- Gaming As Women’s wundergeek explains why she is a woman who games, not a gamer “girl”
- Gina Trapani at CNN: In war for talent, ‘brogrammers’ will be losers
- Why we need to keep talking about women in tech: coverage of sexist comments by the emcee at a Dell summit
- Legos, spaceships, breasts: another difference between Lego sets marketed towards boys and girls – complex construction
- Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency has a Kickstarter for here new project about Tropes vs. Women in Video Games. She met her initial goal of $6,000 in under 24 hours and has now expanded the project by 5 episodes and the goal is $15,000.
- The Mysterious Case of the Vanishing Genius: a profile of evolutionary biologist Margie Profet
- Follow up links to Straight White Male, The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is
- Life’s ‘Lowest Difficulty Setting’: John Scalzi Explains Privilege to Nerds – an interview with John Scalzi
- “Lowest Difficulty Setting” Follow-Up – follow up from John Scalzi with some comment rebuttals
- “So What if Privilege is the Lowest Difficulty Setting?” A Response to Scalzi’s Post – addresses the “but so what should I DO???” questions being asked (whether in good faith or not.)
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A big hurray for another thoughtful unpacking of the “Slave Leia is empowering!” argument here, which I particularly appreciated because the Olivia Wilde “in defense of Slave Leia” column referenced Geek Feminism’s post on the topic while entirely missing its point AND projecting a whole bunch of “but you’re just slut-shaming and saying I can’t enjoy my sexuality” on it. SO irritating.
Tuesday Talkback – Christopher Nolan’s treatment of women
“Before we continue, I want to lay this down – as much as it’s popular to whip out the Bechdel Test, I ain’t having that here. I don’t subscribe to the premise that a movie is inherently bad simply because it fails the Bechdel Test. / After all, would any of these films have been better if they DID pass the Bechdel Test?”