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Meet Double Union, a new feminist makerspace in San Francisco

This upcoming Tuesday, September 17th, 2013, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm, the Double Union feminist makerspace is hosting a Tea Social and Lightning Talks at the Mozilla SF offices. Learn more and register here! What is Double Union? Since the last … Continue reading

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2013: Tipping point for the Linux kernel community?

As the last days of the Ada Initiative fundraising drive come to a close ($103,000 so far!), I’m reflecting on what’s changed for Linux in the last 2 and half years. And it’s pretty awesome. This is the year I’ve … Continue reading

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Coding is a human right

Today I was walking down the street, thinking about how barbaric it was that many women were forbidden to learn to read and write in the 19th century in England (some people felt that illiterate women made better wives). Then … Continue reading

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Strong women and the military

My typical morning news routine is listening to NPR’s Morning Edition while catching up on Twitter from the night before – which can be a hilariously jarring experience. Take the news cycle about removing the no-combat rule for women in … Continue reading

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The Linux community can’t remain silent while leaders make anti-woman comments

I’ve written about prominent open source software leader Ted Ts’o’s public comments about rape for the Ada Initiative over on their blog. This post is about my personal reactions. I know, you don’t want to read about some Linux programmer’s … Continue reading

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Has open source given to you? Give back so women have the same chance you did

This is a cross-post of a post I wrote for the Ada Initiative blog about what open source software and Linux in particular has given me. Like many of you, open source software gave me a good job as a … Continue reading

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Yes, brogrammer culture is pervasive

This article from Mother Jones about the rise of “brogrammer” culture in the tech startup/Silicon Valley world is infuriatingly accurate: “Gangbang Interviews” and “Bikini Shots”: Silicon Valley’s Brogrammer Problem I’ve had a few people ask me if this sort of … Continue reading

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The practical reality of contraception: A guide for men

If you listened to the scoffers of no-copay contraception coverage in the U.S., you’d think that preventing pregnancy was as simple as waltzing down to the local Walgreens and batting your eyelashes at the pharmacist.  This demonstrates with almost total … Continue reading

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Ada Lovelace Day: Sandra K. Johnson

There are two ways to answer the question, “Why are there so few famous women scientists and technologists?” One is to point out the obstacles women faced (and still face). For example, Lise Meitner, co-discoverer of nuclear fission, wasn’t allowed … Continue reading

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Sady Doyle on the connection between mansplaining and street harassment

So Sady Doyle writes for the choir – people who are already fairly self-aware and well-educated feminists – and I don’t generally recommend reading her writing unless you’re well beyond Feminism 101. But her last post included a great explanation … Continue reading

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