Susan Hinton and I covered the gambit of growing up and playing in the tech field as a female. I’m discovering that it takes a great deal of bravery and self-care to get involved in an industry that’s not always that welcoming. This interview really is a must-watch. Not just for women; but for anyone who cares about our society and where it’s headed. I asked Susan about her school experiences, how it feels to interact online as a female, her definition of feminism, and much more. Her responses offer a great deal of insight and hope for a future of diversity in technology.
NOTE: This is the first time I used G+ to record a hang-out; never again. The first 45 seconds are a litle rocky and there are a few sound issues here and there. The tech-muck is mimimal and it’s a must watch interview.
In the video, Susan offered to send me a list of resources. She did just that. Here’s what she sent . . .
- Girl Develop, Vanessa Hurst: http://vanessahurst.com/
- Anita Sarkeesian, producer of Tropes vs Video games: http://www.feministfrequency.com/
- Sarkeesian’s TEDx Women talk on her harassment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZAxwsg9J9Q
- Asher Wolf: http://www.theguardian.com/profile/asher-wolf
- Refining Body Image: http://redefiningbodyimage.tumblr.com/
- Study about gender bias in paper critiquing: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/unofficial-prognosis/2012/09/23/study-shows-gender-bias-in-science-is-real-heres-why-it-matters/
- Another study, this time in student papers: http://www.csudh.edu/ccauthen/575S12/haswell-haswell.pdf
- Girls in Tech Las Vegas: http://www.meetup.com/Girls-in-Tech-Las-Vegas/
- Other Tech Women to Follow: @LeenaVanD, @andreagrimes, @amirightfolks
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