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The Al Capone theory of sexual harassment July 19, 2017

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Fascinating read . . .and reads true from my own experience, too.

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This post was co-authored by Valerie Aurora and Leigh Honeywell and cross-posted on both of our blogs.

We’re thrilled with the recenttrendtowards sexual harassment in the tech industry having actual consequences – for the perpetrator, not the target, for a change. We decided it was time to write a post explaining what we’ve been calling “the Al Capone Theory of Sexual Harassment.” (We can’t remember which of us came up with the name, Leigh or Valerie, so we’re taking joint credit for it.) We developed the Al Capone Theory over several years of researching and recording racism and sexism in computer security, open source software, venture capital, and other parts of the tech industry. To explain, we’ll need a brief historical detour – stick with us.

As you may already know, Al Capone was a famous Prohibition-era bootlegger who, among other things, ordered murders…

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Live! In the Link Age 07.11.17. July 11, 2017

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Thanks for the mention! Today is release day for Face the Change and I’m so excited to share this new work with readers.

 

Going Through The Change: (Menopausal Superheroes #1) July 10, 2017

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Just in time to celebrate the release of book 3 on July 11, a thoughtful review of book 1. Thanks!

The All Night Library

As women enter menopause their bodies go through a lot of changes. They have to deal with such things as hot flashes, itchy skin, mood swings and hormonal imbalances. For the women in Going Through The Change: (Menopausal Superheroes #1) by Samantha Bryant these changes lead to superhuman strength. It all started with four women taking supplements made by Dr. Cindy Liu for their menopause symptoms.

Now we have Linda who has become a man, Helen who can throw fire, Jessica who now flies and Patricia who is bullet proof. None of the women understand why these changes happened and now they’re trying to find Dr. Cindy Lu to get some answers. What they don’t know is Cindy Liu is going through some changes herself and the answers they seek will change their lives forever.

As soon as I saw the cover for this book I thought of it as…

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Twisting the Tropes July 3, 2017

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Thanks for hosting me today. The post looks great!

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Those of us facing the change may be old enough to have been told we don’t discuss such things, but we’re also old enough to have learned to ignore that advice. In fact, we’re at the age where we start rethinking a lot of the commonly assumed ideas we run into everyday. Here today with a whole new look at not only menopause, but also women and superheros, is Samantha Bryant. Welcome, Samantha!

What inspired this book?

My husband and I had just watched a superhero movie. I’m not actually sure which one it was now, but it featured another adolescent hero getting powers alongside hormones. As we often do after we watch a movie, we were walking our dog and talking about the movie. I was kvetching a bit about how young all the characters were and that it was difficult for me to connect with teenage superheroes. I…

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