Few gender differences in math abilities, worldwide study finds: “Girls around the world are not worse at math than boys, even though boys are more confident in their math abilities, and girls from countries where gender equity is more prevalent are more likely to perform better on mathematics assessment tests, according to a new analysis of international research.”
Diversity at what cost?: Lucy questions the push for diversity in FLOSS for its own sake and whether women are being pushed into it against their own interests.
In the name of awareness: Only related to Mackenzie’s New Year’s resolution in the sense that they’re both about women’s clothing, but interesting also. The “what colour is your bra?” breast cancer awareness meme on Facebook others… women who have had mastectomies!
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The Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision 2010 awards, honouring “women making significant contributions in the areas of Innovation, Social Impact and Leadership” are taking nominations until December 11.
the f word looked at salaries of men and women in science, engineering and technology on October 30, Equal Pay Day.
Australian video game review TV show Good Game replaced host Jeremy Ray with Stephanie Bendixsen and Ray alleged that his gender was the primary reason. Sarah Stokely had a look at the PR issues involved.
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My sister and I had this amusing conversation about what, as feminists, we “should” think of this video. I mean “hotter than reality by far” is kinda depressing from a feminist perspective (will we ever live up to our computer-generated selves?).
But it’s a really catchy song. The video is fantastic, with all those costumes, and I never knew Amy Okuda could dance like that. And really, we both want to be saying “you go girl!” to everything Felicia Day does lately, as she’s been the driving force behind creating the entire series, and how many women get credit for that kind of production? Plus, hello, more geeky gamer girls in pop culture? Good for the rest of us less-famous women who love games.
So our conclusion? We don’t care what we should think about the video. We loved it.