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Facebook Screws Up a Critical Piece of Its Anti-Revenge Porn Tech
Potential victims are already dealing with the threat of not only a gross invasion of privacy but the loss of autonomy. Giving them the choice on whether or not they are aware of how their photos might be circulated online is a small ask for volunteering their nude photos and putting their trust in a massive corporation.
facebook  revengeporn  women 
11 weeks ago by laurakalbag
To My Fellow White Others -
The white Other still benefits from white supremacy. We face discrimination, trauma, pain, violence, exclusion, but it is not the goal of our societal structures. It is more often a product of it.
feminism  intersectionality  trans  racism  otherness  women 
february 2019 by laurakalbag
Social media trolls and why Periscope is bad news for women everywhere
The most depressing thing about Periscope, the new live video streaming app?
Twitter owns it. That's bad news for women everywhere.
Periscope co-founder Kayvon Beykpour in San Francisco. Photo: New York Times
And Periscope's cofounder has the usual response when asked what the start-up will do about trolling. Let's paraphrase that. We will let users sort their own problems out.
trolls  women  feminism  diversity  indie  indieroundup  notincluded  periscope  twitter 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Consulting Adult: "Misogyny in the Valley"
“Successful” behaviors in corporate America were set by men, based upon how men use their brains and how they interact. Women do not readily fit into the corporate culture created by men, which values only the standards set by them. Alternate models of workplace skills are not yet understood and appreciated. Prevailing thought has always assumed that stereotypical male work behaviors are empirically proven to be winning behaviors.  
women  equality  inequality  technology  industry  approach  indie  indieroundup  4april15  culture 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Applause from the top for Martha Lane Fox's little reforms
“Lane Fox’s analysis is one that naturally leads to liberal reformism. In her view there’s nothing fundamentally wrong with the internet or more broadly in the social context in which it works. It’s just that things have got a little bit out of balance and a bit of funding and effort on the other side of the scales will soon even things out again. And yet this big tech vs. the state analysis is itself way off. The fundamental divide online, as with everywhere else, is between major institutions (whether commercial, state or charitable) and individuals.” By Adrian Short
individual  state  censorship  equality  women  access  internet  indie  indieroundup  4april15 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Want to help prevent online bullying?
“While it took much longer and was much more work for Monica, this is actually how we deal with all negative comment threads. When we clearly show what is and is not acceptable, the tone does change. People who want to share thoughtful comments start to feel that theirs are welcome, and people who want to spew hatred start to realize theirs are not. It may not change people’s reactions, but it does change the sample of voices that chooses to speak up.” on TED
cyberbullying  bullying  comments  censorship  curation  trolls  women  lewinski  indie  indieroundup  4april15 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Why men interrupt women
“Just like mansplaining, manterruption is all about gender politics. The phenomenon reflects the belief that women are worth less, socially, than men, and that their voices are more important.” By S.E Smith on The Daily Dot
technology  diversity  women  genderpolitics  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
On having a totally reasonable amount of self-confidence
While it's good to help someone check whether or not their words may be seeded in impostor syndrome, let's not go so far as to try and convince someone they're suffering from it. We need to remember that naming it on behalf of someone else can diminish the moments when impostor syndrome truly exists.
impostersyndrome  culture  diversity  women  confidence 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
That's What Xu Said : Stop Blowhard Syndrome
My totally reasonable amount of self-confidence is not a syndrome; dudes’ bloated senses of self-worth and the expectations we’ve built around them are. Correct accordingly.
diversity  impostersyndrome  confidence  women  culture 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
International Women's Day: How surveillance is used to assert control
“Surveillance technologies are impersonal in the way they operate but surveillance can be conducted against women to specifically target them as such, whether by an angry lover or an angrier state. Physical and digital surveillance and harassment of women thrives because monitoring others' daily lives is widely accepted as as a legitimate practice or at least 'not that bad' – we do voluntarily forklift loads of our data into social media sites – and because of the overt or implied desire to control women or at least view them as auxiliary to men (see: all of human history).” By Claire Lauterbach on Privacy International
privacy  surveillance  equality  women  corporatesurveillance  indie  indieroundup  13mar15 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
To Truly Change Diversity In Tech, Follow The Money
“Kapor and other diversity-minded investors say that at the investment level, diversity does, in fact, affect the rest of the technology industry. VCs—94% of whom are male and mostly white, according to a Diana Project report—hold a lot of power that isn't being used well enough” By Jennifer Elias on Fast Company
diversity  women  technology  venturecapital  startups  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
Fewer Women Run Big Companies Than Men Named John
“Fewer large companies are run by women than by men named John, a sure indicator that the glass ceiling remains firmly in place in corporate America.” By Justin Wolfers on The New York Times
diversity  women  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
Why are women leaving the tech industry in droves?
“That's a huge problem for the tech economy. According to the industry group, computing jobs will more than double by 2020, to 1.4 million. If women continue to leave the field, an already dire shortage of qualified tech workers will grow worse.” By Tracey Lien on the LA Times.
diversity  women  technology  industry  indie  indieroundup  27feb2015 
february 2015 by laurakalbag

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