Here is a 15-minute podcast from Planet Money entitled When Women Stopped Coding, about why the numbers of women dropped so rapidly in the 80s (1984 to be exact). At the end, they tell of a simple design hack some universities used successfully to retain women in the computer science faculty.
Yearly Archives: 2015
Via CBC News “I wanted to be the bigger person, and instead of fighting fire with fire, I decided to fight it a different way and make something that was really negative into something really positive.” You go, girl. And also seriously? An Ugliest Girls poll? Ugh and sigh.
From the Montreal Gazette Read more… This is an interesting case for two reasons: 1. The online harassment was completely behind her back. She would have never known about the Facebook posts and personal email exchanges had she not stumbled on them when one of the perpetrators left their accounts open. These comments shone a
Quand/When: Jeudi, le 12 november 17h-19h/Thursday November 12 5:00-7:00 pm Où/Where: Bibliothèque Atwater Library English to follow.
Just listening to CBC Radio Noon right now and Julie Lalonde and Jennifer Drummond are speaking about their presentation, Bystander Intervention on at Concordia tomorrow night.
Via Gamasutra Today I met with Stephanie Fisher, one of the founders of Pixelles. We were discussing how I could get the fabulous Pixelles crew to give a few video game workshops to the students at my school (I work in an all-girls school). As always, when I meet an intelligent woman working in the
Via CBC Here is Notley’s reaction: “Notley downplayed the threats made against her when asked about them Tuesday, shortly after one of the web sites that posted them was taken down. Notley said she has a security unit that monitors those kind of situations. “And I’m told that none of what has occurred thus far with me
UN Press Release: Urgent action needed to combat online violence against women and girls, says new UN report
Via UN Women -Thanks for sharing, Shanly! It looks like our project has a much heftier, international sister working towards the same goals. I learned that there is a handy new acronym for cyberviolence against women and girls (cyber vawg). Ok, it is possible that VAWG existed already and I was simply unaware of it…
Via Boing Boing There are a couple of points I found interesting about this article: 1- the realization from the sister in high school that she did not “grow” out of video games; she had been “gendered” out of them. 2-The second thing reminds me of an experience I recently had at a bike store.
More and more, I see that one of the only avenues open to women in the fight against harassment and misogyny is shaming. Shauna Hunt used it to fight back against asinine, offensive heckling. Women are sending the unsolicited dick pics to their owner’s mothers. Although public shaming is by far a new concept, it
Burning down the house: Using Woolf’s Three Guineas as a template for a manifesto against gendered cyberviolence, part I
This post was originally published on in(parent)thesis June 16, 2015 by linabranter I attended a symposium about a month ago for stakeholders of a Status of Women grant to brainstorm strategies with which to “eliminate and prevent cyberviolence”. I know. Kind of a herculean task, don’t you think? Might as well ask, how do I
Who knew? I came across this article today entitled, “FemHack- Feminism and Hacking Converge in a Montreal Tech Collective” by Christina Haralanova and Sophie Toupin while doing a bit of research on feminist design hacks for cyberviolence. I was pleasantly surprised to see this happening in Montreal and am very interested to see where it
As I write this, I am listening to the CBC Radio Noon call-in show on the subject of City News reporter Shauna Hunt calling out some sports fans for planning to videobomb (is that even a word?) her live shoot by grabbing the mic and yelling the highly offensive (not to mention highly stupid) FHRITP
I happen to be the librarian in an awesome, small, private, all girl’s high school (in Quebec this means grade 7 to 11). During the first year at my job, I met a parent who happened to be a sociologist specializing in youth and technology. Although her thesis was almost done, she was happy to
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THIS INVITATION-ONLY EVENT Please register ASAP to keep your free spot Email Eric Craven at email@example.com Minding the Gaps: Identifying strategies to address gender-based (cyber)violence An Invitational Symposium—Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:30am – 4:00pm organized by the Atwater Library and Computer Center co-hosted by the Participatory Cultures Lab, McGill