- Maria Klawe Won’t Let CS Remain a Boys’ Club, and other schools are going to try to follow the HMC model | Computing Education Blog: “I bet that the broad-based support among faculty in the department had more to do with change at HMC than any top-down commitment.”
- On Recruiting, Inclusiveness, and Crafting Better Job Descriptions | Safari Blog: “The results from those simple changes were relatively dramatic. We went from a largely male-centric pipeline to one with a credible presence of women and some minority groups. Of our last ten hires, four have been women and they’ve all been fantastic additions to the team. We can, of course, always be better and we constantly ask ourselves how to be better.”
- Women Respond to Nobel Laureate’s “Trouble With Girls” | The New York Times: “A Nobel laureate has resigned as honorary professor at University College London after saying that female scientists should be segregated from male colleagues because women cry when criticized and are a romantic distraction in the laboratory.”
- Breaking brand: Science magazine’s latest self-inflicted crisis | NeuroDojo: We linkspammed the initial column already; here’s another good response roundup.
- The challenge for post-publication peer review | Living in an Ivory Basement: “While my friend is not a scientist, and her comment spoke specifically to the challenges of women in tech, this comment nails the broader challenge for post-publication peer review: how do we make post-publication peer review a welcoming experience? If it’s an optional activity that turns people off, most people won’t do it. And I’d love to see more assistant professors, grad students, and women engaging in PPPR. However, if PPPR mirrors the not infrequent assholery of anonymous peer reviews and is only done amongst high-profile tenured faculty (or anonymously), we won’t engage with this broader community.”
- I Stand By Irene Gallo | terribleminds: chuck wendig: [CW: Re-posting of racist / sexist / homophobic comments] “Regardless of whether or not you agree with what she said, the fact remains: her publisher publicly rubbed her nose in the mess, then threw her under a bus, then threw her body to a pack of wolves. Again: publicly. Not privately. Perhaps this was all part of some legal stratagem or even a legal necessity — but what it feels like is an entreaty by the publisher to appease folks who believe and opine about really horrible things. And any time you want to make sure that your “inclusiveness” includes the most awful amongst us, please understand you’re not creating a safe space for anybody but the abusers. It’s like putting up a sign in your flowerbed: POISON IVY WELCOME.”
- The Revolution of Self-Righteous Dickery will Not Be Moderated | Kameron Hurley: “If you’re an employer faced with a mob of bigots because a female employee said a true thing in public, maybe take a step back and ask how you’d have responded (if at all) if they came after one of your top dudes for saying the exact same thing. You may not even have to think very long because they probably already have. “
- Inferences About Avatars: Sexism, Appropriateness, Anthropomorphism, and the Objectification of Female Virtual Representations | Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication – Wiley Online Library: “Participants (N = 397) received a message about dating or job interviews presented by a virtual woman in either context-appropriate or context-inappropriate dress. Causal modeling techniques revealed that participants higher on sexism rated the representations as less human (i.e., less anthropomorphic) and less credible.”
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