Tag Archives: Technology

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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Yahoo names Google executive Marissa Mayer as new CEO

TweetYahoo made a major announcement yesterday, naming Google executive Marissa Mayer as their new president and CEO.  Mayer – Yahoo’s fifth CEO in as many years – is one of the most well known women in tech and business and the move came as a huge surprise even though she has a stellar reputation in [...]
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Quick hit: Very few ladies in the Daily Beast/Newsweek Digital Power index

Tweet Your morning dose of sexist #realtalk comes from a new list at the Daily Beast/Newsweek media conglomerate that tries to map out digital power. According to their digital power index–women have almost none. It must be because so few of us even know what an internet is. Oh, wait.  Notable: Zero women are digital visionaries, [...]
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NYT fail: “Men invented the internet”

Tweet Grace Murray Hopper: American computer scientist and U.S. Navy officer, one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer and developed the first compiler for a computer programming language. Pic via Boing Boing. Xeni Jardin at Boing Boing has a great response to this weekend’s New York Times’ piece on Ellen Pao’s sexual discrimination lawsuit against the venture capital firm [...]
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