This will be a short piece on the strange kind of sexism experienced by Doctor Ben Barres, a transgender man. When he was born in 1954 his gneder assignment was female. At that time there were only two to choose from and the doctors had to give you one or the other. Sometimes there was "minor" surgery to make you fit your assignment. He grew up as a "tomboy."
Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes — ProPublica - https://www.propublica.org/article/secret-border-patrol-facebook-group-agents-joke-about-migrant-deaths-post-sexist-memes
"I'm 10-15": the secret CBP Facebook group full of racism, sexism, and jokes about migrant deaths http://feeds.boingboing.net/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/W_iVWOjPPR8/im-10-15.html #boingboing #authoritarianism #auto_godwins #cbp #customs_and_border_protection #facebook #impunity #lawlessness #praetorian_guard #racism #sexism #xenophobia
Is two enough when photoshopping women into an all-male "tech titans" group shot? http://feeds.boingboing.net/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/SvmO1jgT5IU/is-two-enough-when-photoshoppi.html #boingboing #mistakes #sexism
This is horrific & not getting anywhere near the attention it deserves.
-For companies like Activision Blizzard, Ovia offers its services as a way to lower medical costs and increase productivity. -
"I want them to have a healthy baby because it's great for our business experience," Ezzard said. "Rather than having a baby who's in the neonatal ICU, where she's not able to focus much on work."
By the same author, "24 Survival Tips for Women in Tech"
‘The new trophy wife in tech isn’t the hot young model. It’s the most brilliant, accomplished woman you can get to give up her career to have your kids.’ - a woman who works tech told me this two years ago and it still haunts me. #sexism
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Don’t Forget That Black Womxn Worked To Make R. Kelly Face Consequences
"As this comes to a head and hopefully finally results in R. Kelly receiving real consequences for his crimes, we cannot allow Black womxn and girls to be devalued and forgotten like they have been throughout the entirety of this decades-long ordeal. We need to recognize how the tireless work of Black womxn organizers made this happen."
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"An openly gay federal lawmaker in Brazil who has frequently clashed with the country’s new far-right president said on Thursday that he was giving up his seat because of death threats."
"Last March, Ms. Franco, a councilwoman for the city of Rio de Janeiro, was shot and killed alongside her driver while returning from an event focused on empowering young black women. "
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Libs out here really showing their ass in their chosen defenses of NDT. Look I’m hurt too. I expected better but this idea that lefties should be trusted more and are less likely to engage in sexism or misogynoir because ‘reasons’ is damaging. It puts survivors in this unwinnable position of (1)Having to suffer alone ‘for the cause’ or (2)Come out and be accused of self servingly derailing lefty movements. Women deserve better, Black women deserve better.
After reading stories like https://shawnstruck.blogspot.com/2014/08/open-letter-to-aaron-diaz-stop-hiding.html I decided to handle the female characters in #GliderInk carefully.
First, they are people. They have goals and wants of their own. That's important knowing how dangerous #sexism is in a lot of hackerspaces.
I want them to be varied as well.
#SuzanneTheInventor wants to be considered a person first and doesn't have time for romantic relationships. She wants to be an engineer and be able to adjust the world to her needs.