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Being an Effective Male Ally

Being an Effective Male Ally

What does it mean to be an "ally"? Why do we need them? Join Etsy's Toria Gibbs and Ian Malpass to learn about being an effective male ally to women in tech. We'll provide an overview of the principles of feminism and offer practical steps that can be taken to curb unconscious bias and be effective allies to women in the workplace.

This event is being run in conjunction with Coding Grace.


Toria Gibbs

August 11, 2016

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  1. Being an Effective Male Ally Toria Gibbs @scarletdrive Ian Malpass

    @indec Aug 11, 2016
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  3. Feminism 3 “Feminism is the radical notion that women are

    people.” - Marie Shear
  4. Intersectional Feminism 4 Women can also be members of other

    marginalized groups
  5. Privilege 5 You’ve got it

  6. © 1982 NEA, Inc. http://www.reelclassics.com/Actresses/Ginger/ginger-article2.htm

  7. Patriarchy 7 Male-dominated power structures

  8. Unconscious Bias 8 Literally everyone is a little bit sexist

  9. © 2015 BBC http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-34910954

  10. Microaggression 10 “You’re too pretty to be a developer.” “You’re

    really good at football for a woman!” “Going out with the guys tonight; leaving the old ball and chain at home.”
  11. Ally 11 Use your privilege to help non-privileged folks

  12. via OutFront Minnesota http://www.outfront.org/strategicplan

  13. BUT HOW??? 13

  14. 14 • Power and authority • Access • Amplification •

    Modeling • Teaching What do allies offer us?
  15. 15 10 Steps to Being an Effective Male Ally

  16. Educate yourself http://codeascraft.com/2016/08/10/recommended-reading-for-allies/

  17. Expand your network

  18. Listen and believe

  19. Notice the small stuff

  20. Teach others

  21. Amplify women

  22. Recruit women Stop blaming the pipeline

  23. None
  24. Model good work/life balance

  25. Let women lead

  26. Show up Don’t expect a cookie

  27. Thanks!

  28. Acknowledgements Sara Gorecki Lauren Sperber Katie Sylor-Miller Lara Hogan Maggie

    Zhou Vicky Lee Katherine Daniels Caoimhe Cooney Jennie King Niamh Donnelley Amy Dyer Kate Higham
  29. Sources “Lower wages for the same work; overall lower wages

    in industries dominated by women.” http://www.payscale.com/data-packages/gender-pay-gap “Diverse teams with diverse perspectives build better products.” https://hbr.org/2016/04/were-making-the-wrong-case-for-diversity-in-silicon-valley “Reporting discrimination can negatively impact your career.” https://www.tnwinc.com/2600/retaliation-rise-reporting/ “We tend to significantly overestimate the actual amount of time women spend talking.” http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20131112-do-women-talk-more-than-men http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0142716400008882
  30. Sources “OS contributions by women are accepted at a lower

    rate when their gender is known.” https://peerj.com/preprints/1733/ “The pipeline problem is somewhat correct, but entirely misleading.” https://medium.com/tech-diversity-files/if-you-think-women-in-tech-is-just-a-pipeline-problem-you-haven-t-be en-paying-attention-cb7a2073b996 “Women earn 18% of CS degrees today, but earned 37% of CS degrees in 1984.” http://www.computerworld.com/article/2474991/it-careers/women-computer-science-grads--the-bump-before- the-decline.html
  31. Women to follow on Twitter Atefeh Riazi @UN_CITO Camille Fournier

    @skamille Cate Huston @catehstn Erica Joy @EricaJoy Kimberly Bryant @6Gems Lara Hogan @lara_hogan Reshma Saujani @reshmasaujani Vanessa Hurst @DBNess
  32. Introductory feminism • http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Feminism_101 • http://www.xyonline.net/content/feminism-101-helpful-hints-dudes • https://www.amazon.com/Feminism-Everybody-Passionate-bell-hooks/dp/0896086283 (book) Why

    do we need feminism? Analogies on privilege • https://medium.com/@nkkl/ride-like-a-girl-1d5524e25d3a • http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/05/15/straight-white-male-the-lowest-difficulty-setting-there-is/ On allyship • http://www.guidetoallyship.com/ • http://www.fastcompany.com/3046555/strong-female-lead/the-tricky-and-necessary-business-of-being-a-male-advoc ate-for-gender-equ • http://www.shakesville.com/2013/04/on-fixed-state-ally-model-vs-process.html Suggested Reading
  33. Suggested Reading Studies, reports • https://www.ncwit.org/resources/women-tech-facts-2015-16-update • https://www.ncwit.org/resources/male-advocates-and-allies-promoting-gender-diversity-technology-workplaces • https://www.amazon.com/Unlocking-Clubhouse-Women-Computing-Press/dp/0262632691

    Opinion pieces, personal experiences • https://modelviewculture.com/pieces/diversity-for-sale • https://medium.com/the-web-we-make/the-year-i-didnt-retweet-men-79403a7eade1 • https://medium.com/@colmdoyle/families-and-tech-companies-c672d7db0f5 • http://qz.com/659196/i-had-so-many-advantages-and-i-barely-made-it-pinterests-tracy-chou-on-sexism-in-tech/ • http://www.newstatesman.com/laurie-penny/on-nerd-entitlement-rebel-alliance-empire • https://byrslf.co/the-women-in-tech-movement-is-victim-blaming-bullshit-1861e6fffedf • http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/12/08/tech-s-male-feminists-aren-t-helping.html
  34. Suggested Reading Blogs, magazines • https://geekfeminism.org/ • https://modelviewculture.com/ Other fun

    stuff • http://arementalkingtoomuch.com/ • https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLn4ob_5_ttEaA_vc8F3fjzE62esf9yP61 (via https://feministfrequency.com) • http://ncase.me/polygons/