- Blogging for Geek Feminism, a short history | puzzling.org: Long-time contributor Mary has also released the code that powers the linkspam.
- [Content Warning: Cissexist language of the “women = vagina” variety] GynePunk, the cyborg witches of DIY gynecology | Makery: “The Catalan collective GynePunk wants to decolonize the female body. To this end, it is developing first aid gynecological tools, for socially disadvantaged women, refugees, sex workers. But also for themselves.”
- Nearly Half of Black and Latina Scientists Mistaken for Janitors or Assistants | Sociological Images: “A new survey of 557 female scientists found widespread experiences of discrimination and alienation in the workforce that varied in interesting ways by race.”
- Gold Standard | Popular Science: “So don’t write to me saying I don’t care about science because a poor guy tarnished his own gold star by making a bad, sexist joke and got called out on it. Instead, ask yourself how much you care about science that you’ve allowed the past to supersede the future. Take a long look at the choices that led you to put science before people. Instead of blindly defending an old man with a medal, try to listen and reflect upon yourself and the society that led you to defend him in the first place.”
- The Revolution Has Been Digitized: Explore the Oldest Archive of Radical Posters | Hyperallergic: “The Joseph A. Labadie Collection at the University of Michigan Library announced this month that its posters on anarchism, civil liberties, feminism, labor, and other political movements are online for the first time.”
- [Trigger Warning: Descriptions of abuse] Why did it take so long to ban revenge porn? | Fusion: About the efforts of activists like University of Miami law professor Mary Ann Franks in getting revenge porn banned by corporations and (hopefully) the Government.
- ICANN’t Even: New Internet Standards Could Make Doxing Easier Than Ever | Feministing: “One would think that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which is charged with setting various protocols and standards for the entire internet, would not wish to be complicit in this ongoing disaster. Instead, ICANN is now seriously considering a proposal that could make doxing easier than ever, and act as yet another barrier to equal economic and political opportunity for marginalised groups. ICANN is considering the adoption of unprecedented limits on which kinds of domain registrants can use proxy or privacy services, potentially exposing millions of peoples’ home addresses to the entire internet.” Coalitions of registrars and privacy services providers as well as Namecheap, EFF, and Fight for the Future have popped up to fight against this policy, and ImperialViolet analyzes the responses to ICANN’s public comment period.
- Bree Newsome Speaking on Art, Activism, Science Fiction and Horror @ Spelman | NewBlackMan (in Exile): “Bree Newsome speaks about being an artist & activist and the importance of black science fiction/horror at the Octavia E. Butler Celebration of Arts and Activism” — yes, the same Bree Newsome who took down the Confederate flag! Watch her award-winning short film WAKE.
- [Trigger Warning: Rape] Fitbit data just undermined a woman’s rape claim | Fusion: “It turns out that a fitness tracker can do more to betray you than showing your friends and families you’re a couch potato. It can also undermine your claims about being a victim of a crime.”
- I Challenge You To Support and Signal-Boost Marginalized Voices | K. Tempest Bradford: “I wish that those big platform people would take a minute to look through their last 40 promotion/signal-boosting posts, their last 40 shares on Facebook, their last 100 tweets, and count up how many times marginalized voices get the boost vs people from the dominant culture.”
- What to do if a woman is funny on twitter | Amelia Greenhall: “You have just been sent this link because you explained a woman’s joke to her on Twitter! Or maybe you made her own joke back to her, except not as funny, or derailed her joke by talking about something else, or something similarly well-intentioned but cringeworthy. Whatever the case, we must regretfully inform you that you have almost certainly made her feel insulted, bored, annoyed and/or angry. This is probably not what you wanted.”
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