- Which Women in Tech? | Medium (February 9): “When building groups or events for “women in tech,” be honest about the limitations of your network. If a “women in tech” event is going to be comprised of white women, be clear. And if calling an event “white women in tech” makes you uncomfortable, there is more work to do.”
- Our collaborative feminist organizations should be critical of capitalism or they will probably be bullshit | sky croeser (February 9): “[L]ike Dzodan, I think it’s important to question what it means to accept that feminism can sit easily within capitalism and to assume that we can focus on simply running companies that sell a ‘good product’ (feminist content).”
- Stop Blowhard Syndrome | That’s What Xu Said (February 9): “Expressing a reasonable amount of doubt and concern about a situation that is slightly outside my comfort zone is normal, responsible behavior. Understanding my limits and being willing to acknowledge them is, in fact, one of my strengths. I don’t think it should be pathologized alongside the very real problem of “impostor syndrome”. In fact, it is the opposite behavior—the belief that you can do anything, including things you are blatantly not qualified for or straight up lying about—should be pathologized.”
- I’m Brianna Wu, And I’m Risking My Life Standing up to Gamergate | Bustle (February 10): “After the crash, he sent me a deranged video that Jezebel called “bizarre” and “terrifying.” Sam Biddle of Gawker said that if this happened to him, he’d be “locked in a closet rocking back and forth.” For me, it’s just another Tuesday. My capacity to feel fear has worn out, as if it’s a muscle that can do no more.”
- Creating just online social spaces | All Confirmation Bias, All the Time (February 9): “Making just social spaces is not a one time structural setup, though things like a good Code of Conduct is an important starting place, and there are difficult balances to strike.”
- First timer thoughts from FOSDEM15 | Medium (February 7): “But if you care about free software having a fighting chance of being able to change the world, efforts to make a more welcoming environment for women and other minority contributors are easily more impactful than all of the above.”
- Marvel assembles first all-female Avengers team, the ‘A-Force’ | Mashable (February 6): “Marvel Comics, which is already light years ahead of the entertainment industry when it comes to awesome female characters, announced its first all-women Avengers team on Friday. And they are very much in charge.The A-Force will consist of She-Hulk, Dazzler, Medusa, Nico Minoru and many others — including at least one new superhero, a “cosmically powered” heroine named Singularity.”
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