Tag Archives: Technology

Is Facebook enabling eating disorders?

TweetA new survey has found that Facebook might be enabling eating disordered thinking and behaviour. The survey, conducted by The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt in Baltimore, suggests that the omnipresent and seemingly omnipotent social media site “is influencing body image and hyper-awareness of body size.” The CED surveyed 600 Facebook users between [...]
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Ladies who tech at SXSW and beyond

TweetIt’s that time of year where I run off to nerdy spring break in Austin, TX to hang out with geeks and eat breakfast tacos. This year the feminist offerings of SXSW are extensive–the conference just gets more and more progressive every year. If you are going to be at SXSW try some of these [...]
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Wednesday Weigh-In: What do you want from an Equal Pay App?

TweetLast week, the Obama Administration launched the Equal Pay App Challenge, inviting software developers to help women ensure that they’re being paid fairly. I’m excited to see what developers come up with. In my mind, there are so many ways that technology could help women achieve pay equity. The app could publish a list of [...]
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Smartphone internet policy gap widens digital divide

TweetWhenever we talk about online feminist activism, the digital divide is brought up. And understandably! If feminism moves online, anyone who is not in our spaces–anyone who may not have access to the internet–loses out. Vanessa mentioned this in the What We Missed yesterday, but I think it deserves a more airtime, especially since our [...]
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Apple’s Siri is suspiciously clueless about reproductive health

TweetIt seems the iPhone’s new interactive app Siri isn’t all that helpful when it comes to women’s health. Here are the answers that a commenter at the Abortioneers got to some pretty basic questions. Q: I am pregnant and do not want to be. Where can I go to get an abortion? “I’m really sorry [...]
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