Tag Archives: Technology

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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The Academic Feminist: Virginia Eubanks on Feminism, Technology, and Activism

TweetWelcome back, Academic Feminists! This month’s interview features Virginia Eubanks, who teaches in the Department of Women’s Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY. Virginia is the author of Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age, and the cofounder of two grassroots community organizations focused on making technology serve social and [...]
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Speaking of rape jokes…

Tweet*Trigger warning* I appreciate all of the conversation happening around LOLZRapeGate2012. I really do. Never has there been such a potent mix of characters – somehow strange and stereotypical — thrown into the same spotlight. Daniel Tosh, bloggers, rapists, Louis CK, Jon Stewart, Sarah Silverman, humorless feminists, and hilarious feminists alike are all finding themselves [...]
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