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Men and Apparitions Dissects A Male Feminist’s Crisis | The New Republic
"MEN AND APPARITIONS: A NOVEL by Lynne Tillman Soft Skull Press, 416 pp.,"
book  review  novel  feminism  gen-x 
april 2018 by tsuomela
Wages for Housework | AK Press
"Throughout the 1970s, the Wages for Housework movement developed an analysis of women’s reproductive labor, “housework” broadly conceived, as a primary site for mobilization. Silvia Federici was a cofounder of the movement, working within the New York Wages for Housework Committee from 1972 to 1977. Here Federici draws from her personal archive to present the movement through its original documents: notes on discussion sessions, pamphlets, flyers, essays, songs and speeches. What emerges is a portrait of a living struggle, as relevant in our age of austerity as ever, grappling with the question of what is to be done to put an end to the massive quantities of unwaged labor steadily expanding the wealth of the capitalist class while condemning millions to impoverishment and endless work? “Rosie the Riveter had been sent home until she rose up in the feminist and welfare struggles of the capitalist crisis of the 1970s. Undefeated, Rosie took her new conditions of exploitation—the home—as the basis of the fight against patriarchy, capitalism, and the state. Here are the primary sources of that struggle. Between theory and practice lies the leaflet and the pamphlet... Between good ideas on the page and actual deeds in the street lies the slogan, and here they are: ‘Capitalist work cannot liberate us, only the struggle can.’ ‘Class struggle and feminism are one and the same.’ ‘The family is a colony.’ ‘Our uterus is the wheel that keeps capital moving.’ ‘Heterosexuality is a fundamental condition of house-work.’ ‘Prostitution is socialized housework.’ Nothing bougie here whatsoever.” —Peter Linebaugh "
book  publisher  history  feminism  1970s  labor  family 
february 2018 by tsuomela
Re-defining Manhood | Kevin Powell
Interesting for a very different personal story from mine.
feminism  masculinity  toxicity  memoir 
november 2017 by tsuomela
Strange Horizons - Freshly Remember'd: Kirk Drift By Erin Horáková
An interesting essay on the ways that popular culture misremembers Star Trek to make Kirk a reckless womanizer.
television  title(StarTrek)  memory  culture  gender  reader  reception  popular  feminism  criticism 
april 2017 by tsuomela
Unlocking the Clubhouse | The MIT Press
"The information technology revolution is transforming almost every aspect of society, but girls and women are largely out of the loop. Although women surf the Web in equal numbers to men and make a majority of online purchases, few are involved in the design and creation of new technology. It is mostly men whose perspectives and priorities inform the development of computing innovations and who reap the lion's share of the financial rewards. As only a small fraction of high school and college computer science students are female, the field is likely to remain a "male clubhouse," absent major changes. In Unlocking the Clubhouse, social scientist Jane Margolis and computer scientist and educator Allan Fisher examine the many influences contributing to the gender gap in computing. The book is based on interviews with more than 100 computer science students of both sexes from Carnegie Mellon University, a major center of computer science research, over a period of four years, as well as classroom observations and conversations with hundreds of college and high school faculty. The interviews capture the dynamic details of the female computing experience, from the family computer kept in a brother's bedroom to women's feelings of alienation in college computing classes. The authors investigate the familial, educational, and institutional origins of the computing gender gap. They also describe educational reforms that have made a dramatic difference at Carnegie Mellon—where the percentage of women entering the School of Computer Science rose from 7% in 1995 to 42% in 2000—and at high schools around the country."
book  publisher  gender  computer-science  feminism 
january 2017 by tsuomela
Glaciers, gender, and science
Paper has been criticized by global warming denialists as political correctness run amok. "Glaciers are key icons of climate change and global environmental change. However, the relationships among gender, science, and glaciers – particularly related to epistemological questions about the production of glaciological knowledge – remain understudied. This paper thus proposes a feminist glaciology framework with four key components: 1) knowledge producers; (2) gendered science and knowledge; (3) systems of scientific domination; and (4) alternative representations of glaciers. Merging feminist postcolonial science studies and feminist political ecology, the feminist glaciology framework generates robust analysis of gender, power, and epistemologies in dynamic social-ecological systems, thereby leading to more just and equitable science and human-ice interactions."
geography  glaciers  feminism  sts  science  political-correctness  controversy 
march 2016 by tsuomela
DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly: An Information Science Question in DH Feminism
"In 1986, Susan Harding published The Science Question in Feminism in which she suggests that feminism had moved past questioning "'What is to be done about the situation of women in science?'" – or first-wave feminist initiatives — to include more women in the work of science. Aspects of the "science question" that consider the politics underlying epistemologies of "purportedly value-neutral claims and practices" [Harding 1986, 23] resonate for the work (the research, theory, and practices) being done to build information infrastructure in the humanities today — the work that I am defining here as digital humanities work. Reconsidering this work by using the lens of feminist inquiry to understand the concerns common to information science and digital humanities is the perspective I describe here. Specifically, as my title suggests, I am proposing that feminist inquiry can help us articulate and better understand the epistemologies in digital humanities and information science that are shaping the infrastructures we are building and using in the humanities."
digital-humanities  feminism  research 
september 2015 by tsuomela
The Orlando Project
"The Orlando Project is an experiment in the integration of text and technology. It has designed and continues to enhance digital tools to harness the power of computers for critical literary and historical research. The project's constantly expanding and improving storehouse of knowledge about women's lives and writings, the Orlando textbase itself, is rendered uniquely searchable and sortable by its encoding. Its widening of the knowledge base in cultural history goes together with the training and professional development of generations of students."
digital-humanities  project  feminism  literature  women 
september 2015 by tsuomela
Rising Together: A Corrective to Hanna Rosin's "The End of Men" - The Los Angeles Review of Books
"The End of Men and the Rise of Women author: Hanna Rosin publisher: Riverhead pub date: 09.11.2012 pp: 320"
book  review  feminism  gender 
may 2015 by tsuomela
Wikipedia Gamergate scandal: How a bad source made Wikipedia wrong about itself.
"The online encyclopedia chews up and spits out bad facts, and its own policies are letting it happen."
wikipedia  online  editing  culture  crowdsourcing  crowds  bureaucracy  rules  feminism  gamergate 
february 2015 by tsuomela
Jennifer Lawrence And The History Of Cool Girls
Connects Lawrence to Clara Bow, Carole Lombard, and Jane Fonda.
film  history  culture  feminism 
february 2015 by tsuomela
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