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Gender, race and social change in tech; Moira Weigel on the Internet of Women, Part Two

Tech ethics can mean a lot of different things, but surely one of the most critical, unavoidable, and yet somehow still controversial propositions in the emerging field of ethics in technology is that tech should promote gender equality. But does it? And to the extent it does not, what (and who) needs to change? In this second of a two-part interview “On The Internet of Women,” Harvard fellow and Logic magazine founder and editor Moira Weigel and I discuss the future of capitalism and its relati...
Tags: Apps, Diversity, Government, Media, Personnel, Policy, Social, Startups, Talent, TC, Venture Capital, Metoo, Capitalism, China, Discrimination, Elon Musk

On the Internet of Women with Moira Weigel

“Feminism,” the writer and editor Marie Shear famously said in an often-misattributed quote, “is the radical notion that women are people.” The genius of this line, of course, is that it appears to be entirely non-controversial, which reminds us all the more effectively of the past century of fierce debates surrounding women’s equality. And what about in tech ethics? It would seem equally non-controversial that ethical tech is supposed to be good for “people,” but is the broader tech world and i...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Media, Sexism, Government, Women, Elizabeth Warren, Social Media, Tech, Diversity, Logic, Policy, Hillary Clinton

Omarosa On Trump Camp Pay Discrimination Suit: ‘A Lot Of Women’ Will Come Forward

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman predicted on Tuesday that “a lot more” women will come forward as she and other women who worked as Trump campaign staffers sue President Donald Trump for pay discrimination. Omarosa filed to join a lawsuit on Monday alleging that the 2016 Trump campaign had paid its female staffers 20% less than their male counterparts who were doing the same job. During an appearance on MSNBC on Tuesday, the former reality TV star said she had been getting pa...
Tags: Misogyny, News, Sexism, White House, Time, Pay Gap, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Trump, Omarosa, Trump Campaign, Cristina Cabrera, Omarosa Manigault Newman, TV Clip, Alva Johnson, Omarosa On Trump Camp

Years of disturbing homophobic posts written by WWE star Lars Sullivan just resurfaced

Lars Sullivan is a professional wrester and one of the hottest acts in the WWE's SmackDown series at the moment. He's also a total bigot.
Tags: Sexism, Life, Lifestyle, Racism, Homophobia, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Antigay, Wwe, Bigot, Lars Sullivan

Stephen Moore Wants A ‘Statute Of Limitations’ On ‘Saying Stupid Things’

Stephen Moore doesn’t know why people are so hung up on his old articles. When asked about his past misogynistic comments, Stephen Moore asserted on Tuesday that there should be a “statute of limitations on saying stupid things.” President Donald Trump’s former pick for the Federal Reserve Board appeared on MSNBC Tuesday afternoon, during which anchor Ali Velshi asked Moore whether he thought his columns disparaging women contributed to his nomination withdrawal. Moore claimed that amid the “...
Tags: Misogyny, News, Sexism, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Moore, Stephen Moore, Federal Reserve Board, Ali Velshi, Cristina Cabrera, TV Clip

In Column, Moore Went On Screed Against Female Athletes, Women Voting

Stephen Moore, President Donald Trump’s likely pick for the Federal Reserve Board, has aired his sexist views extensively in columns for the National Review on subjects from voting to women’s basketball. Moore has already bumped up against a number of obstacles since Trump floated his name, including widespread derision from economists who see him as unqualified, a spat with the IRS and past critiques of Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. His old writings are coming under renewed scrutiny now, espec...
Tags: News, Sexism, Sports, Cnn, Cbs, Ncaa, Donald Trump, Irs, Trump, Fed, Moore, Bonnie, Herman Cain, Stephen Moore, Federal Reserve Board, Jerome Powell

Misogyny at Microsoft, Farscape, and the New Airpods: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s April 2019—and perhaps the month that will later be known as the dawn of the Age of Fungus. A concerning report in the New York Times this weekend detailed how multiple strains of Candida auris, a drug-resistant species of pathogenic fungus, have quietly spread across the globe. The Centers for Disease Control…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Transportation, Facebook, Science Fiction, Astronomy, Space, Japan, New York, Science, Technology, Movies, Microsoft, Labor, Climate Change, Drugs

German Government Spends $450,000 On A Bold Cycling Safety Campaign, But Not Everyone Likes It

$450,000. That’s how much the German transport ministry is reported to have spent on a bold cycling safety campaign. The ads from the country’s transport ministry carry the slogan “Looks like shit. But saves my life.” One of the biggest names in the advert is Alicija Köhler, a competitor in the gameshow Germany’s Next Topmodel. Like the other models, she’s wearing only a colored helmet and a lacy... Source
Tags: Design, Safety, Sexism, Germany, Advertising, Bicycle, Inspirations, Alicija Köhler

