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An Open Letter to the Members of the United Brotherhood of the Fraternity of the Y-Chromosome

Gentlemen, we need to have a conversation about feminism, privilege, and ourselves.

On inclusivity and tolerance

Last Wednesday, Elia Schito tweeted from his personal account, apparently referring to gender reassignment surgery:

Gender and cultural bias in the programming world

Almost as soon as it had happened, my Twitter feed was abuzz with the keynote talk that Jacob Kaplan-Moss gave on how the internal mythology of programmer skill distribution leads to excluding and discouraging what must be the vast majority of software engineers. You should watch it, if you haven't:

CNN International romanticizes Cuban poverty

CNN International wrote a piece romanticizing slum tourism in Cuba this morning, lamenting that with the weakening of the US' embargo against Cuba and the inevitable end to that embargo, the timeless 1950's vintage character of Havana will wither away once American investors begin developing and modernizing the island nation. From the article:

Risk calculus, gender, and blame

As outlined with appropriate outrage over at the Frisky Fairy, FetLife, the social networking website for kink and fetish enthusiasts, finds itself in a bit of a firestorm with its members over its complacency or ineptitude at protecting its users' privacy, insofar as such things are possible.