- See How She Runs: Feminists Rethink Fitness | International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (January): Submissions due 1st April, 2015. “Some of the issues discussed show that there are significant impediments to women’s flourishing associated with fitness talk: fat shaming, body image, the tyranny of dieting, the narrow aesthetic ideal of femininity and how antithetical it is to athleticism, the sexualization of female athletes, women and competition, issues about entitlement, inclusion, and exclusion, the way expectations about achievement are gender variable, the harms of stereotyping. Feminists have begun to interrogate the very assumptions about what constitutes “fitness” in the first place. How is fitness connected to ableism and non-disabled privilege? Sport and fitness provide us with microcosms of more general feminist concerns about power, privilege, entitlement, and socialization.”
- Harassed by Algorithms | Joanne McNeil on Medium (31 December): “accidental algorithmic run-ins happen more frequently, often with startling insensitivity, and with greater potential for emotional distress. […] there is no way to amplify marginalized voices if structural inequality is reflected in our algorithms and reinforced in user pageviews”
- 365 Days of Feminism | mariemeierwilderart (2 January): “The goal of 365 DAYS OF FEMINISM is to present a feminist figure per day during a year from all backgrounds and eras without distinction or ranking. The idea is to show how many women, have worked and are still working for the women rights worldwide and to arouse curiosity about them.”
- Why Do You Fight Accessibility? | this ain’t livin (2 January): “when I see people being resistant to accessibility, I point out the benefits of universal design and the fact that modifications to an environment benefit everyone, not ‘just’ disabled people (though even if it’s a disability-specific modification, it’s still appropriate, worthy, and should be implemented). […] you have situations like city councillors signing off on plans for public buildings with no ramped access, because it doesn’t occur to them that some people in the community (including current and future city employees!) might use wheelchairs, walkers, canes, or other mobility aids that are hard to impossible to maneuver up stairs. You have web designers making pretty, pretty things that look gorgeous and are totally not functional because they’re focused entirely on a specific school of aesthetics, not on the execution and user side of things; they step back and are pleased with their work as an artistic creation, but don’t realise it’s a struggle for users (whether or not they have impairments that could interfere with their ability to navigate the site).”
- Sacagawea (c. 1788-1812) | Awesome Ladies of History (2 January): “Putting some of the most badass women of history in the spotlight. […] Sacagawea was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who was part of the Lewis and Clark Expedition as a guide and interpreter, traveling from North Dakota all the way to the Pacific Ocean between 1804 and 1806.”
- ‘We Are the Future ****’: CyberFeminism in the 90s | Motherboard (20 November): Part 1 of Motherboard’s CyberFeminism series. Part 2 is here. “CyberFeminism: A wave of thought, criticism, and art that emerged in the early 1990s, galvanizing a generation of feminists, before bursting along with the dot-com bubble.”
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