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Girl Geeks and Boy Kings | Dissent Magazine: Women, Facebook, unpaid emotional labor, and selling ourselves

https://latticeqcd.net/fedorasocial: A conversation recently in the fedora-social IRC channel.

http://kaigou.dreamwidth.org/476793.html: read the comments re women, tech, and differential power

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Netha_Hussain/WikiWomenConf_India: 12 and 13 January 2013 in Pune, India, a conference for Wikimedia & open source women

http://www.dogsandshoes.com/2012/06/getting-women-and-other-under-represented-people-to-speak-at-your-conference-is-hard-so.html: Specific tips

TRK - Getting more women to your meet-up : personal invitations, advertise somewhere new, have a clear harassment policy & enforce it

The Kingdom of the Blind by Maureen F. McHugh | Lightspeed Magazine: Short scifi story from the perspective of a female programmer facing marginalization

Requiem For Astronaut Janice Voss: "Requiem For Astronaut Janice Voss" "As payload commander of two shuttle missions, Janice was responsible for paving the way for experiments that we now perform on a daily basis on the International Space Station" Dead at 55.

proposed tech conference anti-harassment policy: Wikimedia Foundation works towards adding an anti-harassment policy for technical events and discussion goes pretty well

The Future of Academic Research | eaves.ca: Rosie Redfield a top 10 science newsmaker of 2011 for doing open collaborative science (blogging about trying to replicate results)

One of the Boys - boy'sclub man'sworld business | Ask MetaFilter: tips on surviving & thriving in male IT environments

Writing Like a White Guy: "When I say �privilege� here, I mean the condition of not needing to consider what others are forced to consider...Writing is as much the process of arriving at the point of composition as it is the act of composition itself."

http://olegvolk.net/blog/2011/04/23/women-in-computing/: "He asked me for suggestions on how to proceed without creating additional discrimination against boys in the process. Any advice?"

Seriously, stop with the booth babes | Standalone Sysadmin: argh booth babes

PhDoula: Women, video games, and stereotype threat: "Women, video games, and stereotype threat "

http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/helen-lewis-hasteley/2011/11/comments-rape-abuse-women: several women's experiences of online harrassment in response to their writing

Internet misogyny — Crooked Timber: discussion of the disproportionate share of ugly attacks & harrassment women get when they write online

http://sourcemaking.com/design_patterns/object_pool: unnecessarily sexualised code example

a schemer at jsconf.eu -- wingolog: a male attendee at a conference expresses discomfort with sexuality-related elements of the conference

Conversation - Identi.ca: discussion/flamewar on Identi.ca over the alleged demerits of the GNOME Women's Outreach Program (according to its detractors, it's sexist)

What advice would you give to a young female STEM graduate? - female engineer STEM | Ask MetaFilter: What advice would you give to a young female STEM graduate who's facing sexism?

http://www.themarysue.com/why-a-geek-site-for-women/: might be good to watch

Natalie Portman, Oscar Winner, Was Also a Precocious Scientist - NYTimes.com: Remember all those Slashdot trolls who talked about Natalie Portman? Did they know she was a supergeek?

Anti-Bullying Starts in First Grade - Portrait of an Adoption: women who like Star Wars and boys who are fine with girls liking Star Wars

Krystal Ball's New Statement About The Scandalous Photos Released Online | The Frisky: and she designs educational software!

staranise: Automated bingo cards, get 'em while they're hot : sweet! 'I wrote that program with a little under a month of first-year University-level computing science under my belt. I was in that class at all because fandom, Dreamwidth and the AO3, said, "Coding isn't scary. Anyone can learn it." That's something I've tried to carry forward with this code.'

http://terriko.dreamwidth.org/28709.html: "The best women's groups aren't about separation and segregation: they're about providing an incubator for people who need a leg up to be part of the wider community."

A rant about humans: "Maybe we can figure out how to make the workplace work for lots of different types of people...."

Stop talking, start coding: canned food drive metaphor - ouch!

http://innovators.vassar.edu/innovator.html?id=67: Dr Asprey - student, then friend of Grace Hopper. Turned Vassar into "one of the first liberal arts colleges in the U.S. to establish a computer center and to offer courses in computer science... and the second college in the country to acquire an IBM System/360"

http://collegerelations.vassar.edu/2007/2497/: CS pioneer Winifred Asprey wrote in 1967: "Familiarity with a computer will be as commonplace a demand as familiarity with a foreign language presently is."

