- A few more posts in response to Michael Arrington’s Too Few Women In Tech? Stop Blaming The Men.:
- Aliza Sherman’s We Aren’t Blaming Men;
- Sasha Pasulka’s Stop Telling People How They Should Feel About It;
- Ivan Boothe’s Blame Sexism; and
- Caroline Simard’s Saying High-Tech Is a Meritocracy Doesn’t Make it So.
- Vivek Wadhwa’s Silicon Valley: You and Some of Your VC’s have a Gender Problem (maybe not a direct response, but includes many relevant statistics on gender imbalance in Silicon Valley)
- Open source mapping tech goes global:
A group in Egypt has got so tired of women not being able to go about their daily lives without being harassed on the street that they’ve introduced a text message reporting service. If a woman experiences unwanted attention from a man in a public place she simply picks up her mobile and sends a text to HarassMap where it’s reported on a centralised computer.
- Dear Google: Can We Have Some Accessibility With Our Email Please?:
In order to tell Google about their problems with accessibility [specifically, captchas], you need to be able to pass through the inaccessible Challenge.
- Nathan Torkington: Changing the Demographics of Innovation:
But there are some interesting signs that the things you have to do to get women into computing is how you get more *people* into computing. That is, the things that drive away women are driving away shiploads of men too.
- How to make a uterus piñata: Liz Henry shows you how.
- Aqueduct Press has announced 80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin, to be released on Le Guin’s 81st birthday. Pre-orders are discounted. (Via wild_irises.)
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