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How Princess Peach's Story Draws On 2000 Years Of Women In Peril
"In the end, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having damsels in distress—as long as we also have dudes in distress. Saving a person from harm is not a bad trope in itself—it only becomes problematic (and boring, honestly) when the damsel is always a woman and the hero is always a man."
video  games  mario  sexism 
november 2018 by ddribin
Re: What Can Men Do? « Jacob Kaplan-Moss
"All in all, Jeff does a great job demonstrating what men should never do but a rather poor job showing what we should. We should be listening to what women and other marginalized people have said and written, even when it’s uncomfortable for us. We should be boosting their signal, instead of our egos. That’s how we make things better."
sexism  misogyny  advice 
july 2018 by ddribin
Misogynist conversations women have all the time | Penelope Trunk Careers
"Maybe you have not said all of these phrases, but you have said one of these, and you need to own up to it. Because all the #metoos of the world are not going to change things without you taking personal responsibility for the ways you put down other women."
misogyny  sexism  advice 
july 2018 by ddribin
The Disturbing Secret Behind An Iconic Cartoon: Underage Sexual Abuse
"Robyn Byrd and Katie Rice were teenage Ren & Stimpy fans who wanted to make cartoons. They say they were preyed upon by the creator of the show, John Kricfalusi, who admitted to having had a 16-year-old girlfriend when approached by BuzzFeed News."
july 2018 by ddribin
I'm a woman in computer science. Let me ladysplain the Google memo to you. - Vox
"I’m a lecturer in computer science at Stanford. I’ve taught at least four different programming languages, including assembly. I’ve had a single-digit employee number in a startup. Yes, I’m a woman in tech."
sexism  feminism  diversity  google 
november 2017 by ddribin
We’ve studied gender and STEM for 25 years. The science doesn’t support the Google memo. - Recode
"We’ve studied gender and STEM for 25 years. The science doesn’t support the Google memo. These are some issues that males simply do not have to face. The “anxiety gap” exists for a reason, and it is not about biology."
sexism  science 
november 2017 by ddribin
How The Big Bang Theory Reinforces Misogyny | The Mary Sue
"This video from Pop Culture Detective looks at how The Big Bang Theory reinforces misogyny with its joke construction, character arcs, and dialogue. The video’s creator and narrator, Jonathan McIntosh, argues that The Big Bang Theory‘s four male protagonists are the “perfect embodiment” of a trope he calls “the adorkable misogynist.”"
sexism  tv  movies  misogyny 
november 2017 by ddribin
The truth has got its boots on: what the evidence says about Mr. Damore’s Google memo
"But I want to go into a little more detail about an aspect of his piece that hasn’t yet been covered in great depth: the actual biology he references so enthusiastically and confidently."
sexism  google 
august 2017 by ddribin
Suzanne Sadedin's answer to What do scientists think about the biological claims made in the anti-diversity document written by a Google employee in August 2017? - Quora
"TL;DR: Yes, men and women are biologically different — which doesn’t mean what the author thinks it does. The article perniciously misrepresents the nature and significance of known sex differences to advance what appears to be a covert alt-right agenda."
sexism  science 
august 2017 by ddribin
Here Are the Citations for the Anti-Diversity Manifesto Circulating at Google - Motherboard
"Motherboard has obtained the full document with all charts and hyperlinks intact. The entire memo including its sourcing and charts are presented in full later in this article."
diversity  sexism  google 
august 2017 by ddribin
How To De-Objectify Women in Comics: A Guide | Heroic Girls
"Want to challenge yourself to focus less on objectification & more on character? You’re helping change things & you’ll be MY personal hero."
art  comics  sexism 
august 2017 by ddribin
Why Angry White Men Love Calling People "Cucks" | GQ
"In 2016, the word “cuck” resonates with white nationalists who feel as though their country has been taken away from them, and not enough had been done by the cuckservative establishment conservative party to protect it. “Cuck” is a concept borne out of insecurity: a fear that one is inadequate, sexually or otherwise, and that inadequacy will lead to the loss of the things that are important to him."
