sharon Sala graciously noted while accepting her lifetime achievement award) in Romanceland, the gender wars seem to have broken out in SFland again.
- You can’t fight sexism with sexism:
So, please, before you write about getting women into the game industry, first check and make sure that you’re not perpetuating the very attitudes you’re arguing against before you publish.
- Are the Open Data Warriors Fighting for Robin Hood or the Sheriff?: Some Reflections on OKCon 2011 and the Emerging Data Divide: Cogent criticism of the demographics of the open-data movement.
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