It’s Dangerous To Go Alone—I’m So Glad I Don’t Have To!

It’s Dangerous To Go Alone — I’m So Glad I Don’t Have To

When Jim C Hines read the Code of Conduct during the opening ceremonies of this year’s North American Science Fiction Convention, I nearly stood up and cheered. I was so, so grateful to Con Chair Tammy Coxen and safety officer Jesi Pershing–and to Tom Smith and Jim, the Masters of Ceremony–for working to make DetConOne a safe and welcoming environment.

Mary Gardiner and Val Aurora of the Ada…

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Jonathan Strange and Mr Linkspam (16 Spetember 2014)

Jonathan Strange and Mr Linkspam (16 Spetember 2014)

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Verifiability, truth, and hearsay: feminist point of view on the Geek Feminism wiki

Verifiability, truth, and hearsay: feminist point of view on the Geek Feminism wiki

The following quasi-anonymous comment was received and acknowledged on the Geek Feminism Wiki’s article about the Gittip crisis.

If I understand the editing policies here (I just read them), lies or heresay [sic] can be printed as fact, because you don’t take an NPOV, you take a feminist point of view. That implies that feminism involves lies or hearsay otherwise you would recognize that…

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Wuthering Linkspams (14 September 2014)

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  • [warning for discussion of violence, rape threats, suicide] They Are Not Trolls. They Are Men. | Rosie at Make Me a Sammich(Sept 9): “By calling these people “trolls,” we are basically letting them off the hook. It’s a lot like the “boys will be boys” mentality that helps to keep rape culture thriving, but it’s also different, because boys are expected to be human. By calling these people…

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Quick Hit: The Baffler’s “Feminism for What?” conference livestream, on now

A quick last minute note: The Baffler’s “Feminism for What? Equality in the Workplace after Lean In” conference is being livestreamed today. A bit about the event:

For over a year Sheryl Sandberg’s blockbuster of feminist self-help, Lean In, has been setting the agenda for leading-edge discussions about women, men, and work—and with Lean In for Graduatesappearing this year, this gospel of…

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License to Linkspam (12 September 2014)

License to Linkspam (12 September 2014)

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Strange Linkspam Lying In Ponds Distributing Swords (9 September 2014)

Strange Linkspam Lying In Ponds Distributing Swords (9 September 2014)

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In the Hand of the Linkspam (7 September 2014)

In the Hand of the Linkspam (7 September 2014)

A hilariously sad tale of gender bias | Trisha Quan on Medium.com “After listening to the woman who wrote the #2 Computer Science book on Amazon, about coding and technical interview skills, people have still assumed she’s a recruiter. Some rando on the internet called her an “incapable coder” who didn’t “deserve the level of respect she expects”, demanded she prove herself, and even tried to…

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She blinded me with linkspam (6 September 2014)

She blinded me with linkspam (6 September 2014)

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Breaking news: the gamer community is broken

Breaking news: the gamer community is broken

[CW: verbal abuse and massive online harassment directed at women]

In case you missed it, there’s a war on against women in games. Trolls and/or misogynists (when the two groups are observationally equivalent, fine distinctions seem beside the point) used the 4chan hate site to organize an attack against game developer Zoe Quinn,opportunistically exploiting a series of revenge posts made by…

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