- Susannah Breslin, Why Women Shouldn’t Go to Tech Conferences (there’s too much of a culture/values clash between women and tech) and Meagan Adele Lopez, Why Women Shouldn’t Write about Why Women Shouldn’t Attend Tech Conferences:
And still, she never answered why the ENTIRE female gender shouldn’t attend tech conferences. We shouldn’t attend because one panel about social media talked about feelings[?]
- “Android for Girls?” HTC Bliss Coming to Verizon:
Oh, and here’s the best part – the phone is also rumored to ship with special women-friendly apps, like a calorie counter and an app for shopping.
- Meredith Gran on women in comics:
My sincere thoughts on how to promote the presence of women in comics: Pay them. No, seriously. Pay them with money.
- The Ten People You Would Never Want To Duel, highlighting Julie d’Aubigny, noted duellist.
- 50 Women to Watch in Tech:
Femmeonomics is thrilled to announce its first list highlighting 50 women to watch in tech… Femmeonomics plans to highlight the ambitious and creative women flying just under the radar.
Nominate yourself or other women in tech until September 16.
- Lifetime Earnings Gaps, by Sex and Race/Ethnicity:
… the gaps calculated here are only for full-time, year-round workers and do not include periods out of the workforce… yet women still make about 25% less than men at the same educational level.
- The TV show that had ALL the complex and strong female characters: Battlestar Galactica:
It’s been almost two and a half years since the last episode of Battlestar Galactica aired. It’s been two and a half years since we’ve had a show where a diverse group of women played a central role in a major sci-fi production. Am I the only one who misses not only the show but the possibilities that the show presented?
- What if male superheroes posed like Wonder Woman?:
Here’s the latest Justice League comic cover– Wonder Woman the lone female character surrounded five males. She is the only one
in her underwearlooking not so much like an invulnerable superhero and more like some male comic book artist’s dominatrix sex fantasy
- On tech conferences and the amazing invisible women — Feministe:
Why don’t women speak at tech conferences?is at least in my top-ten favorite questions, somewhere behind
Where are all the women bloggers?and
Why aren’t there more women CEOs?… If only there were answers to those questions.
- Stellar Four: The Origins of the Slave Leia Costume:
There’s a lot of talk going around the intarwebs this week about the
Oh, You Sexy Geekpanel at San Diego Comic Con. Basically, this was supposed to address the implications of the
sexy womenin nerd culture.
(Warning, some of the language in this post seems slut-shaming to this linkspammer.)
- Dreamwidth: Non-native English celebration fest?: Pushing back against some sentiment hostile to non-English writers in the Dreamwidth community.
- What Do You Mean When You Say You Want “Strong Female Characters’?:
These calls for strong female characters start to run into trouble with trans women, nonwhite women, and women of colour in pop culture. Because women in all three of these categories are automatically expected to be strong.
- Penelope Trunk, Are Startups Better as Single-Gender Affairs? (
If you want to know why you shouldn’t do a startup with women (if you’re a man), read on.) Jean Hsu, Why Should Startups Try To Hire Women:
What infuriates me the most about posts like these is that people have the nerve to make blanket statements about gender based on their own experience. So you’ve found startup life and family hard to juggle? Write about that…
- While we struggle to attract women to tech, the skeptics already have a plan.:
First off: Pink! Pink is every girl’s favorite color… As an alternative to these measures, you can treat women like unique individuals whose desires and aspirations can’t be pinned down by their gender.
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