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Search Results: harassment

Essay

Why GitHub’s Unconvincing Investigation Harms Women in Games Development

Two years ago, Julie Ann Horvarth had a simple message for women in software development: Know your stuff, don’t talk about feminism, make great things and you’ll be fine.

Last month, Horvarth had a public about-face, claiming she was bullied out of a job at one of the most prestigious companies in tech – bringing harassment allegations against GitHub that shocked the tech industry. Github founder Chris Wanstrath immediately promised a “full investigation.” He personally apologized to Julie, and said he was “certain that there were things we could have done differently.” The results of the investigation came out yesterday.

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Essay

Greg Rucka Has Something Important To Say About Your Gatekeeping Of Women In Geek Culture

[Editor's Note: With creator Greg Rucka's permission, we're republishing a piece he wrote on his personal blog in its entirety. Some strong language to follow from a husband and father who's fed up. The topic of conversation? The above t-shirt design spotted at WonderCon this past weekend.]

I rarely use this to just blog. I’m going to just blog now, so you can all just ignore this if it’s not to your liking.

Warning. Contents under pressure.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Giant Cardboard Velociraptor With Googly Eyes

We get a lot of emails about Kickstarter campaigns around these parts, but this one—”KitRex: the 3D paper velociraptor that you build yourself!“—caught our eye. Fun tip: Having a campaign that involves dinosaurs and googly eyes never hurts. (Thanks to tipster Amy)

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Essay

Sorry To Burst Your Masturbatory Comic Bubble (No, I’m Not)

[Editor's Note: This piece was originally published on Jill's tumblr, The Bird and the Bat. Trigger warning for language about sexual threats.]

I have a theory on why a small segment of men who read comics send rape threats to women who write about comics. To put it simply, they think we’re destroying their masturbatory fantasies (literal or otherwise).

You may laugh but it’s quite possibly the source of all the hatemongering. They’re under the impression comics are for men. Men only. And the characters therein, specifically the female characters, are there for them to ogle. The mere thought of that being taken away from them is frightening (even though, you know, porn and porn comics!). So frightening they will do anything to stop it. And they think silencing women with threats is the answer.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Terrific Totoro Tattoo

I’m pretty sure I’d never want to wear a shirt with a back again if I had this piece of art by Nika Samarina on my person. (Geek Universe)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Bilbo’s Shire Gel

Well, Tolkien did like to spend a lot of his thinking time in the bath… (Nerd Approved)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Nathan Fillion Pulls A Superhero Movie Damsel Pose With Bruce Campbell

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Things We Saw Today: Avant-Garde Watercolor Wonder Woman

Does this count as cubism? It’s been a long time since Art Appreciation for Non-Majors. (via So Geek Chic, artwork by Adam Lister)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Tech Support Gandalf, Our New Favorite Meme

“Tech Support Gandalf” sprung from the bowels of Reddit when a pic of a Gandalf-garbed Sir Ian McKellen on his MacBook turned up in r/pics. Neatorama has a blank version. Now go meme this mother up.

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Recap

Teen Wolf Recap: Insatiable

I don’t know what I’m writing right now. How am I supposed to recap an episode that DOESN’T EXIST in which there was a very big thing that DIDN’T HAPPEN?

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