Yahoo! Labs Research Presentations, February 2010: a Columbia Women in CS trip to Yahoo! Labs NYC; female researcher Sihem Amer-Yahia presented

Ventilations Or Revelations?: Munmun De Choudhury, Indian-American woman doing interesting CS research on homophily

Civil Service — Crooked Timber: a reminder of the awesome Bunnatine Greenhouse

Southern California Review: in case I want a paper copy of the excellent "Shit Went Down" by a pal

http://aqueductpress.com/newsletter/newsletter-win09.pdf: Aqueduct Press newsletter interviews women writing & editing in India

Murray’s Blog » Blog Archive » Openismus Wants More Trainees: German software development firm wants to hire, mentor women & minorities, train them to develop FLOSS

Can I say this? — Swfblag: headdesk headdesk headdesk

GNOME Revamps and Renews Outreach Program for Women : roundup of some GNOME outreach to women; comments are fail

Paige Williams – Journalism, etc. - Finding Dolly Freed - Possum Living: Bio of nature, science, and rocketry geek Dolly Freed

The professional masquerade - The F-Word: SO GLAD tech isn't entirely like this (or maybe I just haven't risen high enough to see it)

An Ongoing, Erratic Diary: on the difficulties of new parenthood

Why ask for an unskilled, not-yet-involved comaintainer?: Christine Spang requests entirely new contributors for some FLOSS maintainer mentee work, gets far more responses than expected

MathFiction: Female mathematicians in fiction, as catalogued by Alex Kasman's great MathFiction project

Maia's Eclectic Ministry of Introspection :: The Zoo of Rampant Sexism : Maia Kozheva says: A Russian Linux site permits & approves horrendously sexist, demeaning, and objectifying comments, & the community at large doesn't notice because of language barrier

Call for Participation » Grace Hopper Celebration 2010: "Collaborating Across Boundaries"

http://blog.lebedel.net/index.php?post/2010/01/12/WoMoz-at-FOSDEM: The nascent Women in Mozilla group will be at FOSDEM, are figuring out their roadmap & plans, and need your suggestions

On public discussion and safety » philosophical geekess : why we need #ubuntu-women, & how to balance needs for privacy, safe-space assistance, and transparency

Women in Open Source – Q&A with Myself « Marina'z Blog: a roundup of benefits to women & to open source to getting more women involved, activities in FLOSS, barriers, TODOs

Ill-mannered Grandiloquence » Blog Archive » Diversity at what cost?: talking about diversity in FLOSS for its own sake as opposed to for instrumental goals, + worries about taking the fun out of the community

Jane Silber to take over as Canonical CEO: new Canonical CEO: Jane Silber

Ursula K. Le Guin: A Left-Handed Commencement Address: jawdropping

Rupa MFA dt thesis blog: Rupa DasGupta's MFA blog - she's going to use eye-tracking technology to investigate & reveal the male gaze, partially as internalized by women

October 2009: Nell Scovell on David Letterman | vanityfair.com: via maevele on dw. How are Colbert/Daily Show different?

Call For Participation | fosdem.org: a month left to submit most talks to FOSDEM 2010 (Brussels)

SUN: forty years of mentoring: mentoring works, if it's systematic

pandagon.net: on romance novels: women learn to objectify ourselves -- thoughts

Making Light: Permission to suck: Freedom to look stupid leads to getting smarter, part 2.

Where does the moon come from? Or, Launch Pad day 5 : Freedom to look stupid leads to getting smarter, part 1.

Derek Powazek - How to Publish a Magazine in a Day and a Half: brother!

Simira's sewing services: Karianne's sewing in the UK

Personism » Blog Archive » List of Women Speakers for Your Conference: if GeekSpeakr is too limited

While !Finished » #EAFail Link Roundup: link roundup in eafail

Bitch Ph.D.: list of criteria there - scary

The Women Of McSweeneys.net - The Rumpus.net: for when i need to laugh heartily

lcohen: thoughts on lesbians and science and stories: on necessary narratives

Letters -- Published June 4, 2009 | Recordnet.com: oh, stockton

fine lines - Jezebel: evidently there are a few redeeming pockets in the Gawker empire

pandagon.net - review of Pledged: why would the nat'l force conformist reorgs on offbeat instances of the franchise? because admin officials are the ones who LOVE the old ways & old people-pool, & new/diff people contaminate that. cf marriagestuff

Ineligible Bachelors: Indian Men Living in U.S. Strike Out - WSJ.com: Yet another market I sidestepped

Heidi, Geek Girl Detective: fairly addictive

dykestowatchoutfor.com » Blog Archive » out with the old: Alison Bechdel thanks Ganesha for helping her declutter

http://csunplugged.org/: to check out -- CS thinking activities

Lorem Ipsum: Blazoning: so THAT'S what that is

http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=11323: totally

Should we hire academics who are parents? — Crooked Timber: Substitute "tech startups" for "academe"?

