huffingtonpost:

People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.

Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

(Source: youtube.com, via queerintheory)

tech-girls:

Girls Are the Answer - a great infographic from @techgirlzorg, helping to bridge the gender gap in tech!

tech-girls:

Girls Are the Answer - a great infographic from @techgirlzorg, helping to bridge the gender gap in tech!

Women In Technology: A Visual Guide

(Source: chajanon)

Net Neutrality is a Feminist Issue. Here's Why. | Bitch Media

(Source: pnnnk)

smashsurvey:

Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularly,how do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 

(Source: childrennow.org, via femfreq)

keepcalmandprogram:

bbcnewsus:

A new online video series, Women in Tech, starts this week. 

First up, Leila Janah, founder of Samasource, a business that trains people in places like East Africa, India and Haiti to do work online.

(via ghettonerdboi)

blackandbutch:

I discovered Dr.Kortney Ziegler’s work during two difficult phases of my life 
1. Having no analysis of my why the way I navigated the world as a black, queer, female assigned person in this culture and finding someone with the words via the blog blac(k)ademic.  
2. The film still black: a portrait of black transmen , which made me realize the power and importance of visibility , and made me realize how little of this I had and needed as a black, queer, trans person.
In short, he let me do the logo for his newer project Trans H4CK, an organization utilizing technology to help trans folks gain more access to resources and made one of my dreams come true.
Thank you.
Links
http://blackademic.com/
http://www.transhack.org/

blackandbutch:

I discovered Dr.Kortney Ziegler’s work during two difficult phases of my life 

1. Having no analysis of my why the way I navigated the world as a black, queer, female assigned person in this culture and finding someone with the words via the blog blac(k)ademic.  

2. The film still black: a portrait of black transmen , which made me realize the power and importance of visibility , and made me realize how little of this I had and needed as a black, queer, trans person.

In short, he let me do the logo for his newer project Trans H4CK, an organization utilizing technology to help trans folks gain more access to resources and made one of my dreams come true.

Thank you.

Links

http://blackademic.com/

http://www.transhack.org/

(via lowoncliches)

How I Discovered Gender Discrimination

whatwouldkingleonidasdo:

It was the late ’90s and I was at an interesting phase of my career. For the first time in my life I possessed relevant qualifications, experience and could also show a successful track record in my chosen career path. I had the job seeker’s trifecta. It was also summer and my current employer…

10 academic survival tips

shiftingself:

so my friends sent this link to me today and the first tip of this article defined that inadequate feeling I have been feeling since arriving to grad school “Impostor syndrome” is what I have been “suffering”

  • Be confident in your abilities.
    • If you feel like a fraud, you very likely are…

(Source: crunkfeministcollective.com)

Silent Technical Privilege

lifeandcode:

uconnharassment:

As a novice computer programmer, I always got the benefit of the doubt—because I looked the part.

The part about the internship is familiar… But it’s 20 years later and nothing has changed.

This is What it's Like to Be a Woman at a Bitcoin Meetup

ariannasimpson:

He then starts to look at me like I’ve suddenly morphed into a unicorn. Literally: bulging eyes, mouth slightly agape, the whole nine yards. Apparently the expected response would have been that I was Ryan’s  friend/girlfriend/sister who had somehow accidentally ended up there. “Seriously? You mean you actually own bitcoins? You don’t look like someone who would even know about Bitcoin!”

(Source: ariannasimpson)

I’ve been programming since I was 10, but I don’t feel like a “hacker”

(Source: techladymafia)