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Sharing feminist news & commentary from all disciplines and intersections.
Nilay Gupta
Rete Agatergon
susan mernit
Funding opportunity--NewsChallenge garage - http://www.susanmernit.com/blog...
MOMENT In his eyes the light of Sirius confusing. In my ears the sweet sound of the waves. In the mind the memory of a distant song. In the heart of the sweet caress of your hand! Victor Banda - vittorio banda
Yasin Yasko
MOMENT In his eyes the light of Sirius confusing. In my ears the sweet sound of the waves. In the mind the memory of a distant song. In the heart of the sweet caress of your hand! Victor Banda - vittorio banda
vittorio banda
MOMENT In his eyes the light of Sirius confusing. In my ears the sweet sound of the waves. In the mind the memory of a distant song. In the heart of the sweet caress of your hand! Victor Banda
Miss Moral
the organizer of Miss Moral competition announce the start date of competition in 15th of September 2010 on online for more details visit the competition site http://missmoral.com
joneilortiz
Mark Fast's Spring 2010 Collection Champions "Plus-Size" Models - http://www.style.com/fashion...
Mark Fast's Spring 2010 Collection Champions "Plus-Size" Models
"Larger-sized women championed by London's cult leader of skinny, cobwebby knitted dressing? Unlikely but true, and when it came to it, Mark Fast courageously followed through on his convictions. "A lot of people think it's not appropriate to use plus-size models," he said. "But I met these girls and I loved their charisma. They're just jewels, you know?" He needed to keep his nerve about it. According to Amanda May, Fast's managing director, his show stylist quit over the designer's insistence on including three models from a plus agency on the runway amongst regular girls." - joneilortiz from Bookmarklet
Grant Stancliff
joneilortiz
Guest Post: News Coverage Of The George Sodini Murder/Suicide » Sociological Images - http://contexts.org/socimag...
Guest Post: News Coverage Of The George Sodini Murder/Suicide » Sociological Images
"I wrote, at the time, that there would have been thunderous outrage if someone had separated potential victims by race or religion and then shot, say, only the blacks, or only the whites, or only the Jews. But if you shoot only the girls or only the women — not so much of an uproar…We have become so accustomed to living in a society saturated with misogyny that the barbaric treatment of women and girls has come to be more or less expected. We profess to being shocked at one or another of these outlandish crimes, but the shock wears off quickly in an environment in which the rape, murder and humiliation of females is not only a staple of the news, but an important cornerstone of the nation’s entertainment." - joneilortiz from Bookmarklet
Michael R. Bernstein
"Once upon a time there was a fellow who had a presentation to give at a tech conference. He planned to talk about code and databases. He thought it would be a good idea to make his presentation interesting, since his topics were a bit of a yawn. He decided it would grab attention and be funny if he interspersed images of women in pornographic poses among his slides of code and bullet points. It did grab attention. But it wasn't funny." - Michael R. Bernstein from Bookmarklet
Virginia is spot on, as always. - Michael R. Bernstein
I agree it was unprofessional (anyone using images like this in a presentation for a corporation would get disciplined at the least), but I didn't quite understand the storm that followed (it was crude but it wasn't porn, you see worse in any women's magazine after all!). The problem of women in tech is not that there is that much disrespect on the tech floor (there isn't, not any more... more... - Iphigenie
O'Reilly published a wide ranging series of articles on 'Women in Tech': http://www.oreillynet.com/womenin.... One article in particular generated a lot of comments that bear on the issue of 'maybe I just don't see it': http://www.oreillynet.com/pub... - Michael R. Bernstein
@Michael Hmm, that last article read like it came from a 23 year old. Oh, wait... - Chris Lasher
Funny, Chris, but ageism isn't really appropriate either. - Michael R. Bernstein
I get ageism even less than I get sexism, and both combined are even worse. - Iphigenie
It's not that I don't get it - I remember easily how I felt when I was a student teaching assistant and the guys all had naked gals are their desktop, and being patronised or talked down to before I had even said anything, and being assumed to be the secretary (or part of the serving team at conferences), and hearing the "ok can i talk to someone senior now" when doing support etc etc... more... - Iphigenie
Good for you, Cecily. - Michael R. Bernstein
Re: ageism, "I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now." --Bob Dylan. Ms. Hoy's article, to me, read very naively. "Take complete responsibility for your life, because nobody else will." I hope that was a hyperbole, but it doesn't read as one to me. - Chris Lasher
Don't slide like these show that women and tech go great together? ;) - Meryn Stol
Chris, her article *was* naive (as the many comments on the article make clear), but naivety is only loosely correlated with youth. Meryn, sure, and any technology is irrelevant unless it improves access to and delivery of pr0n. It was time for PowerPoint to close the relevance gap. ;-) - Michael R. Bernstein
All he needed to do is put some men in rubber hotpants on some of the slides and it would no longer have been sexist - unprofessional, silly and a bit crass, but not sexist - Iphigenie
I read this earlier, and given much of the personality issues in the ruby community, not surprised to see this, but think with all the other issues, this one might have been the tipping point. I don't see where this is going to help them get more people interested in developing in ruby. - Dan owns Comicsforge.com
You can go on about appropriateness all you like, but don't forget all that the pr0n industry has done for high-tech. Oh, and FUCK this appropriateness bullshit! - Mr. Gunn
To me that article sounded like it was written by someone who just discovered Ayn Rand and/or Rush Limbaugh and doesn't understand why other people "just don't get it." Kvetching about women in technology could just as well be described as taking personal responsibility for the culture of the tech world and seeking to make concrete improvements in it. The author advances this bizarre notion that culture and circumstance and other people's experiences are meaningless. - Jim Norris
Deanna Zandt
Books of Style - Reviewing ‘Save the Males’ and ‘He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut’ - Review - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2008...
Yay, Jessica! (even if it is in the Fashion & Style section, heh) - Deanna Zandt from Bookmarklet
Ha! Thanks. Don't ya know that feminism is tres chic? - Jessica Valenti
oh, RIGHT, I forgot. *slips on </patriarchy> tshirt - Deanna Zandt
Already posted about it - for a future-timed post this week - congrats! - Jill Miller Zimon
susan mernit
For a piece I am writing for the end of the year, I'd like to hear from people about who are the women entrepreneurs they admire--name, company, and why. For the purpose of this piece, let's define an entrepreneur as someone who starts and or leads a business where they are a clear driver of its development and growth; one critera for fitting this...
Sangu
It would be good to add feminist blogs to this feed. Only administrators can do that I think
I'm wary to do that right now as the room could get overwhelmed by high-frequency blogs pretty quickly -- I'm hoping this will eventually become a place to find the 'gems'. What do others think? - Deanna Zandt
thats true! Our doctors and medical students room has lots of repetitions as everybody's friendfeed feeds in there. But since there are so few of us docs online ..its works out okay. So how do you find the gems? - Sangu
That's maybe a good place to start -- let's all start posting favorite sites with "Favorite: " at the front and see what happens? - Deanna Zandt
Brady Swenson
Deanna Zandt
Iowa Independent:: Iowa Blogger Pleads Guilty to Secretly Photographing Woman's Breasts - http://www.iowaindependent.com/showDia...
susan mernit
hey, delighted to be here, thanks for inviting me!
yay, susan the rockstar! welcome! - Deanna Zandt
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