"Before I am your daughter,
your sister,
your aunt, niece, or cousin,
I am my own person,
and I will not set fire to myself
to keep you warm."

— 1/? Things To Remember (via frayed-and-torn)

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In HuffPo UK, Adele Wilde-Blavatsky published a piece titled Stop Bashing White Women in the Name of Beyonce: We Need Unity Not Division. Yes, the piece is as offensive as the title and I’ve responded to some of it below, her portion in blockquote:

Over the last few days, I have read a few…

Ways to Pet Your Cat and Stumptown Comics!

kubits:

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Adrian and I will be at Stumptown Comic Fest this weekend! Come stop by at Table C02 to see some exclusive fest swag and chat us up :D

Now, since you guys are so awesome, have a comic about how to pet your cat. Just in case you guys forgot!

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thelaurakeet:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

tastefullyoffensive:

Animals Wearing Dinosaur Costumes

Previously: Cats Wearing Animal Hats, Animals Wearing Sweaters

BEHOLD THE MIGHTY KITTYSAURUS REX :D

RAWR

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

tastefullyoffensive:

Animals Wearing Dinosaur Costumes

Previously: Cats Wearing Animal Hats, Animals Wearing Sweaters

BEHOLD THE MIGHTY KITTYSAURUS REX :D

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"OH: Should we be encouraging women to get into the pipeline when we know the pipeline leads to a sewage treatment plant?"

Twitter / ashedryden: OH: Should we be encouraging …

Recently I had the idea to go back and look at some emails from 2009, after the CouchDB talk incident at GoGaRuCo. It reminded me how focused we were on bringing more women into the Ruby community—at that point the gender ratios were so abysmal, it was an obvious starting point.

Guess what? It didn’t magically fix the underlying problems. Now we have a Ruby community with more women, but many community leaders still do not prioritize diversity or ending expressions of sexism and discrimination. In fact, the way this is dismissed in the face of continued abuses leads some advocates to wonder why they’re encouraging new participants at all.

I’m ready for a new strategy. I want to do what we need to in order to keep the women who are here now safe and able to continue working in this field. Weekend workshops and code schools are great, but no substitute for addressing the current hostile environment. We need allies to speak up and show their support for a Ruby community that is welcoming to all participants, not only the privileged majority.

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robotjane:

For those who haven’t heard, here’s a list* of people who have made it known that they won’t attend a conference where something that makes them feel unsafe is present. Last I checked, there were three main categories of things people were avoiding:

  1. Lack of a Code of Conduct
  2. Overconsumption…
mildredbonkinc:

mildredbonkinc:

100% of the time i see this billboard i get annoyed and upset

BTW if you want to join me in e-mailing them to try to get it taken down, PAAR’s contact page is here: http://paar.net/about-paar/contact-us/

mildredbonkinc:

mildredbonkinc:

100% of the time i see this billboard i get annoyed and upset

BTW if you want to join me in e-mailing them to try to get it taken down, PAAR’s contact page is here: http://paar.net/about-paar/contact-us/

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