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Pitfalls for Men Talking About Diversity

Lately I’ve been watching more men give talks about diversity. Personally I’m in favour of this, because 1) If women could fix this, we would have by now – making “diversity” a “woman’s issue” is a way of perpetuating the status quo. And 2) there is clearly a subset of men who won’t listen to […]

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Corporate Feminism and Thankless Emotional Labour

I have been using the phrase “Corporate Feminism” to mean Company-Focused Diversity work, typically pipeline based. There have been other uses of this, much of it critique of Sheryl Sandberg including this analysis from a racial perspective.  I don’t think we have an “official” definition and so hope that explains how I am using it here. If you […]

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A BS Metric for “Diversity”

Recently, I got to use the fact that I am a huge art nerd, to help a team I was on. It was awesome, because I actually felt appreciated – and there’s been something of a dearth of that lately, and because it was a showcase of the positive effects of diversity (something we had […]

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GHC13 – What Are You Going to Do Differently?

I have a bunch of posts to write up from GHC last week, which was as usual, awesome. But the question I was interested in people I went with answering was – what are you going to do differently when you get back? For me, it was a reminder about the takeaway I got from […]

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Great Talk from danah boyd at Le Web

Interesting thoughts on visibility, the good and the bad. See her crib sheet here, too.