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The Politics of Pockets
The history of pockets isn’t just sexist, it’s political CHELSEA G. SUMMERS Sep 19, 2016, 10:02a
fashion  geekfeminism 
9 days ago by jflorablack
My Wiscon 2016 speech - NALO HOPKINSON, AUTHOR
"Listen: If I've learned anything in this past little while, it's that there are people who will warp one's message, in violation of one's principles. I know that soon after this speech goes public, there will be those who will either mock it, or appropriate its language for their own ends. They're going to say that I'm modelling the very things against which I'm advocating. That kind of flipping the script has become a popular tactic. I've begun to take it as a measure of success, in part because said appropriation is reactionary, not originary. They envy a particular sound bite or concept, so they try to make it their own, or, failing that, to make fun of it."
geekfeminism 
18 days ago by brainwane
The Facts of Life — Crooked Timber
"Today’s lunchtime irritation; the password re-set questionnaire."
"These are not authenticable factoids to be fed into the maw of some crappy insecurity system. I will not harvest my childhood memories for the convenience of NetSuite or Microsoft or whoever the hell. They are not fixed data-points, ready for commodification and re-use. My memories are just as irreplaceable as a fingerprint biometric, and turning them into smooth, round interchangeable tokens exhausts them in a way I despise."
geekfeminism 
18 days ago by brainwane
Alabama scientist, one of nation's few black female physicists, breaks ground in cancer research
Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green, an assistant professor at Tuskegee University, is one of less than 100 black female physicists in the country. She recently won a $1.1 million grant to develop a cancer treatment involving lasers and nanoparticles
cancer  geekfeminism  science 
20 days ago by jflorablack
Kazoo
A feminist magazine for girls who love svience
geekfeminism  foralice  giftidea 
27 days ago by jflorablack
Uncanny Magazine interview with Ho Jingfang
Interview: Hao Jingfang, author of 2016 Hugo winner Folding Beijing
BY DEBORAH STANISH, TRANSLATED BY KEN LIU
Interview  sciencefiction  author  geekfeminism 
4 weeks ago by jflorablack
Captain Aakward: A creeper in my friends group
322 & #323 “My friend group has a case of the Creepy Dude. How do we clear that up?”
geekfeminism  advice  culture 
5 weeks ago by jflorablack
The TOP SECRET story of Coast Guard code breaking « Coast Guard Compass
Elizebeth and William Friedman, both renowned cryptologists and pioneers of early U.S. efforts in this field, were key players in this endeavor. Elizebeth, the chief of the Cryptanalysis Unit at the time, and an assistant clerk decrypted over 12,000 rum-runner messages in a three year span
geekfeminism  security  engineering  social  history 
6 weeks ago by configures
Game Developer Barbie Can Actually Code!
By Casey Fiesler, author of the I Can Be a Computer Engineer Barbie Remixed
geekfeminism  toys  womenintech 
7 weeks ago by jflorablack
Quartz: A LOTR space opera African mythology
A Lord of the Rings-inspired space opera wants to connect you with African mythology
Jackie Bischof February 06, 2016 Quartz Africa

Yohancè, an upcoming futuristic space opera rich with imagery influenced by ancient African culture and design, which aims to connect people with Africa’s past by creating a new mythology inspired by the continent.
The first installment of the graphic novel is planned for April and tells the story of professional burglar Yohancè, whose martial arts and acrobatic skills have earned him the nickname ‘The Monkey.’ Yohancè is on the run after stealing a precious artefact from a ruling empire, an object that he discovers is connected to his past.
fantasy  geekfeminism  peopleofcolor  africa  sciencefiction 
8 weeks ago by jflorablack
Queer in STEM
A study of sexualities and gender diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
science  queer  geekfeminism  lgbt  stem 
9 weeks ago by Z303

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