Ceci n’est pas une linkspam (4th October, 2009)

2009 October 4
  • The do’s and don’ts of being a good ally
  • Ring around Saturn: Jennifer Ouellette at Twisted Physics profiles astrophysicist Carolyn Porco and her work on the Cassini probe
  • Liana Leahy asks SRSLY? at claims of reverse sexism in regard to the women’s Rails workshops she’s organising
  • Peggy at Women in Science writes about women who might be in line for a Nobel prize
  • Embrace Your Inner Hacker Girls in Tech guest poster Sara Czyzewicz, on building stuff with microcontrollers at MakerFaire RI
  • Desiree Michael writes on ways to fight the Gender Divide Who Said It Would Be Easy?, on Girls in Tech
  • Bruce Byfield has a belated report on the mini-summit on women in free software
  • Apparently, Women Rule the Social Web but not Digg. Or wikipedia

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7 Responses
  1. PharaohKatt permalink
    October 5, 2009

    That first link is fantastic. Required reading for all allies!

  2. Jonquil permalink
    October 5, 2009

    (Edit by Mary: Please note that the comment Jonquil is referring to, and discussion of it, may be triggering. Trigger warning applies for violence against women.)

    Holy fuck. Shorter comment at Srsly:

    Nina Reiser was a Bad Wife, and it’s her fault we’ve lost the great developer Hans Reiser.

    • Mackenzie permalink
      October 5, 2009


      MikeeUSA? Yeah, he’s the guy that sent death threats to women involved in Debian development.

      • Bene permalink
        October 5, 2009


        What a sick, sad little man.

    • Mary permalink
      October 8, 2009


      Hey, sorry it’s taken a couple of days to bring this up, but could you please add appropriate trigger warnings when starting this kind of conversation, especially when linking to the full text from the actual perpetrator of harrassment (although I think that blog has subsequently removed the comment)?

      I realise this may be hard if you were just triggered yourself (and if so, that really sucks).

      • Jonquil permalink
        October 8, 2009


        No, I wasn’t triggered myself, just careless. I apologize, and I’ll warn in future.

  3. Chris permalink
    October 5, 2009

    Liana Leahy asks SRSLY? at claims of reverse sexism in regard to the women’s Rails workshops she’s organising

    Looks like the restriction on men joining the workshop has been lifted now:


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