Robin Eisenberg is stoked on skating, sisterhood and Star Trek. Her art is like the best dream we’ve ever had! www.instagram.com/robineisenberg/
„Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) doesn’t have any idea what women and men are — or aren’t — supposed to do. Even when she does encounter other people’s ideas about gender roles, she doesn’t automatically accept them, and she never lets anyone stop her. And the movie goes a step further and argues that it’s not merely little girls all over the world who stand to gain if they can grow up free of the distorting influence of misogyny: a world like that would be liberating and wonderful for men in lots of ways, too.“
Während hierzulande die Diskussion um das Tanzverbot meist dem Distinkionsgewinn dient, sollten wir nicht vergessen, dass anderswo auf der Welt die Verhältnisse so beschissen sind, dass tanzen tatsächlich ein Schritt Richtung Freiheit ist…
„If your image of a computer programmer is a young man, there’s a good reason: It’s true. Recently, many big tech companies revealed how few of their female employees worked in programming and technical jobs. Google had some of the highest rates: 17 percent of its technical staff is female. It wasn’t always this way. Decades ago, it was women who pioneered computer programming — but too often, that’s a part of history that even the smartest people don’t know,“ explains NPR’s Laura Sydell.
In an interview on All Tech Considered, Walter Isaacson, the author of „The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution,“ describes how the women who pioneered the computer revolution have often been left out of the story. In his book, he shares many of their stories, including that of Ada Lovelace, who is widely considered the world’s first computer programmer; Grace Hopper, the inventor of the first compiler and the COBOL programming language; and the female mathematicians who developed programs for the world’s first general-purpose computer, the ENIAC.
„When they have been written out of the history, you don’t have great role models,“ says Isaacson. „But when you learn about the women who programmed ENIAC or Grace Hopper or Ada Lovelace … it happened to my daughter. She read about all these people when she was in high school, and she became a math and computer science geek.“
To listen to Sydell’s interview on NPR, visit http://n.pr/1dK3ZfB — you can also learn more about Isaacson’s book „The Innovators“ at http://amzn.to/1NLLGAO
To introduce children to the woman who invented the first computer program — Ada Lovelace — there are several excellent picture books about her: “Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine” for ages 5 to 9 (http://www.amightygirl.com/ada-lovelace-thinking-machine), „Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science“ for ages 5 to 9 (http://www.amightygirl.com/ada-lovelace-poet-of-science), and „Ada’s Ideas” for ages 6 to 9 (http://www.amightygirl.com/ada-s-ideas)
There is also a new early chapter book about the six women who programmed ENIAC, the first programmable computer, for ages 6 to 8 at http://www.amightygirl.com/women-who-launched-the-computer-age
For a fun way to introduce your Mighty Girl to programming, check out the new game „Code and Go Robot Mouse,“ for ages 5 to 9 at http://www.amightygirl.com/code-and-go-mouse
Another excellent way introduce kids to programming is via new DIY systems that allow you to build real programmable computers on your own such as the „Raspberry Pi Ultimate Set“ for ages 9 and up (http://www.amightygirl.com/raspberry-pi-ultimate-set) and „Piper: Craft A Computer Kit“ for ages 7 and up (http://www.amightygirl.com/piper-craft-a-computer-kit)
‘DIRTY GIRLS’: 13-YEAR-OLD RIOT GRRRLS DON’T GIVE A SHIT WHAT YOU THINK OF THEM, 1996
Fascinating amateur documentary about some spirited and independent-thinking 13-year-old riot grrls who publish their own ‘zine. They’re the outcasts of the school and they just don’t give a shit.
Shot in 1996 by Michael Lucid, when he himself was a high school student, and finished in 2000.
„Sally Nixon is an illustrator living in Little Rock, Arkansas. She graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2013 with a BFA in illustration. She loves drawing girls because they’re pretty and food because it’s the best. Currently, she is in the middle of a 365 day drawing challenge in which she completes one small drawing every day.“
„Jessica Sabogal is an artist that continues to grow with resilience, prosper with purpose, and paint without fear. She seeks to connect the world around us with art that reminds all that women are to be valued, glorified, respected (…).“
Wir empfehlen dringend dieses kurze Portrait über Margaret Killgallen. Margaretes Motive sind voller Liebe zu den Heldinnen, die sie selbst erschuf – ihr Ziel: Den Blick auf Frauen in der Gesellschaft zu verändern. Neben Gemälden kennen wir Margaretes Arbeiten auch von Zügen und Murals. Rest In Peace Sweet Soul.