Via Concurring Opinions we learn that the Yale Information Society Project is hosting a Symposium on Reputation Economies in Cyberspace. Already notable for excluding women from its conferences, despite the fact that women are the majority of Internet users, the organizers managed to put together a list of 20 speakers, of which 16 seem to be male. This despite the obvious raft of gender issues related to this topic, see e.g. this, this, this and this just for starters. I’d like to say this was unbelievable, but unfortunately, it certainly isn’t. The few women they have speaking are absolutely fantastic, but sheesh, four panels, four women, one female speaker per panel – could that be any more tokenizing? And yes, I realize there is one female moderator, but if we add her to the count we have to add the three male moderators too, creating a ratio of 23 men to 5 women participating, or about 17%.
Update: Maybe they would start to “get it” if they read this?