Posts Tagged apple

Navajo language is in, racist language towards Native Americans is out

Things aren’t going so great these days when it comes to representations of Native Americans in mainstream media: the Washington Redskins’ are still refusing point blank to change their very racist name. Jamilah King over at Colorlines points out that, 

“[This] is just one example of how the culture of football is still tied to a deeply problematic American history. For all of its supposed inclusion—the pink breast cancer awareness gear, its growing female fan base, the “It Gets Better” videos—American football is a game founded on and maintained by racial exclusivity. The sport that America loves is much like the the country itself: ostentatious, violent, and for millions, a home. [Team owner Daniel] Synder knows ...

Things aren’t going so great these days when it comes to representations of Native Americans in mainstream media: the Washington Redskins’ are still refusing point blank to change their very racist name. Jamilah King over ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

And while we’re on the topic of inspired dance moves

4th trimester bodies.

I am not sex positive.

The pilgrimage to the Toronto Film Festival.

Qahera, a new Muslim Superhero.

This video from the Fat Experience Project might break your heart.

Hell yeah, Canada!

What about gay grandparents?

bell hooks was right.

Dear Western Saviorists.

Trans women, love, and There Will Come a Day.

A family experiments with living in a slum for a month; this reeks of trouble.

Cities, they’re where it’s at y’all.

Looking at the U.S. through teenager’s eyes: My Hometown Is.

“I am one of America’s unlicensed, untrained illegal abortionists.”

Birth ...

And while we’re on the topic of inspired dance moves

4th trimester bodies.

I am not sex positive.

The pilgrimage to the Toronto Film Festival.

Qahera, a new Muslim Superhero.

This ...

Tech and video game industry sexism: bathroom lines and rape jokes

Apple and Microsoft are both currently throwing big conferences, one for tech industry developers and one to sell video games. The conferences of these two giant companies are giving us an eye into some common-place sexism.

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is currently taking place in San Francisco. Yesterday Dan Ackerman tweeted this photo from the conference, which says a lot about the gender imbalance in the tech industry:

Meanwhile, Microsoft is hosting E3, their annual gaming expo, in Los Angeles. It’s easier for consumers to fight sexism in games than for us to push for the gender dynamics of the tech industry to change, because businesses want to satisfy their customers. Microsoft should want to cater to non-misogynyst gamers, should ...

Apple and Microsoft are both currently throwing big conferences, one for tech industry developers and one to sell video games. The conferences of these two giant companies are giving us an eye into some common-place sexism.

Apple’s Worldwide ...

Apple’s Siri overcompensates for previous abortion ignorance

Remember last week when the world discovered that Apple’s Siri is suspiciously clueless about reproductive health?

It all started with a post at the Abortioneers by someone describing lots of weird, vague, and surprisingly unhelpful answers to some pretty basic questions about repro health, and abortion specifically. In a particularly egregious one, when told, “I’m pregnant and I don’t want to be” Siri reported, “I don’t see any abortion clinics” in an area known to have several.

Then Jill Filipovic wrote a devastating follow up piece calling Siri a “total misogynist” and outlined some additional repro health-related blindspots.

Well, good news for all you abortion-seeking iPhone owners! The responsive folks over at Apple have fixed the problem. In fact, ...