(Thanks for sharing Eric!) The first is a lovely cartoon by Ronnie Ritchie via Everyday Feminism on how to respond when you are criticized online. Here’s a quick preview: Funny. I am in the middle of reading a book entitled The Curse of the Good Girl by Rachel Simmons. In it she addresses how girls
If you haven’t seen Zoe Quinn’s blog post, you should probably read it. It is equally tragic, surreal and extremely disturbing. It is also a scathing indictment of the justice system: “The simple fact of the matter is the criminal justice system is meant to punish, not protect. I don’t care about seeing him punished
And over in the Right to the City corner, is an interesting musing on community activism via an OKCupid love story! Here is the link to the original blog post and movie.
For some reason, my inbox (and by inbox I mean all of my various news feeds) have dropped some lovely ideas about how to craft a progressive, innovative and most of all, inclusive company culture. The First is this article about Netflix’s Culture Statement: I like the slide about brilliant jerks, and how they cost
I have been hearing about this kickstarter initiative from Hollaback, a non-profit and movement to end harassment in public spaces, all day on the CBC. In terms of positive design hacks to combat cyberviolence, this one is simple, elegant and effective due to its reliance on the best part of humanity. On Heartmob you can
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.
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
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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