The team from Lora DiCarlo believes gender bias played a significant role in losing an award for one of their products, a sentiment echoed by other woman-run sex-tech companies. Meanwhile, the company behind the trade show insists the award was a mistake in the first place.
Why does it need to happen? Well, Facebook and Twitter combined with Russian attempts to influence elections are the reason the United States is currently beset by 45, for example, but also because existing laws and regulations were never built for this era.
Lesbians Who Tech has had rockstars all the way down.
You’re almost too gay to write a function.
The lesbian character I tuned in for didn’t make herself lightly known until the show’s final season, but at that point I didn’t even care — I was already enthralled by this smart, progressive fascinating show about the rise of personal computing and the internet with two smart, progressive, fascinating female characters at the helm of it all.
Bingo Love! Lumberjanes! And so much cosplay!
The most resistance-related tech conference I could envision, honestly.
Are you an independent creator of some kind? Do you love independent creators of various stripes? Well here’s how we can fund the creators that make the internet our happy place.
Whether through choices in game design or getting to know other queer attendees, many of us found Train Jam to be an amazing opportunity to express our identities, learn new skills, and build valuable community.
Because you can never have a stable of too many awesome folks making video game videos without the heaping dose of toxic masculinity.
You never have to watch a cis white dude play video games again.
In which Autostraddle tech duo Cee and Chloe revisit Lesbians Who Tech and have loads of thoughts about how it’s grown and where it might grow next.
Are we finally moving past the storytelling phase and into doing real things to combat sexism in the technology industry, or is this Uber fiasco more of the same?
“In the Trump era there’s no room for benchwarmers. Seven out of nine of our representatives are white men in a supposedly progressive state. I think we can find room for a feisty feminist.”
One woman’s account of her sexual harassment in a virtual reality environment begs the question of whether women and other marginalized groups have to just accept violence wherever they go; these developers think they’ve figured out one possible solution.
Politics, Black Lives Matter, Flawed Data, Weed—all were discussed at Lesbians Who Tech, proving that there’s no other technology conference like it.
I felt wave after wave of “I’m not the ONLY ONE. I’m not alone in this industry. There are others like me who go through the same struggles to be accepted in the workplace.”
“Over here, in our tiny corner of the internet, I want us to stand in solidarity with the witch who wouldn’t burn, the one who triumphed in her way over G-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Long Live Zoë Quinn; best of luck as she levels up.”
“[Being a queer woman of color gamer] affects me in wanting to see more representation for queer brown women, it informs my agenda to be seen as the hero, not just the throwaway character, first to get killed or the joke.”
Caroline Sinders chats with us about what it’s like when SXSW cancels a panel about harassment because of harassment.