Studies show that women evolved to linkspam (23rd September 2009)

2009 September 23
  • Mentoring in Open Source communities: What works, what doesn’t? by Esther Schindler over on features thoughts from Red Hat’s Mel Chua, Dreamwidth’s Denise Paolucci, and Google’s Leslie Hawthorn (among others).
  • toft has a great post on geeky ladies in the 40s.
  • dira posts about women’s writing, fan fiction, and Internet porn as vernacular
  • Karen Healey in defense of cheerleaders; something to remember about “popular girls” in general, I think
  • This month’s Cinema Journal has an issue on media fandom and vidding
  • Via Johanna at Comics Worth Reading, a public lecture about Wonder Woman as fetish object, crackpot fever dream, and feminist icon in Ashland, VA on October 28th.
  • Guy Adams, publisher of the book of interviews with all-men horror authors, has posted an apology. (Via Cheryl’s Mewsings.) [edit: we had him listed as the editor originally. For more info see the comment below]
  • Regina McMenomy is looking for girl gamers to interview for her research. She’s looking particularly for those around the Portland, OR area, but is open to the idea of phone/skype interviews:
  • Carla Schroder on the Linux Today blog: The Linux Foundation’s “Community” doesn’t look very community
  • Chicks Dig Time-Lords – a celebration of Doctor Who by the women who love it, being published in March 2010 and available for pre-order.
  • Robogals, a programme bringing robotics to school-aged girls in Melbourne, Australia and London, UK (they’ve been round for a while, but the link seems to be doing the rounds)
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6 Responses
  1. Cheryl permalink
    September 24, 2009

    Minor correction: Guy Adams is the publisher of the book, not the editor. So the choice of people to interview was made by someone else (James Cooper), but Guy is sticking his hand up and taking the rap because he’s senior management and feels he should have noticed the mistake.

  2. koipond permalink
    September 24, 2009

    I’m just going to add that everyone here always has the best titles for link posts.

    Nothing constructive to add, just a “hee, awesome” to share.

    • Dorothea Salo permalink
      September 24, 2009

      You completely beat me to it. The title to this one made me chortle.

  3. shortcinema permalink
    September 24, 2009

    Apologies if I am asking this in the wrong place.

    I want to comment on an older post from August but am unclear how. I read in your About section that you “regularly post an open thread where you can post about any subject you want, including older topics.”

    I am unclear how to “post”. I then thought post meant I use the comments on the open thread post but the comments I have seen so far relate only to the subject of the open thread post.

    Just have a burning desire to add a tiny voice to an old conversation. How do I do that?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Skud permalink*
      September 24, 2009

      Please go ahead and post anything you like on the Open Thread. The subject matter there is just a fun starting point if people feel like talking about it, but you can talk about anything else you like, too.

  4. Regina permalink
    September 27, 2009

    Hey! Just wanted to say thanks for posting my website and info about my research here! I really appreciate it! I am doing all kinds of interviews over Skpye now, so people who are not in the Portland area can participate easily!


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