- Why It’s Crucial to Get More Women Into Science | National Geographic: A broad-ranging article that covers a number of specific examples of issues with the current level of women’s participation in STEM fields, with examples from biomedical research, computer science, and transportation planning.
- This woman is waging a quiet war on tech’s gender gap | Fortune: An interview with Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani, who is partnering with big Silicon Valley companies to teach young girls to love computer science.
- [Trigger Warning: Discussion of rape culture, harassment] Rebecca Solnit, The War Is Over (If You Want It), Feminism and Men | TomDispatch: “The arrival of the guys signifies a sea change, part of an extraordinary year for feminism, in which the conversation has been transformed, as have some crucial laws, while new voices and constituencies joined in. There have always been men who agreed on the importance of those women’s issues, and some who spoke up, but never in such numbers or with such effect.”
- Does The New York Times Crossword Puzzle Have A Sexism Problem? | Ravishly: Crossword editor removed the name of an award-winning director, actress and singer-songwriter because he didn’t think she was sufficiently well-known, despite leaving in the names of equally famous male actors.
- Harassment of women on Twitter? We’re ON IT | WAM!: “Starting today, WAM! is running a pilot project to support all Twitter users experiencing gendered harassment and abuse on the platform, including abuse that intersects with racial, lgbt and other kinds of oppression users face on Twitter.”
- The Good (and the Bad) of Twitter’s New Bid to Stop Harassment | The Atlantic: “I think it’s a scandal that a tiny, under-resourced nonprofit with two staff members is having to do free labor for [Twitter].”
- Standing up to Gamergate Bullies | Space Channel 6: Brianna Wu is setting up a legal defence fund for women targetted by Gamergate. “If you are a lawyer that specializes in these kinds of cases, or you know one, please do not hesitate to email me.”
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