She's Geeky East: Dec 5-7 2008, NYC - DevChix - Blog Archive: Can I go to this neat local unconference?

I hope you already have, but if not… « Yes We Can (hold babies).: re-finding an old colleague from Salon: truly, Obama brings us together

Fair Game - Was There a Loan It Didn’t Like? - NYTimes.com: case study in ethics, conformism, perverse incentives, risk...

Mel Chua | Geek Speak Women: Yay! People should totally get Mel to speak at their conferences!

Katie's Computing Stuff: Kate (Katie) Lucas on software development, the tech industry, etc.

Brutal Women: The Tudors: "One of the most despicable lies in history is that women were just always passive slaves to men. That, historically, women had no power and no voice and contented themselves with their lot in life. If that was true, nobody would have burned witches..."

» Negative externalities aren’t: some thoughts on networks and ethics: Measure goodwill, not just as a catchall on the balance sheet, but as a force that magnifies or reduces the value of your communities. But even employees aren't on the balance sheet.

Galatea Associates, LLC — Careers: recommended by a Syster

Communities Directory: Happytown USA: Happytown, USA does not allow LGBT folks? Not Happytown to me!

Blue book essays and the Martha Complex: on time management, test-taking, and letting go of perfectionism at Hugo Schwyzer: I am so lucky that I learned early in high school to spend a full quarter or third of my timed essay periods on prewriting/outlining. And always allot 5 min at the end for QA! A missing "not" can be quite embarrassing.

» MythTV - DevChix - Blog Archive : the article that got Leonard over the hump and building a PVR

Bitch Ph.D.: "those who decry it as card-playing are annoyed by the fact that we all won't play by their rules of pretending that everything is equal now, since we can all vote and everyone will pay lip service to racism and sexism being Bad."

valhenson: Supporting assertive women: Support assertive women; acknowledge your sexist impulses and then try to overcome them. Includes useful link re: proactively encouraging women's job satisfaction

Official Google Blog: Baby steps to a new job: actually heartwarming

Freeloading Man: Franzen's obtuse remark at the end of the first para makes me want to avoid his work forever. Men shouldn't write 1st person re females? WTF?

Brutal Women: Together: Feminism is gender egalitarianism is for everyone

Husband head in wife’s hand - The Telegraph: terrible story about the costs of making your family migrate

Politeness and Authority at a Hilltop College in Minnesota - New York Times: more thoughts on women and the posture of authority

First Impressions From An Office: Oh Lord so true. Via brutalwomen.

I Invent the Future » Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC 2007): I really want to attend, but a) money b) classes the first and last day of the conf

Women in Technology: submit?

The Washington Monthly: Kevin Drum, Salon, and $10,000

» Lets All Evolve Past This: The Barriers Women Face in Tech Communities - DevChix - Blog Archive : Do I get a freer pass because people seeing my name think I'm a guy?

blog.pmarca.com: How to hire the best people you've ever worked with: Marc Andreessen and Paul Graham believe that startups shouldn't bother hiring people who care about anything but career

http://tieguy.org/blog/2007/05/29/discuss-amongst-yourselves/#comment-21829: connecting Grice with perceptions of arrogance and the tact filter

Bitch Ph.D.: "UCLA department had a secret reserve of money that they used to supplement the salaries of male faculty members only." The comments are right on.

Coaching Geeks from Grace Hopper conference: how to get over self-destructive Feelings: Impostor, Loner, Outsider & Behaviors: Humble, Silent Analyst, Accomodator

http://infohost.nmt.edu/~val/review/flosspols.pdf: How awesome is Val Henson? Can't help but remember mustachioed Kara Thrace in the "must have beards" pictures

Women in FLOSS: via OtherMag blog. I never knew the LinuxChix logo was so awesome!

HOWTO negotiate your salary and benefits - for women: Val Henson's tips on getting better deals on yourself


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