- Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Gamergate: How the Netflix series absorbed the anxieties of the online movement | Slate (24 Nov): “This is a show in which rape is a core theme, but one that pretty much entirely avoids feeling exploitative or male-gazey. It’s a show with a female showrunner, Melissa Rosenberg, who’s done her homework about depicting sexual assault and the associated PTSD realistically and responsibly and who knows all the standard tropes for strong female characters and deftly avoids most of them. But perhaps most interestingly, Jessica Jones is our first identifiably post-Gamergate thriller.” Autostraddle also explores Jessica Jones’s feminism.
- We Aren’t Imagining It: The Tech Industry Needs More Women | Lifehacker (Nov 20): ““You can do whatever you set your mind to” is a half-truth, because there are real obstacles—if not barriers—that keep women and minorities from truly thriving in this field. The tech industry has a diversity problem, and it’s a problem not just for these young girls, but for all of us.”
- Holigay Gift Guide 2015: Comics for Girls (and Anyone Else) Who Want to Get Into Comics | Autostraddle (Nov 24): A gift guide of comics written by women, about women, for women – including many by and about queer women.
- How Lucy Sanders tackles gender inequity: Data, research, humor | The Denver Post (Oct 4): “Do you know how many women work in IT jobs in the U.S.? Sanders does. She employs data and social scientists to review research and data to figure out why women in computer jobs have dwindled to one in five — and puts it online for the public to peruse.
- We Don’t Need Supergirl OR Jessica Jones. We Need Both. | The Mary Sue (Nov 25): “Tonally, the shows couldn’t be more different—Supergirl is notably lighter, not just in overall genre but in the way the show itself looks. And if Supergirl is the show that’s standing in the sun, Jessica Jones is the one that lurks in the shadows, dealing with the grittier aspects of superherodom. Both Kara and Jessica face their fair share of evil—but, as we already know, evil itself wears many faces. These two superheroes are fighting the same battle, but they’re each doing it in their own way, and it doesn’t mean that one is more valued or more important than the other.”
- Improving Diversity Does Not Mean Lowering the Bar | Kate Heddleston: “The purpose of this post is to debunk the idea that diverse groups in tech are underperformers. I’ll use data to refute the idea that minorities groups are somehow less capable than their majority peers, and suggest ways that companies can track data to recognize when they have created a biased hiring pipeline.”
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