If you've struggled with addressing loved ones oppressive behavior, might I share with you a term introduced by Black Girls Dangerous (in 2013) http://www.bgdblog.org/2013/12/calling-less-disposable-way-holding-accountable/, and then follow up on a well written article from Everyday Feminism on what it is to call someone in, versus calling them out.
LOVE this approach. Y'all we MUST be curious, we must ask, 'what does this do?' and be willing/able to cultivate the growth of that curiosity. "curiosity-driven research won the prize and brought us new cancer medicines." https://www.wired.co.uk/article/immune-system-cancer
An observation from the summit/conference I'm at right now, the more questions you ask in a session, the more "open to talking" you appear to others. It's going to be a new tactic I do some more studying on at other conferences (where sessions are not single track and thus you have 20-30 folks in the room)
So… (FFS, fuming right now)… an email address IS NOT required to register for Let’s Encrypt certificates but greenlock decided to make it required BECAUSE FUCKING TELEMETRY AND TRACKING PEOPLE.
Don’t do this, people. Just don’t do it.
Not even considering the complexity requiring an email address adds for a piece of personal technology… *smh*
I‘ve disabled it (hackishly) for the time being. And now have to spend more time disabling it properly.
*walks away mumbling*
It's a good day to reflect on how you treat the women in your professional relationships, and how you value the economic and cultural contributions of women, in general and in the workplace.
Consider challenging yourself to work harder to hire and recognize the professional and creative accomplishments of women in your life!
I'm personally celebrating International Women's Day with a bit of women doing business with each other, and I love it.
If you use Slack for work, do you have a slackbot feature enabled that encourages a more inclusive language?
Like what is described here: https://betterallies.com/language/
Today is #blackoutday if you're not familiar with this day, check out @theblckout account (birbsite) for more info. Otherwise, celebrate yourself (if you're black) or your friends (if they're black) and your amazing self or the amazing content that was created by you/them.
If you're white, take a pause on celebrating yourself.
60 Minutes aired a segment about closing the gender gap in technology. Their story focused entirely on Code.org and its male founder as a savior of women in tech, without even a passing mention of Girls Who Code and other women-led orgs in the space.
As a Girls Who Code facilitator for multiple years and a woman in tech, hearing this happened frustrates me.
Thanks to an amazing keynote given at a #c4l19, I am acutely aware of the labor that goes into flagging/reporting inappropriate things and while it doesn't deter me from submitting, with it I also send positive energies for those who have to moderate the submissions that come in (manual or via AI). It'd be great if people could just stop being assholes on the internet.
There is a difference between hatefulness and uncomfortable conversation.
This space gives us all an opportunity to speak and be heard and that, naturally, is going to lead to some streams crossing.
I think the expectation that progress is smooth, strife free and comfortable is not only absurd, but counter to the idea of progress itself.
Growing is just going to hurt sometimes. It's the nature of growing.
If your idea of progress requires your comfort, then you don't really want progress.
Web Systems Engineer.
Woman in tech.
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