Tag Archives: sxsw

Wednesday Weigh In: ‘White Male Nerd Culture’ Edition

TweetOver at Salon, Irin Carmon examines the “white nerd male culture” after this week’s #SXSW attempt to diversify led to sometimes awkward results: On Monday, an enthusiastic white man congratulated film blogger and software development manager Malaika Paquiot-Mose for how well she’d done on the South by Southwest panel that had just ended. Inconveniently, Paquiot-Mose [...]
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Ladies who tech at SXSW and beyond

TweetIt’s that time of year where I run off to nerdy spring break in Austin, TX to hang out with geeks and eat breakfast tacos. This year the feminist offerings of SXSW are extensive–the conference just gets more and more progressive every year. If you are going to be at SXSW try some of these [...]
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Punk band Screeching Weasel breaks up after frontman punches two women at SXSW

Tweet *Trigger warning.* Ah, South by Southwest. The two week-long interactive conference and festival is well known for its music, technology, film, parties, and….violence against women?! Sigh. Last week during a show at SXSW last week, Screeching Weasel frontman Ben Weseal (real name Ben Foster) punched two female audience members in the face. And late [...]
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