I just thought I’d pop back in briefly to share a couple other things I’ve seen lately that seem related to this whole visible and vocal discussion. For instance, via Boing Boing the other day I ran across this fun little tidbit: Lady Gamers Get Voice Changer. (No, I don’t think this is a new concept, but… good lord.)
Then, Louise Alcorn over at Librarian’s Rant shares her thoughts in Not Ready to Make Nice — on a somewhat different subject, but expressing the same sentiments: “Since when have we started again to buy into the idea that women should â€˜make niceâ€™ when they see injustice or idiocy?”
I think a lot of this boils down to just being tired of having the same conversations. I’ve been online for 20 years, and these are the same sorts of discussions that were happening on BBSs in the mid-1980s and early 90s, just now with a bigger critical mass of women, and specific to librarianship. I had a lot more energy for it then than I do now.