culture  racism  sexism 
november 2016 by ddribin
Appalled Graphic Designer Shows Girls' Life Magazine What Their Cover Should Look Like
"A couple of weeks ago we ran a piece about an image that was posted on social media and went viral. It was a side-by-side shot of this Girls’ Life magazine cover (left, lead image) next to the cover of Boys’ Life magazine that served as a harsh reminder of the stereotyped messages that, even in the year 2016, are STILL marketing to girls."
october 2016 by ddribin
Kenna Stuff: Zelda Starring Zelda: The Story
"Earlier this week, I read about that awesome dad who edited Donkey Kong to let his daughter play as the Princess. I wished I had someone who could have done that for me. Then I remembered. I'm an adult now. If he could work it out, I could too."
video  games  nintendo  nes  zelda  sexism 
march 2016 by ddribin
Codes of Conduct and Worthless Manfeelings « Accidentally in Code
"I don’t feel safe because there is a code of conduct. But I tell you one thing that makes me feel unsafe – men who will endlessly, vociferously argue against them. Maybe a code of conduct isn’t meaningful. But at this point, refusing to listen, refusing to have one. Well, that is."
september 2015 by ddribin
On Nerd Entitlement
"This is why Silicon Valley is fucked up. Because it's built and run by some of the most privileged people in the world who are convinced that they are among the least."
feminism  sexism 
january 2015 by ddribin
Barbie F*cks It Up Again
"Helen Jane and I were so livid after reading this book we spent the first fifteen minutes spitting out syllables and half-sounds. We'd go from outraged to defeated to livid in the span of ten seconds."
sexism  misogyny 
november 2014 by ddribin
How not to attract women to coding: Make tech pink - SFGate
"Pink websites and polka-dotted flyers are what happens when an entire field overcorrects."
programming  sexism 
october 2014 by ddribin
I’m an engineer, not a cheerleader. Let’s abandon silly rules about gender roles.
"The woman standing in front of us turned around to face me. “Are you the cheerleaders?” she beamed. I glanced at my all-girls robotics team with a look of disbelief."
sexism  science  stem 
march 2014 by ddribin
The Videogame That Finally Made Me Feel Like a Human Being | Game|Life |
"Although women make up nearly half of all gamers, only a fraction of videogame characters are female, and fewer still are playable. Maybe that’s why I felt so shocked when I played Left Behind, the newest chapter of the award-winning survival game The Last of Us."
video  games  sexism 
march 2014 by ddribin
It’s Not “Too Late” for Female Hackers — Hackers and Hacking — Medium
"It is not “too late” for the girl who discovers a love for hacking at age 18. Instead of focusing solely on the stereotypical white male hacker, Paul Graham should keep an open mind towards those who discovered a passion for coding later in life."
programming  sexism 
december 2013 by ddribin
Daily Kos :: President Carter Penning New Book - Believes Atheist Countries Treat Women Better (Videos)
"It is disturbing to realize that women are treated most equally in some countries that are atheistic or where governments are strictly separated from religion."
sexism  religion  atheism  politics 
november 2013 by ddribin
Public Shaming - Full-Time Sexist, Misogynistic, Libertarian Jerk Has Side Gig as Business Insider CTO
"Pax Dickinson: CTO of Businesser[sic] Insider, tech bro, and proof that libertarianism is a scourge."
sexism  misogyny 
september 2013 by ddribin
What happened when I started a feminist society at school
"We wanted to challenge sexist behaviour – but we unleashed a flood of abuse from our male peers"
feminism  sexism  education 
july 2013 by ddribin
Web development and more Ruby newbies - Liz learns Ruby
"The downside? When you have a bunch of guys under 25 who just recently graduated college and a pretty woman is explaining technical concepts to them, they immediately go into “impress the lady" mode instead of learning and be willing to expose their ignorance."
programming  sexism 
july 2013 by ddribin
Donkey Kong Pauline Edition
"Mike Mika created the "Donkey Kong Pauline Edition" for the original Nintendo Entertainment System so that his three year old daughter could play the game as Pauline instead of Mario. This was just too novel to pass up, so a version to run on the original Donkey Kong arcade machine just needed to be created."
