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colorblue | NiF + the female gaze
"NiF wasn't published in the traditional way. It began as a serial fic on Chinese bulletin boards, and the author, Hai Yan, is also the one who penned the screenplay. And I think this plays into why the story just seems to breathe more. It wasn't written for/by the privileged, predominantly male, gatekeepers who usually, in a very heavy-handed fashion, dictate what should be seen and popularized and what shouldn't. The audience that Hai Yan was writing for was other Chinese BB fans like her."
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yesterday by brainwane
Code of conduct evaluations - Geek Feminism Wiki - Wikia
This Geek Feminism page offers a pretty good comparison table of various codes of conduct.
codesofconduct  geekfeminism  2016  conferences  feminism 
2 days ago by handcoding
Community anti-harassment - Geek Feminism Wiki - Wikia
(About the key components to a code of conduct:)
"In order to adopt a policy, you need at minimum, the following:
• a policy
• a contact point where harassment reports can be received
• a group of responders who receive reports and have the power to act on them up to and including excluding harassers from your community”
codesofconduct  geekfeminism  2016  conferences 
2 days ago by handcoding
Shock and Care | Harry Giles
via aparrish - on the artistic case for a carer instead of (or in addition to) a shocker relationship between artist and audience. On trigger warnings & quiet rooms, among other things.
geekfeminism 
4 days ago by brainwane
Why Hiring for Cultural Fit Can Thwart Your Diversity Efforts
"each unit within an organization could eventually become what I call a “personality silo.” ... But in most cases, there are still individuals who are different and most people adapt to working in new units. If companies decide to select people scientifically by using sophisticated profiling techniques and algorithms, however, the tribe may close in itself, which might cause serious problems of horizontal coordination."
geekfeminism  social  job 
5 days ago by configures
Books by earliest women writers in English on display together for first time
Alison Flood - The Guardian
Manuscripts of the first book in English by a woman and the earliest autobiography by a woman are displayed together by Wellcome Collection
Medieval manuscripts by two of the earliest women writers in English, Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe, are being displayed together for the first time in a new exhibition.
museum  manuscript  books  history  writing  geekfeminism 
8 days ago by jflorablack
On male privilege and networks - Tin Geber - Medium
A white male learns to look for diverse speakers and expand his networks beyond white men. Has a "Female Conference Speaker" excuses Bingo board. And owlfish.

FTA: Two years ago, I was planning a workshop. I felt it was an important workshop with an important goal: we were trying to prove a point about a Very Complex Topic. And so I thought real hard about who should be in the room...I created a tight and amazing list of 14 incredibly qualified, smart people. The best I could think of. Feeling proud and excited, I shared the list with a colleague of mine. She glanced at it, and said:
Great list. Did you notice there are no women on it?
My male privilege happened. Or, more precisely, my lack of recognition of the fact that male privilege is real, and it favors me and others like me. No matter if we want it or not.
privilege  geekfeminism  speakers 
11 days ago by jflorablack
THE SECRET RULES OF THE INTERNET The murky history of moderation, and how it’s shaping the future of free speech - The Verge
By Catherine Buni & Soraya Chemaly | Illustrations by Eric Petersen
As recommended by ReadThisThing: Free speech has always been an ideal of the internet, but the things that bubble up in our feeds are typically determined by algorithms (or humans) that answer to corporations. Here's a fascinating story about how it all works

FTA: Moderation remains a relatively low-wage, low-status sector, often managed and staffed by women.

FTA:more than a dozen current and former employees and contractors of major internet platforms from YouTube to Facebook who spoke to us candidly about the dawn of content moderation. Many of these individuals are going public with their experiences for the first time. Their stories reveal how the boundaries of free speech were drawn during a period of explosive growth for a high-stakes public domain, one that did not exist for most of human history. As law professor Jeffrey Rosen first said many years ago of Facebook, these platforms have "more power in determining who can speak and who can be heard around the globe than any Supreme Court justice, any king or any president."
readthisthing  moderator  internet  YouTube  geekfeminism  content  facebook  culture  twitter  reddit  technology 
12 days ago by jflorablack
Leveling the Playing Field by Design - The Atlantic
"... in groups made up of either men or women only, men and women both stepped up at about the same rate. But in groups made up of both men and women, the pattern changed,"
"To break the vicious cycle, those in power need to design systems that promote fairness—by calling on women, increasing transparency, and measuring and compensating all contributions. It works."
science  social  job  geekfeminism 
14 days ago by configures

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