- Georgia Teens Develop App to Document Police Abuse | For Harriet: “Five-O allows citizens to enter the details of every interaction with a police officer. It also allows them to rate that officer in terms of courtesy and professionalism.” (14 August)
- A New Year’s Best Gives Me Thinky Thoughts About Existing Year’s Bests | K. Tempset Bradford: On the forthcoming collection The Year’s Illustrious Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy: “Year’s Bests have been edited by mostly male (all likely cis), maybe all-white editors for years and years. Giving a black woman the editing gig for a new one is a great first step.” (15 August)
- Want to kill creativity of women in teams? Fire up the competition | EurekAlert: “Adding women to a group is a surefire way to boost team collaboration and creativity. But a new study from Washington University in St. Louis finds that this is only true when women work on teams that aren’t competing against each other.” (11 August)
- The reader’s editor on… the online abuse that follows any article on women’s issues | The Guardian: “There seems to be a huge backlash against the Guardian’s increasing coverage of feminist issues, from more frivolous pieces (body hair, sunbathing topless, anything to do with Beyoncé) to pieces on domestic violence, FGM etc.” (10 August)
- #TwitterFail: Twitter’s Refusal to Handle Online Stalkers, Abusers, and Haters |RH Reality Check “What began as a fun way to pass the time and form connections with people online became an exercise in personal fortitude. I open my Twitter client, preemptively wincing at the litany of racist and sexist slurs that usually await me.” warning: harassment, slurs (12 August)
- How the Law Is Standing Up to Cyberstalking | Newsweek: “[US agencies] said they could do nothing, as the crimes were committed in Singapore. The police in Singapore showed no interest, as the crime of cyberstalking did not exist in that jurisdiction. There is no such thing as an international cyberstalking treaty.” warning: harassment, assault (13 August)
- The Numbers Have It: Men and Women Can *Gasp* Like the Same Media! | feminism/geekery: “Putting genres in gender categories and assuming that men won’t watch female leads are erroneous beliefs… assuming the product features well-developed characters of both sexes.” (15 August)
- Apple’s employee diversity report | apple.com: A promotional video, a message from Tim Cook, and some statistics. (13 August)
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