Welcome to the Geek Feminism blog. I started this because I found I was often blogging about geek feminism issues at my personal blog(s) and wanted one central place to have these discussions. I also wanted somewhere to highlight the things that come up on the Geek Feminism Wiki: interesting new articles, not-so-great incidents, women doing kickass things in technology and gaming and fandom and so on.

This is a group blog. We currently have a handful of authors, each of whom will hopefully introduce themselves as they start posting. If you would like to join us, just let us know! Of course, you should have a history of blogging about geeky subjects from a feminist perspective.

As for me… I’m Kirrily Robert, but I go by “Skud” most places online. A few weeks ago I gave a keynote at the O’Reilly Open Source convention called Standing out in the crowd, on women in open source. Since then there’s been rather a lot of discussion (to say the least), and it seems like a good time for me to say “OK, I’ll blog about this stuff… over here.”

We’ll be decorating the place, settling in, and setting some groundrules over the next little while. Stay tuned!

11 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Mackenzie

    You got a PHP error on this post:
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  2. Evan Prodromou

    Let me know when you’re ready to start a microblogging site. We’d love to set up geekfeminism.status.net, or you could run it on your own server.

    1. Skud Post author

      I’m not using identi.ca til there’s a client that works on OSX and has the features I need :P (I spent ages looking for one last week; Nambu would be close if it *worked*, but it doesn’t.)

        1. Skud Post author

          I need to manage 2 twitter accounts (incl. work’s one) and an identi.ca account, and track searches for certain things (for work, again). At the moment I’m using Tweetdeck which lets me set up multiple accts and searches and stuff. The screenshots for Gwibber don’t suggest that that’ll work too well. Plus, there’s ickiness with cut-and-paste between OSX and X11, which I suspect is soluble *somehow* but I haven’t figured it out yet.

        2. Skud Post author

          Ooh, OK, that has potential merit then! I will look into it tomorrow. Meanwhile, I think we have demonstrated this theme’s difficulties with deeply nested comments :-/

  3. Shaula

    Congratulations and thanks for launching this blog!

    Bug report: I just tried to sign up for email updates. I received this error message: “The feed does not have subscriptions by email enabled.” Looks like you need to log into your feedburner account and enable the email subscriptions feature.

    Best wishes!


    1. Skud Post author

      Thanks for the heads-up. It took a few tries to get things working, but I think it’s fine now. Try again?

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