Tag Archives: Silicon Valley

Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet New campaign works to humanize horrifying reproductive rights statistics. On Tuesday, activists will gather before the Supreme Court as it takes up two challenges to the contraception coverage mandate and decides whether your birth control is your boss’s business. Tomorrow, join us and repro health advocates for a digital Google Hangout rally! “Birth control is [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet “Most of us [twentysomething women] aren’t scrambling to lock down boyfriends by age 25 — we’re busy building our careers.” A lengthy but important read on the relationship between “dick culture” and “rape culture”. Why I don’t do Christmas. On defending (and critiquing) Beyonce: “She’s not a perfect feminist (none of us are), she [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet What the tech industry has to do with the future of health. We still don’t have a good way of talking about pursuing friendship. The dangerous transphobia of Roald Dahl’s Matilda. “When I fully burned off the anxiety inherited from my mother’s unlived life.” How the rise of men’s rights activists are hurting women and [...]
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Why Twitter’s “woman problem” is about more than identity politics

Tweet In many ways, startup culture has become synonymous with the can-do attitude of a generation. In Silicon Valley, we’re told over and over again, merit trumps all. The well-documented and much-maligned gender (not to mention race and class) gap among those at the top of the Valley’s most lucrative companies is a problem of [...]
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Chart of the Day: The gender gap in Silicon Valley

TweetJust how stark is the gender gap in Silicon Valley? According to Obama’s former technology head honcho Catherine Bracy, reeeeeally bad. Women make just 49 cents for every dollar men make there. Via Mother Jones, here’s a chart that drives it home:   In 2010, 89 percent of California companies that got crucial seed funding were founded [...]
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