Tag Archives: media representation

Chart of the Day: Google’s Doodles

TweetOr should we say dude-les? (Ugh, sorry, couldn’t resist.) Fully 62 percent of the Google doodles in the last few years have been white dudes, according to a report released by SPARK Movement today.  Tweet
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TIME’s Person of the Year reminds us that women don’t matter

Tweet TIME Magazine announced its shortlist for Person of the Year today. Fun fact: since TIME started Man of the Year in 1927  (they un-gendered the title in 1999, only 24 years after they dubbed “American Women” Man of the Year), only four individual women have won the title, two of them women of colour. [...]
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The perils of representing rape

TweetLast week, Rehtaeh Parsons died from injuries sustained when she hanged herself in her bathroom. A year and a half earlier she had been gang-raped, images from the assault had been circulated, and she’d been ceaselessly harassed. A few days later the police arrested three teens for raping and then distributing photos of Audrie Pott, [...]
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The Associated Press drops “illegal” from immigrant

Tweet In a stunning victory for immigration advocates, the Associated Press Stylebook, the bible of grammar and style for journalists in the U.S., will no longer describe people who live in a country illegally as “illegal immigrants.” The reasoning is one that activists have been making for years, with campaigns such as “Drop the I-Word”: [...]
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This week in race and technology: My daughter’s face is 97% Korean!

TweetA few weeks ago, Jamelle Bouie wrote a story for The Magazine about the lack of racial diversity in Silicon Valley, and the media that cover it. One excerpt: [I]t’s important to recognize the barriers to entry that exist in [technology media], or put differently, the ways in which the obvious path doesn’t always work for people [...]
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