- Teen Chess Champion Rochelle Ballantyne on Starring in ‘Brooklyn Castle’ | Teen Vogue: “Rochelle’s the only girl featured in Brooklyn Castle, and she has her sights set on becoming the first African-American female master in the history of chess.”
- Safety Lessons From the Morgue | New York Times: an article about epidemiologist and all-around ass-kicker Susan Baker and her research on accident prevention.
- Why STEM Fields Still Don’t Draw More Women | The Chronicle of Higher Education: “There have been many efforts in recent years to draw more women into STEM fields. While women have made gains, they are still far less likely than men to major in such fields, especially engineering and computer science. Why? We asked a group of scholars and experts to respond.”
- Gendered language and the Swedish Wikipedia article for Marissa Mayer | Wikimedia blog: “In the categories for Wikipedia articles, it seems that the Swedish Wikipedia has solved the problem well: you can search for people by category:women or category:men. In English, “Mathematician” is generally about the mathematician, and there is a special subcategory on “Women in mathematics.” Not at all an optimal solution where women are anomalous and a subcategory of the implied main category: men.”
- Give Sexy Actors Sexy Wheelchairs! | janice_lester: ”There’s something beautiful about the simple physics of wheels in motion. And there’s something immensely satisfying about racing downhill on a trustworthy set of them. But I digress. This is about wheels, (mostly) white (mostly) male characters, and how The Powers That Be on TV and film sets seem fated–whether by unpleasant design or mere privileged ignorance–to be forever Getting It Wrong. When they could be getting it oh, so right.”
- Turing’s Cathedral, or Women Disappear | Coyle’s InFormation: More sad examples of the erasing of women from the history of technology.
- It Happened To Me: I Was A “Lazy Welfare Mom” | xoJane: Relevant as the author went to technical school to learn to fix computers and eventually became a security engineer.
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