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Why 2014 was actually a positive year for women in tech
Great piece on what 2014 meant to women in tech from : (w quote from me :) )
pressclippings  women  harassment  tech  from twitter
december 2014 by hypatia
Who'd be a woman in power? | Libertine
“While male leaders are allowed to have complex personalities, powerful women are often summed up by hackneyed stereotypes that undermine them and their power,” said Jenna Goudreau in 2011. She asked powerful women, as well as career and gender experts, to give her their “least favorite stereotype about powerful women” and boiled them down to a top ten: Ice Queen, Single & Lonely, Tough, Weak, Masculine, Conniving, Emotional, Angry, Token, Cheerleader. But you could easily pick other words: Matriarch, Femme Fatale, Hysteric, Bitch, Sister, Saint. Pick your poison, the results are the same.
awesome  geekfeminism  leadership  women  stereotypes 
october 2013 by hypatia
How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby? - Jean Twenge - The Atlantic
The data, imperfect as they are, suggest two conclusions. No. 1: fertility declines with age. No. 2, and much more relevant: the vast majority of women in their late 30s will be able to get pregnant on their own. The bottom line for women, in my view, is: plan to have your last child by the time you turn 40. Beyond that, you’re rolling the dice, though they may still come up in your favor. “Fertility is relatively stable until the late 30s, with the inflection point somewhere around 38 or 39,” Steiner told me. “Women in their early 30s can think about years, but in their late 30s, they need to be thinking about months.” That’s also why many experts advise that women older than 35 should see a fertility specialist if they haven’t conceived after six months—particularly if it’s been six months of sex during fertile times.
parenting  women  science  methodology  statistics  motherhood 
august 2013 by hypatia
Six Fairy Tales for the Modern Woman | The Hairpin
Found this while digging around my bookmarks, and it's lovely: "Six Fairy Tales for the Modern Woman"
feminism  humor  women  narrative 
july 2013 by hypatia
Circles and Dots and Other Distractions: Resources for Learning to Code and Opportunities to Teach Coding
@warrenhenning the best list I've seen of overall events and programs is @MichelleGlauser's: also point her at...
code  education  women  reference  geekfeminism 
july 2013 by hypatia
Sheryl Sandberg tells Salon: I was wrong about women - Salon.com
Had no idea 's thesis was about economic dependence and spousal abuse. Great interview w/:
career  women  leanin  sherylsandberg  from twitter
march 2013 by hypatia
Do You Speak American . What Speech Do We Like Best? . Prejudice . Women | PBS
In other words, if women talk at all, this may be perceived as ‘too much’ by men who expect them to provide a silent, decorative background in many social contexts. This may sound outrageous, but think about how you react when precocious children dominate the talk at an adult party.
language  gender  women  sexism  silencing  missrep 
february 2013 by hypatia
How Some Men Harass Women Online and What Other Men Can Do to Stop It
When I write about feminism and men’s violence against women, I often receive supportive comments. While some of the praise is earned, much of it gives me a lot of credit for doing very little.
When women write about those same topics, it’s a different story. We men threaten women bloggers and writers with rape and murder. We call women “man-haters,” verbally abuse them, hack into their email accounts and stalk them. We alter photos of women, putting cuts and bruises on their faces. Then we excuse ourselves, saying we were “just joking–can’t you feminists take a joke?”
blogging  bullying  geekfeminism  women  harassment  from twitter
january 2013 by hypatia
Miriam Ruiz - Masa crítica en colectivos minoritarios
critical masses in minority populations, with stats - the english version is in a comment, not the main post
geekfeminism  unlockingtheclubhouse  women  feministsciencestudies 
august 2010 by hypatia
Your Money - A Woman’s Toolkit for Seeking a Raise - NYTimes.com
interesting discusion in the NYT of much of the same stuff as Women Don't Ask covers - nice to see it in the mainstream press.
geekfeminism  negotiation  women  gender  work  career 
may 2010 by hypatia
Revenge of the Nerds: Fighting Sexism at Tech Events | RHRealityCheck.org
imperfect article (blames women for SXSWi being less technical? wtf?) but interesting nonetheless
geekfeminism  gender  women  conferences  unlockingtheclubhouse 
march 2010 by hypatia
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