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danah boyd on gender and

Responding to Clay Shirky’s widely linked rant about women:

We need men as allies, men who both encourage women to speak up and who consciously choose to spotlight women who are talented. But, more importantly, we need men (and anyone with privilege) to consciously and conscientiously account for their own privilege and biases and to actively work to highlight and embrace diverse voices of all kinds. Your interpretation of others is just as (if not more) important in creating change as their efforts to impress you.

Some blog upgrade hiccups pushed this back into my feed reader as an unread item. Worth a read in case you missed it.