#manel

This bingo card of excuses for not having more female speakers dates back to 2012 (thanks, genderavenger) but the  and hashtags are just now starting to take off.

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Female Conference Speaker Bingo: Because making excuses is way easier than making progress

There was also a Tumblr thing, and various articles on “implicit bias” and lists of women experts., and pledge for dudes not to appear on manels.

And BBC News now calls it a “manel”, so I guess that part is official, in spite of the snotty tags on the WP article.

genderavenger-iconHmm, @genderavenger is on Twitter.

 

But wait, what’s this, manel is a VERB???!?  NO. That’s just going too far.

so-you-think-you-can-manel

 

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