- Diary of a Fangirl | Girl Lost In The City (August 4): “But all boiled down, what does this really mean? a female human who is often really madly into something (usually cultural or artistic) and isn’t afraid to show it. I am fan girl.
- A chat with Black Hat’s unconventional keynote speaker | Engadget (August 4): “(…) Granick is director of civil liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. She previously held the same position at the Electronic Frontier Foundation — and is known for defending some of the more notorious criminal hackers around, including Kevin Poulsen, Aaron Swartz, Jerome Heckenkamp and the hackers in the Diebold Election Systems case. Being the keynote speaker at the Black Hat conference means she’s about to go front and center with the very organizations and government entities her clients have hacked. “
- Why I’m Boycotting Marvel Comics | Comics Alliance (August 4): “Marvel, you and I are taking a break. It’s not me; it’s you — and you made the decision really easy. In the past two to three weeks, I have watched you disrespect and disregard marginalized voices and I’ve had enough.”
- Groundbreaking nonprofit for women in tech, the Ada Initiative, to shut down | The Daily Dot (August 4): “Simply put, leaders said running a nonprofit without making compromises in order to accept corporate donations can be emotionally and physically exhausting.”
- Ada Initiative organization to end, but its work will continue | Opensource.com (August 4): Interview with Mary Gardiner and Valerie Aurora
- Women take a place at the pinball table | BoingBoing (August 3): “What happens when female players slam tilt their way into the bright, loud world of pinball?”
- We Spoke to Lauren Chief Elk, the Woman Behind #GiveYourMoneytoWomen, About the Power of Cold Hard Cash | VICE (August 2): “When #GiveYourMoneyToWomen started surfacing on my social feeds last month, I thought it might have something to do with the way in which women are underpaid at the office. Brilliant, I thought, Give your money to women as a way of balancing out gender-based income inequality. But the idea behind the hashtag was even better than that (…)”
- Things That Men Can Do To Be Real Allies For Women In Computing | blog@CACM | Communications of the ACM (August 3): “1. Talk to other men in computing in order to create more allies. Talk to other men who aren’t in computing. Talk to women who aren’t in computing. Women in computing need lots of allies.”
- Real Genius 30th anniversary: How I helped inspire the lead female character | Slate (August 5): “Thirty years ago, I helped inspire the lead female character in the classic nerd movie. I finally understand why some critics disliked its portrayal of women.”
- The #iLookLikeAnEngineer hashtag is challenging Silicon Valley stereotypes | Fusion (August 4) “It started with a recruiting ad for the tech company OneLogin, featuring a female engineer in glasses and a black t-shirt and a quote about what a great place OneLogin is work. While the ad campaign also featured several male employees of OneLogin, the image of the female engineer immediately began attracting attention after it went up in BART stations throughout the Bay Area. People didn’t believe the ad.”
- You May Have Seen My Face on BART | The Coffeelicious | Medium (August 1): Isis Anchalee about what it’s like to be a woman on a tech recruiting ad.
- Striking a gender balance among speakers at scientific conferences | EurekAlert! Science News (August 4): “Reporting online Aug. 4 in the journal mBio, Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD, professor and chair of the W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Bloomberg School, lays out how the American Society of Microbiology General Meeting was able to increase the percentage of female speakers from 27 percent in 2011 to nearly 50 percent in 2015. This comes at a time when women make up a significant majority of scientific trainees and oral presentations at important conferences are seen as one key to academic advancement.”
- That Lab Coat Looks Good on You | The Chronicle of Higher Education (July 13): “I was not surprised that a few of the news outlets got some of the science wrong (one of them by a factor of a million) about the discovery of the birth environment of a globular cluster 50 million light years away, but I didn’t expect this. (…) To be fair, “Kelsey” can be an androgynous name, but female pronouns were used in the original news release, so these had to have been deliberately changed. One of the news organizations that changed my gender had actually interviewed me, in person.”
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