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Bookmarks tagged with “equality”

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Why it's time to update our language about bad design patterns by Amy Hupe, content designer.

Why we need to retire the racist term we use to describe bad design patterns, and what to use instead.

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The Gauntlet: Women wanted to fly jets in combat. It would prove the fight of their lives. - Vox

"In the early 1990s, few corners of the military were as misogynistic as the world of fighter pilots. This is the story of the women Navy officers who overcame that culture to fly the formidable F-14."

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Privilege Walk

“The privilege walk exercise that examines the intricacies of privilege in our society. It explores how we enjoy or do not enjoy privileges during our interactions at work and personal life.”

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Digital Public Goods Alliance

"The Digital Public Goods Alliance is a multi-stakeholder initiative with a mission to accelerate the attainment of the sustainable development goals in low- and middle-income countries by facilitating the discovery, development, use of, and investment in digital public goods."

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Black Artist Database

A crowd-sourced list of Black artists on Bandcamp.

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Law Professor Skillfully Handles a “Black Lives Matter” Complaint From Her Students

"For the curious and open-minded, many explanations of what “Black Lives Matter” means and what it doesn’t (e.g. White lives don’t matter) are readily available online. But in terms of pure clarity, it’s hard to beat what Whittier Law School professor Patricia Leary wrote in response to a letter sent to her by an anonymous group of students in 2016."

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Self-Defined

"A modern dictionary about us. We define our words, but they don't define us. Self-Defined seeks to provide more inclusive, holistic, and fluid definitions to reflect the diverse perspectives of the modern world."

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Code with Veni

A newsletter for underrepresented coders...

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Visits to museums and galleries

In 2017/18, 51.4% of White people said they had visited a museum or gallery in the past year, compared with 28.6% of Black people and 37.9% of Asian people.

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Get Paid What You’re Worth to Speak at Conferences

Knowing your value and negotiating smartly are skills worth learning.

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Womansplaining the Pay Gap

I asked the gender editor of The Times to walk us through the details.

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Inventions: You have women inventors to thank for these 50 things

"To compile a list of 50 things people never knew were invented by women, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed over a dozen news reports and historical articles on inventions, both by men and women, that changed history."

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The Secret History of Women in Coding - The New York Times

As a teenager in Maryland in the 1950s, Mary Allen Wilkes had no plans to become a software pioneer — she dreamed of being a litigator.

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Web components still need to be accessible

Eric Bailey explains why developers need to consider accessible web components in their work, and not to needlessly reinvent the wheel.

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Being the help you wish you'd had

"I’ve been a mentoring junior developers for 3 years and I’d like to share with you some of the amazing things that I’ve learnt from teaching."

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How To Kill Your Tech Industry

"In World War II, Britain invented the electronic computer. By the 1970s, its computing industry had collapsed—thanks to a labor shortage produced by sexism."

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This ain’t no anecdote - it pays to be diverse in UK tech - Tech Nation

"I’ve been exploring what ‘good’ corporate governance looks like in UK tech. In our latest piece of research, it’s clear that having a gender diverse and internationally-mixed board leads to better financial outcomes. With diversity in the tech industry notoriously poor, this research shows there is a huge economic incentive and opportunity in its promotion. With diversity in tech showing little sign of improvement in recent years, what can be done to move the dial?"

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Your Community Site is Not a Government

It’s time for these guys to stop playing pretend politics and admit that they’re not presidents, their sites are not countries, and we are not their citizens. They are caretakers of com…

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Disability Tek - Help others with a disability access technology by sharing how you use it.

Disability Tek offers a platform for sharing information about technology for people with disabilities. Join our community today.

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How to talk about gender at events

I love what I do, and I love talking about it. I’m lucky enough to be able to speak about it publically on a reasonably regular basis, but there’s one thing that makes me feel deeply uncomfortable at conferences - and that’s how they talk about gender. Most studies of tech conferences seem to estimate…

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Taking a stand VS making a joke

"When much of the discussion on Twitter is political, it’s easy to see why, as a social media manager for a brand, you might feel like you should jump in too. But thinking is easy and writing is hard. Twitter doesn’t give you many characters to play with, nuanced conversation is almost impossible. Things spread and get shared in places you can’t reach, you’ll never have the last word."

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The Silence of Crowds – John Hill – Medium

The best communities aren't the ones that never have problems with "bad things". They're the ones that don't ignore them, or excuse them

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My Internet Mea Culpa

My Internet Mea Culpa "I’m sorry I was wrong. We all were."

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Airbnb Debuts A Toolkit For Inclusive Design

Working with media startup News Deeply, Airbnb has created questions for designers to ask themselves if they want to check their biases.

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Web Content Accessibility Guidelines—for People Who Haven't Read Them

Alan Dalton takes a detailed look at WCAG on this UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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What technology can do for Africa

TO FLY NORTH from Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), is to look down on a country that has become hell. The dark shadow cast by the UN helicopter passes over mile after empty mile of green, fertile land.

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Alex: Catch insensitive, inconsiderate writing

Whether your own or someone else’s writing, alex helps you find gender favouring, polarising, race related, religion inconsiderate, or other unequal phrasing.

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A Dao of Product Design

Encourage people to shine in their brilliance, but make sure your product also helps them avoid being petty or awful.

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Understanding disabilities and impairments: user profiles

A set of profiles highlighting common barriers users face when accessing digital services and tips for designing services everyone can use.

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How the tech sector could move in One Direction

Fantastic talk on fandom, inclusivity, and One Direction.

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Product Management is Culture Management

"Product management has two diversity problems. The first one is well-acknowledged: our industry must have more women, other ethnicities, and better representation from LGBTQIA. The second is more subtle: in those instances when we do achieve diversity, and especially cross-cultural diversity, we are unable to handle it."

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We've studied gender and STEM for 25 years. The science doesn't support the Google memo.

These are some issues that males simply do not have to face. The "anxiety gap" exists for a reason, and it is not about biology.

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