Aristillus

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Feminism in IT

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I’ve been reading a lot about feminism recently. In particular Valerie Aurora’s article about the dark side of open source conferences recently was a bit of an eye opener for me, and made me more aware of the importance of feminism in IT today. I had heard about some of these incidents, but I had not realized it was so ubiquitous.

Somewhat related, Jen over at Blag Hag has a nice post about feminists and science. Another good reminder that a few nutcases can easily ruin the public perception of an entire movement, much like the media interpretation of the word “hacker”.

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Written by aristillus

December 28, 2010 at 04:44

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