- A More Pseudonymous Internet | The Atlantic A discussion about the value of pseudonymity on the internet and Twitter satire. “We need space to experiment and risk-tolerant environments where people can learn.”
- Artist uses DMCA to remove criticism of his impossibly shaped female characters | Ars Technica The artist also claims that criticism in this manner equates to harassment, and that there are more important issues to be addressed in the world. He has since apologised.
- Smiling Young White People Make App for Avoiding Black Neighborhoods “But don’t worry: they’re not racist. It says so right on their blog, which asks people to share “sketchy” stories about strangers they spot.”
- 2 ways quotas for women raise quality | Curt Rice “Both in terms of attracting stronger applicants and in terms of their impacts on groups, quotas increase quality. Period. That’s what the research tells us.” This post links to a number of studies as evidence for quotas for women raising the quality of a group.
- What It’s Like Raising Money as a Woman in Silicon Valley | Forbes: Jeff Bercovicich “There will never be a human resources department to govern the interactions between a founder and a potential funder. That’s why when I, or any female founder, shows up at your door, or at a restaurant or at a bar, you should assume I’m here to do business and nothing more. Even if — gasp! — I’m wearing my hair down.”
- [Content warning: mentions rape and being triggered; victim blaming] An open letter to Adam Shostack | Sean Hastings “Now you have a new book out and are giving talks at various computer conventions. Congratulations on becoming such a public figure! These are the same kinds of conventions that my wife and I once enjoyed attending together and socializing with the interesting and intelligent people that frequent them. That is both a pleasure and a career building tool we can no longer pursue because it triggers such very bad memories for us and there is always the chance that we might actually run into you. “
- Women in IT and Infosec | @dtklein “When we act in ways that implicitly threaten violence, we scare [women] away, and we make our profession and our teams poorer in the process.” One man shares his learning process regarding gender and IT.
- Women at the Conference Lectern: How organizing committees can do more to achieve gender parity | Wildlifesnpits Research into effective solutions to the problem of gender equality in conference speakers.
- My first OSCON | anontechlady “I handed out about 50 business cards at OSCON. The people who I gave them to seem interested in learning more about what I do or what my company does. None of them were used to actually contact me for professional reasons. In fact, about 1/3 of them were only used to ask me out.”
- Concom decision on Jim Frenkel | WisConNews “By an overwhelming majority, the decision is for a permanent ban.” A resolution to a story in two previous linkspams.
- this has been going on a long time | Filling the Well “I imagine some right-wing politicians and pundits, the fringe patriarchy guys, sit around and long for the days when women were quiet, demur, and knew their place in the world rather than all this agitating and feminism and rabble rousing that so many of us are doing now. Except you know what? That time never existed.”
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