video  games  donkey-kong  sexism 
april 2013 by ddribin
How Etsy Attracted 500 Percent More Female Engineers ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community
"The key, says Elliott-McCrea, was partnering with other companies to fund a training program that would attract candidates ready to learn."
business  feminism  sexism 
march 2013 by ddribin
Men, It's On Us Now | Benjy Weinberger
"What does matter is that the only people who are happy right now are the trolls: the hateful, misogynistic sickos who’ve spent the last few days making horrific threats of physical and sexual violence against Adria."
march 2013 by ddribin
Donkey Kong: Pauline Edition - YouTube
"My three year old daughter and I play a lot of old games together. Her favorite is Donkey Kong. Two days ago, she asked me if she could play as the girl and save Mario. She's played as Princess Toadstool in Super Mario Bros. 2 and naturally just assumed she could do the same in Donkey Kong."
video  games  nintendo  hacks  sexism  donkey-kong 
march 2013 by ddribin
fberriman » Conferences aren’t the problem
I disagree with a lot f this. No, conferences aren't the problem. But they an part of te solution.
conference  sexism 
january 2013 by ddribin
wildchocolate - Why I don't condone boycotting tech events to promote diversity
"Here is my counter proposal. I challenge every technologist to do the following:" Nicely said.
conference  sexism 
january 2013 by ddribin
Aral Balkan — On false dichotomies and diversity.
"A person who calls for greater diversity is not necessarily advocating the implementation of a quota system — that’s a straw man fallacy. Similarly, having a diverse roster of speakers at a conference does not imply that those speakers were not chosen on merit. Diversity and a merit‐based selection process are not mutually exclusive."
conference  sexism 
january 2013 by ddribin
nerdess :: Why it is Awesome to be a Girl in Tech
"Yet, in all seriousness, it is _awesome_ to be a girl in tech and I will explain why!!!"
programming  sexism 
december 2012 by ddribin
'I never wanted men's pity': Chess child prodigy Judit Polgar on the game's inherent sexism - Profiles - People - The Independent
"Judit Polgar beat Bobby Fischer’s record by becoming a chess Grandmaster at 15. Her spectacular talent – and her frustration at the game – still endures, as Dominic Lawson finds when he meets her, 24 years after their first encounter."
sexism  chess 
december 2012 by ddribin
Why Women Still Can’t Have It All - Anne-Marie Slaughter - The Atlantic
"It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here’s what has to change."
sexism  feminism 
august 2012 by ddribin
Gamasutra - Features - The Original Gaming Bug: Centipede Creator Dona Bailey
"In 1980, Atari had one single software engineer who was female. That woman, Dona Bailey -- whose only prior programming experience was assembly displays at General Motors -- created the classic arcade title Centipede, against enormous odds in a high-stakes environment in the infancy of the gaming industry."
video  games  arcade  history  retro  sexism 
july 2012 by ddribin
TRK - Lighten Up
"I would just like the million little barbs to stop, and I would like to not be told to 'lighten up'."
programming  sexism 
march 2012 by ddribin
Narrow the Gapp
"Insist on equal pay for equal work in your and your loved ones' workplaces. Here's what you can do."
march 2012 by ddribin
Herman Cain’s Conservative Defenders Are Going Totally Overboard - Slate Magazine
"Hope it never happens to one of your daughters, friends. It would suck if someone called her a humorless hooker, even before learning her name."
politics  sexism 
november 2011 by ddribin
The powerlessness of pink : Pharyngula
"... in every case the pink model is less powerful than the black and gray model." Ridiculous...
science  toys  sexism 
december 2009 by ddribin
MF Bliki: SmutOnRails
"My observation is that most men in the software business think that there isn't much sexism left in the profession - that this curse is a memory from a previous generation. Yet when I talk to women, I hear a different story. Nearly every one can tell me recent stories where they were clearly expected to feel degraded and belittled because of their gender. So some sexually suggestive pictures aren't a joke to them, they are a pointed reminder of disturbing behavior, and a reminder that such events can happen again at any time. One of the great difficulties for white guys like me is that we haven't been in that position; where prejudice can appear out of any corner, reinforced by the fact that every other face looks different."
programming  ruby  rubyonrails  politics  sexism 
may 2009 by ddribin

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