Supporting The Ada Initiative, and making more room

People ask me all the time what they can do to help change our culture. How to get more women in F/LOSS, in tech, get more women coding and working with us? I have a suggestion! Please donate to The Ada Initiative! I realy believe that it’s helping, and wil continue to help! Personally I … Continue reading “Supporting The Ada Initiative, and making more room”

Access Sex: panel at SexTech conference

The Access Sex panel on sex education, sexual health, and people with disabilities was just beautiful. Panelists: Cory Silverberg (http://sexuality.about.com/mbiopage.htm), Bethany Stevens (Morehouse School of Medicine), Liz Henry (BlogHer), Jen Cole (GimpGirl) Cory Silverberg opened by asking some questions about who was in the audience. Our audience was full of public health workers and health/sex … Continue reading “Access Sex: panel at SexTech conference”

Talking at ETech this Thursday: DIY for People with Disabilities

I’m going to be speaking at ETech in a couple of days about technology, culture, and disability/access invention. I’m all fizzy with enthusiasm and can’t wait to give the talk and see what people about afterwards! If you’re curious, Here’s the talk description, and I’ll put slides up on Thursday or Friday. Wheelchairs aren’t any … Continue reading “Talking at ETech this Thursday: DIY for People with Disabilities”

SCALE conference: Women in Open Source

I heard about this conference, the Southern California Linux Expo, only because they have a Women in Open Source track. It showed up on my Google Alerts and on several of my mailing lists. Here’s their call for proposals to give talks. Since I’ve never been to the conference I wondered what kind of talks … Continue reading “SCALE conference: Women in Open Source”

HP Magic Giveaway entries so far

Here’s a sampling of the entries I’ve gotten, two days into the HP Magic Giveaway contest: A bunch of folks commented on a review of the G1 Android phone. I am still wondering why there isn’t a pedometer app! But there are lots of other ones I asked for, like a simple compass and a … Continue reading “HP Magic Giveaway entries so far”

In Celebration of Bitchitude

Hat tip to Jo Freeman, aka Joreen, who in the 70s wrote The Bitch Manifesto. I love this manifesto, and reprinted it in the 90s as a xerox booklet which I sent out over the riot grrl zine network. Later I read Jo Freeman’s more academic writing and found her to be an academic writer … Continue reading “In Celebration of Bitchitude”

Translation: Feminismo, by Alfredo Arteaga

This poem is by the Argentinian writer Alfredo Arteaga and was published in 1917 in Antología Contemporánea de poetas argentinos. It is guaranteed to annoy. I stuck it in my anthology of women poets, in Appendix B. This is what our poetisas had to deal with — damning praise, the gist of which is, “Shut … Continue reading “Translation: Feminismo, by Alfredo Arteaga”

Every day is Men's Day

At BlogHer, when Jocelyn Harmon from Marketing for Nonprofits stood up during the keynote panel to ask Carol Jenkins how we can make stories, and news, and politics, more complicated around race, gender, and class, there were women cheering all over the room. Now, we didn’t get deep into that subject but I also didn’t … Continue reading “Every day is Men's Day”

Who are we women bloggers?

We know where we are. But who are we? What are we as a group? Are we a thing? Are we a group? This might sound weird from a feminist anarchist geek. But I had an epiphany at work during a marketing meeting. Gina, our head of sales, was trying to describe to the rest … Continue reading “Who are we women bloggers?”