Category Archives: Feminism

Sunday spam: muesli bars and gummy snakes

Muesli bars and gummy snakes are what I ate at about 7am before my recent 9am childbirth… thus thematically appropriate for this small collection of links, some of which I’ve had sitting around for a while. Using WOC in the … Continue reading

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Support the Ada Initiative

That time of year (a tradition has not yet been established) has come around again: the Ada Initiative is fundraising! The what? The Ada Initiative is the charity that Valerie Aurora and I started in early 2011, supporting women in … Continue reading

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Sunday spam: porridge and honey

What is cultural appropriation? The problem isn’t that cultures intermingle, it’s the terms on which they do so and the part that plays in the power relations between cultures. The problem isn’t “taking” or “borrowing”, the problem is racism, imperialism, … Continue reading

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Sunday Spam: toast and vegemite

This week, I feel the need to emphasise that linking does not imply uncritical endorsement! Philip Roth and Wikipedia There’s only one problem with this: Roth’s open letter is at best the (justifiably) aggrieved and confused ramblings of a man … Continue reading

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Sunday spam: French toast with bacon

The Myth of Looming Female Dominance [One] should always be wary of raw numbers in the news. In fact, when you look at the trend as published by the Census Bureau, you see that the proportion of married couple families … Continue reading

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Meet the Ada Initiative: supporters party, San Francisco, Mon July 16

I’m in the US for a couple of weeks. The Ada Initiative, my non-profit organisation supporting women in open technology and culture, is having a party while I am there: We invite you to join us in downtown San Francisco … Continue reading

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Come to AdaCamp DC, July 10–11

From the Ada Initiative blog: Applications now open for AdaCamp DC © Bernt Rostad, CC Attribution Applications for AdaCamp DC are now open – apply now! AdaCamp DC will be July 10 – 11, 2012, in Washington DC, co-located with … Continue reading

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Nannies and flexibility

Liam Hogan tweeted: Further on rebates for nannies: if they’re a response to family-unfriendly working hours, flexible childcare is solving the wrong problem. Here’s some systemic problems with childcare as it currently stands that one might hire a nanny as … Continue reading

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The practical reality of contraception, Australian edition

Background the first: The practical reality of contraception: A guide for men, by Valerie Aurora, about contraception in the US Background the second: A layperson’s intro to paying for healthcare in Australia which I wrote as specific background to this … Continue reading

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An appeal for the Ada Initiative

When I was 15 I went on the web for the first time. A boy in my computing class went to Yahoo!, typed in “girls” and spent some time showing me porn. I’ve programmed since I was a kid. I’ve … Continue reading

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