Tag Archives: Technology

Teens create new app to hold police accountable

Tweet As Ferguson continues to reel after Michael Brown’s death and the police threaten to shoot journalists and tear gas children, three badass teenage coders from Georgia have developed a timely mobile app to hold police accountable. Five-O, created by siblings Ima, Asha, and Caleb Christian, allows users to detail their encounters with police officers and rate them on their professionalism. [...]
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Chart of the Day: 30 percent of Google’s workers are women

TweetAfter resisting for awhile, Google has released data on the gender and ethnicity breakdown of their workforce. Unsurprisingly, the company’s numbers reflect the fact that the tech industry is largely a white man’s world. Only 30 percent of Google’s 46,170 workers worldwide are women, and just 17 percent of its technical employees are women. Over 60 percent are [...]
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PolicyMic creates a feminist version of the Google autocomplete ads and proves why we still need feminism

TweetLast month, UN women put together an ad campaign with autocomplete Google searches for women.  The campaign went viral, because the ads are equally brilliant and depressing. Yesterday, the fab Liz Plank at PolicyMic, put together a similar slide show of images of feminists with autocomplete searches for feminism.  It’s a terrific reimagining of the original [...]
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The Feministing Five: Reshma Saujani

Tweet “We live in a society ashamed of failure.” Those are words from Reshma Saujani, who’s fighting to change that norm and leading by example. She’s founder of Girls Who Code, an organization helping girls in low-income neighborhoods succeed in technology and engineering. She was also the first Indian-American woman to run for Congress, with [...]
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It’s 2013. Let’s end ‘booth babes’ for good

Tweet Woman of the future, when perhaps one can present technology and also simultaneously not be objectified. Scene: It’s the year 2137. The world is doing pretty well. Hoverboards have gone out of style almost as quickly as they came in, surprising a lot of people. UGGs inexplicably live on in popular conceptions of fashion, [...]
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