CERN Drops Italian Scientist Who Complained About Women in Physics

Last September, Italian physicist Alessandro Strumia gave a bizarre lecture at CERN in which he argued—to an audience of young women scientists—that women are less qualified to conduct physics than men. On Thursday, CERN officially severed its association with Strumia.Read more...
Tags: Gender, Science, Sexism, Cern, Alessandro Strumia

Talking Tech, Gender, Pleasure and Politics With Lora DiCarlo’s Founder

"Hold the phone, did you just call women's sexual health and wellness 'profane?'"
Tags: Politics, Design, Interviews, Sex, Sexism, Tech, Ces, Feminism, Nsfw, Lgbtq, Sex Toys, Tech Industry, Inclusivity, LGBTQ Community, Pleasure Objects, Lora DiCarlo

Snap Reportedly Settled With Multiple Female Employees Who Said Layoffs Targeted Women

Two cost-cutting rounds of layoffs affected hundreds of Snap employees last year beginning in March. While the company, which owns Snapchat, maintains that the majority of these employees were men, a greater number of employees across some teams who worked directly with the company’s top brass and were laid off were…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sexism, Snapchat, Discrimination, Snap Inc, Sexism In Tech

Morning Docket: 02.05.19

* Another woman alleges Morrison & Foerster held back her career by placing her on a "mommy track." These Mofos. [American Lawyer] * Ty Cobb thinks Robert Mueller is "an American hero" underscoring why Cobb's no longer running the president's defense. [ABC News] * Being no fools, Team Cohen tried to secure a pardon before finally deciding to cooperate with the government. [WSJ] * Jane Mayer reports that Trump ordered his underlings to block the Time Warner deal in an effort to punish CNN for ...
Tags: Law, Time Warner, Sexism, Government, Cnn, Mergers and Acquisitions, Bail, Donald Trump, Abc News, Mariah Carey, Courthouse News Service, Trump, Jane Mayer, Michael Cohen, Cobb, Morrison & Foerster

Morning Docket: 03.05.19

* Another woman alleges Morrison & Foerster held back her career by placing her on a "mommy track." These Mofos. [American Lawyer] * Ty Cobb thinks Robert Mueller is "an American hero" underscoring why Cobb's no longer running the president's defense. [ABC News] * Being no fools, Team Cohen tried to secure a pardon before finally deciding to cooperate with the government. [WSJ] * Jane Mayer reports that Trump ordered his underlings to block the Time Warner deal in an effort to punish CNN for ...
Tags: Law, Time Warner, Sexism, Government, Cnn, Mergers and Acquisitions, Bail, Donald Trump, Abc News, Mariah Carey, Courthouse News Service, Trump, Jane Mayer, Michael Cohen, Cobb, Morrison & Foerster

Attorney In Hot Water After Referring To A Judge As A Succubus

The appeals court is having none of this BS.
Tags: Law, Sexism, Small Law Firms, The Jabot, Benjamin Pavone

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Anti-trolling tricks, stunning still lifes, smart fabrics and more from around the internet Gomi’s Plastic Waste Speaker Made from plastic waste (like bags and bubble wrap), Gomi’s portable speaker is a thoughtful and practical solution to traditionally non-recyclable plastic pollution. With sourced materials from local food wholesalers, each speaker is crafted from roughly 100 plastic bags, and the clever design allows for the speaker to …
Tags: Photography, Design, Sexism, Films, Rotten Tomatoes, Portraits, Sicily, Plastic Waste, Fabric, Linkaboutit, Link About It, The North Face, Zines, Goth, Gomi, Ikebana

Rotten Tomatoes’ Anti-Trolling Efforts

Before viewers get a chance to see Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers take on Ben Mendelsohn’s villainous Talos in the hotly anticipated Captain Marvel film, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes is in the midst of its own battle… with trolls. As this latest Marvel feature began to suffer at the frequently misogynistic hands of the anonymous internet long before its release (a woe that afflicted the last …
Tags: Design, Movies, Internet, Sexism, Films, Marvel, Tech, Rotten Tomatoes, Trolls, Ben Mendelsohn, Film Reviews, Linkaboutit, Brie Larson, Talos, Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel

Rotten Tomatoes Is Changing Its Audience Rating System Because of Trolls

Even though the general public has not yet had the chance to see Captain Marvel, that didn’t stop trolls from preemptively trashing the film on Rotten Tomatoes in what can only be described as an sexism-fueled attempt at convincing people that a movie about a female superhero couldn’t possibly be good. Now, the…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Harassment, Science, Sexism, Rotten Tomatoes, Trolls, Captain Marvel, Star Wars Episode Ix

Pro Tip: Don’t Call The Prosecutor You’re Facing A ‘Little Girl’

Unless you're facing Dougie Anne Howser, Esq., stop calling professional women girls.
Tags: Law, Sexism, Legal Ethics, Small Law Firms, The Jabot, Clifford Woodards II, Heather Washington, Dougie Anne Howser Esq

Don't Be a 'Reply Guy'

