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  • jlstrecker commented on the blog post Marissa Mayer doesn’t particularly care for feminism   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Feminist movements reduced to a “chip on the shoulder”? Grrrr. And yet… How many other Fortune 500 CEOs would say the same or worse about feminists? Marissa Mayer got asked about it just because she’s a woman. Should we yell at her just because she’s a woman? Has any Fortune 500 CEO ever had anything [...]

  • jlstrecker commented on the blog post Wednesday Weigh In: ‘White Male Nerd Culture’ Edition   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    “How is this panel catering to me and my interests?” “I’m not a part of the group, and I assume that they’re not here to perform for my entertainment, so why am I there?” It’s not all about you. Or rather, you (a white male, I assume) are so accustomed to books, movies, and conference sessions [...]

  • jlstrecker commented on the blog post Wednesday Weigh In: ‘White Male Nerd Culture’ Edition   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    Westley, sorry it’s taken me so long to answer. That’s a really hard (but awesome) question. It’s only in the past few months that I’ve come to acknowledge, and start unlearning, my own racism, so this is kind of a theoretical answer based on slight experience. 1. You have to show that racism is not [...]

  • jlstrecker commented on the blog post Wednesday Weigh In: ‘White Male Nerd Culture’ Edition   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    The easy thing to fix is scheduling. You talked about the “Ask a Sista” panel happening at the same time as the reproductive rights panel — probably some people would have like to attend both. I’ve been to one conference that likes to schedule all the identity-related events for the same time slot — you [...]

  • jlstrecker became a registered member   2 years, 7 months ago · View

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