We’re going to need a bigger linkspam (29 August 2014)

We’re going to need a bigger linkspam (29 August 2014)

Let’s talk about category structure and oppression | Etched with Soma’s Pen: Great analysis of category structure and oppression. (20 August)

Kimberly Bryant has levelled the digital playing field for black women | Marie Claire : “When Bryant, 47, signed Kai up for a summer program at Stanford University that teaches kids how to code, she discovered her daughter was the only African-American, and…

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Man, I feel like a linkspam (26 August 2014)

Man, I feel like a linkspam (26 August 2014)

Equity a distant prospect for women in CSIRO|Canberra Times: “CSIRO’s [Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation] latest annual report released in 2013 indicates that women represent 40 per cent of employees, but only 12 per cent of technical services roles and 24 per cent of research scientists are female. In contrast, women are over-represented in more poorly-paid,…

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The Greatest Good for the Greatest Linkspam (24 August 2014)

The Greatest Good for the Greatest Linkspam (24 August 2014)

  • Conventions, hierarchies and forced diversity | The 13th Colony: “I can’t help but think that the only reason why I was continually persuaded to be on the panel was because my surname is Chin instead of Smith. That, by virtue of my skin colour and ‘exotic’ name, I then MUST HAVE something to say about racial representations and whitewashing in the media. Because, how dare I do not?!” (18 August)

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Quick hit: Free travel grants for women to attend EuroBSDcon 2014 in Sofia, Bulgaria

Quick hit: Free travel grants for women to attend EuroBSDcon 2014 in Sofia, Bulgaria

Google is offering 5 grants for women in computer science (either working in or studying it) to attend EuroBSDcon 2014 — the main European conference about the open-source BSD family of operating systems — in Sofia, Bulgaria, to take place September 25-28. The grants cover conference registration as well as up to €1000 in travel costs.

Women who have a strong academic background and have…

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I won’t leave Berlin until investors quit being pigs. Deal?

I won’t leave Berlin until investors quit being pigs. Deal?

We’ve seen over the years through conference anti-harassment work that when people who have experienced harassment speak up, others are often empowered to share their own experiences of harassment from the same perpetrator, or other perpetrators in the same community.

Yesterday, a courageous New York-based entrepreneur named Geshe Haas came forward about having been the target of what one…

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Wednesday Geek Woman: Sofia Samatar, Author, Poet, and Editor

Wednesday Geek Woman: Sofia Samatar, Author, Poet, and Editor

Sofia SamatarIn addition to being the poetry and nonfiction editor for the literary journal Interfictions, Sofia Samatar is the winner of this year’s John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

Her novel, A Stranger in Olondria, has gotten rave reviews. It won the Crawford Fantasy Award; it was a finalist for the Nebula Award and the Locus Award for Best First Novel; and it’s still a finalist for the British…

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The Linkspammer’s Guide to the Galaxy (19 August 2014)

The Linkspammer’s Guide to the Galaxy (19 August 2014)

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The Hugo Awards!

It was a good year for women in Science Fiction and Fantasy at this year’s Hugo Awards. They were presented this evening in London, at the 2014 WorldCon.

Here are this year’s winners:

I’m thrilled that the Hugo Award for Best Novel went to Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice. Leckie has been sweeping the genre’s major awards this year for her compelling tale of vengeance and identity. Ancillary Justice

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A Linkspam in Time (17 August 2014)

A Linkspam in Time (17 August 2014)

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Surely You’re Joking, Mr Linkspam

Surely You’re Joking, Mr Linkspam

  • Many Women Leave Engineering, Blame The Work Culture | All Tech Considered, NPR (August 12): “Conventional wisdom says that women in engineering face obstacles such as the glass ceiling, a lack of self-confidence and a lack of mentors. But psychologists who delved deeper into the issue with a new study found that the biggest pushbacks female engineers receive come from the environments they work…

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