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Why Are Video Games so Sexist? | New Republic
"READY PLAYER TWO: WOMEN GAMERS AND DESIGNED IDENTITY By Shira ChessUniversity of Minnesota Press, 240 pp., $27.00"
book  review  games  gaming  gender  culture  design 
november 2017 by tsuomela
Strange Horizons - Freshly Remember'd: Kirk Drift By Erin Horáková
An interesting essay on the ways that popular culture misremembers Star Trek to make Kirk a reckless womanizer.
television  title(StarTrek)  memory  culture  gender  reader  reception  popular  feminism  criticism 
april 2017 by tsuomela
Unlocking the Clubhouse | The MIT Press
"The information technology revolution is transforming almost every aspect of society, but girls and women are largely out of the loop. Although women surf the Web in equal numbers to men and make a majority of online purchases, few are involved in the design and creation of new technology. It is mostly men whose perspectives and priorities inform the development of computing innovations and who reap the lion's share of the financial rewards. As only a small fraction of high school and college computer science students are female, the field is likely to remain a "male clubhouse," absent major changes. In Unlocking the Clubhouse, social scientist Jane Margolis and computer scientist and educator Allan Fisher examine the many influences contributing to the gender gap in computing. The book is based on interviews with more than 100 computer science students of both sexes from Carnegie Mellon University, a major center of computer science research, over a period of four years, as well as classroom observations and conversations with hundreds of college and high school faculty. The interviews capture the dynamic details of the female computing experience, from the family computer kept in a brother's bedroom to women's feelings of alienation in college computing classes. The authors investigate the familial, educational, and institutional origins of the computing gender gap. They also describe educational reforms that have made a dramatic difference at Carnegie Mellon—where the percentage of women entering the School of Computer Science rose from 7% in 1995 to 42% in 2000—and at high schools around the country."
book  publisher  gender  computer-science  feminism 
january 2017 by tsuomela
The Magicians trilogy by Lev Grossman concludes: The Magician’s Land, reviewed.
Very good review of Grossman books which posits that Julia and Alice are the real heroes of the books. Fighting your way through adversity is the real challenge, not trying to stuff your life into a nicely ordered narrative.
book  review  fantasy  story-telling  story  narrative  gender  heroism 
april 2016 by tsuomela
Rising Together: A Corrective to Hanna Rosin's "The End of Men" - The Los Angeles Review of Books
"The End of Men and the Rise of Women author: Hanna Rosin publisher: Riverhead pub date: 09.11.2012 pp: 320"
book  review  feminism  gender 
may 2015 by tsuomela
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