- Matt Zimmerman asks Whoâ€™s afraid of Ubuntu Women?
- Issue 17 of the GNOME Journal is available, the first with a unified theme: “Women in Open Source”. All articles were contributed by women. (Journal issues don’t seem to have their own archive pages, but in future, articles will be available from the archives, under November 2009.)
- Dungeons and Dragons players, including one woman but not otherwise diverse, give sex advice
- The Tom Gauld print of story archetypes Characters for an Epic Tale shows mostly male archetypes. Female gendered ones include “the girl” and “the three witches”.
- danah boyd recounts a disastrous talk she gave at Web2.0 Expo, in which tweets about her talk were being projected behind her. There were, of course, some sexualised comments, although boyd focuses mainly on what it’s like to have the entire audience know what everyone else thinks of your talk, while you don’t.
- Kim Werker recounts one more sexist joke in a tech-conference speech, and how it has changed her approach to feminism.
- (trigger warning) Second Life is now featuring female avatars with obvious bruising. Controversy ensues.
- Why do girls seem to be apathetic about science in school? (Warning: comment stream is epic fail; reading the article only is recommended.) On a happier note, see also Women’s Adventures in Science.
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