When I first started writing on the internet (for the now defunct xoJane) my comments sections and Twitter mentions were mostly filled with wonderful, supportive women and non-binary people. There would be the occasional angry man in my inbox, but writing about food for a woman-focused website meant I didn’t deal…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Sexism, Social Media, Lifehacks, Never Tweet, Don, Reply Guys

“Splendid Sonority and Vivid Expressiveness”: The Theremin before Sci-Fi

Most people who haven’t heard of the theremin have heard it, usually in old science fiction movies like The Day the Earth Stood Still (or spoofs like Mars Attacks). The instrument has a reputation as an oddball, by virtue of its unusual method of playing without touch (players control pitch and volume by moving their arms in proximity to two antennae), its notoriously slippery chromatic sound, and its association with all things alien and strange. launch gallery Yet the instrument was popula...
Tags: Hollywood, Nbc, Sexism, Religion, Women, Articles, Culture, Electronic Music, Paul Robeson, Columns, Ludlow, Cage, University Of Wisconsin, John Cage, Bach, New York Philharmonic

Apple, Google Both Hosting Saudi Government App That Lets Men Track Women, Restrict Their Travel

Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store both continue to host a Saudi government app, Absher, that allows men in the country to track their female relatives’ movements and restrict their travel.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Apps, Science, Technology, Human Rights, Sexism, Saudi Arabia, Play Store, App Store, Absher

Science of Sex: Sexual Harassment in the Field of Sexuality Research

After a hiatus last month, I am back with another installment of Science of Sex. As soon as I read a recent entry in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, I knew I had to write about it. Titled “Sexual Harassment in the Field of Sexuality Research,” this submission is a guest editorial from Drs. Debby Herbenick and Sari M. van Anders along with Lori A. Brotto, Meredith L. Chivers, Sofia Jawed-Wessel, and Jayleen Galarza. You might recognize some of these names from a previous Science of Sex post in ...
Tags: College, Sexism, Time, Sexual Harassment, Lori, Debby Herbenick, Science of Sex, Brotto, Sari M van Anders, Brotto Meredith L Chivers Sofia Jawed Wessel, Jayleen Galarza, Kinsey Institute Along

Outsmarting the Auteur: Reassigning Power in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Marnie'

None Is Alfred Hitchcock's 1964 film, Marnie a sex story? a mystery? a detective story? a romance? a story of a thief? a love story? The many questions posed in the trailer are curiosities that film scholars and audiences continue to grapple with to this day, over 50 years since a release that saw Hitchcock's Marnie greeted with poor box office returns and widespread bewilderment from critics. As mirrored in Film Society Lincoln Center's 35mm screening of the film this past September, it has be...
Tags: Feature, Misogyny, Music, Hollywood, Crime, Drama, Sexism, America, Netflix, Mystery, Baltimore, Alfred Hitchcock, Wood, Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Mark

Adam Levine’s Super Bowl Nipple Reveal Prompts Backlash

Maroon 5's Super Bowl halftime performance highlighted for some viewers how male and female nipples are treated differently in life.
Tags: News, Sexism, Feminism, Adam Levine

Without Her Robe, Female Judge Was Often Mistaken For Assistant

Assumptions like this only contribute to sexism in the legal profession.
Tags: Florida, Law, Sexism, Courts, Women's Issues, Quote Of The Day, State Judges, The Jabot, Brownwyn Miller

Florida Attorney Claims Offensive Ad Is The Result Of Hackers

Sexism masquerading as an attorney advertisement.
Tags: Florida, Law, Sexism, Small Law Firms, Lawyer Advertising, The Jabot, Albert Sauline

Bonkers Post Making Up Stuff About Female Microsoft Developer Advocate Backfires Big Time

The tables turned big time on a supposed software developer posting under the identity “Tee Medlin” on Friday after he sent an Instagram post accusing Microsoft senior cloud developer advocate Chloe Condon of stalking him at a conference—something that never occurred—and other social media users quickly discovered…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Pinterest, Instagram, Microsoft, Sexism, Oops, Social Media, Plagiarism, Sexual Harassment, Chloe Condon

Biology Lab Strips James Watson of All Honorary Titles After 'Reprehensible' Race Remarks

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has stripped James Watson, the 90-year-old Nobel Prize-winning scientist famous for determining the double-helix structure of DNA with his partner Francis Crick in the 1950s based on research conducted by British chemist Rosalind Franklin, of all his honorary titles after the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sexism, Dna, Race, Genetics, Racism, Sexual Harassment, Francis Crick, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory CSHL, James Watson, Rosalind Franklin

Saudi Arabia Will Now Notify Women by Text If They've Been Divorced

Women in Saudi Arabia—who have long been subjected to a litany of misogynistic restrictions on their behavior, including totalitarian male guardianship laws—will soon receive text messages to inform them of changes to their marital status as part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s “reforms” of the country’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Sexism, Saudi Arabia, Sms, Middle East, Texting, Mohammed bin Salman

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