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In New Sitcoms "Selfie" and "Manhattan Love Story," Technology and Women Don't Mix

John Cho and Karen Gillan tea up in a new sitcom.  Last Tuesday, I watched two hyped ABC sitcom premieres, Selfie and ... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Who Owns the Internet?

The country is debating rules that could give big companies like Verizon and Comcast much more control over the internet. We look at how why feminists—and anyone who cares about independent media—should care about the... Read more »

An Interview with the Brains Behind the bell hooks Phone Line

Last week, the internet lit up with news of a phone number that would text you back bell hooks quotes. The two creators of the ... Read more »

BitchTapes: 8-Bit Hits

Michelle Sternberger is a chiptune artist—she makes intricate electronic music using retro gaming consoles and 8-bit computers.  To mark the release of a new album featuring her songs, ... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Open Source Feminism

The internet is powered by open source technology—exciting software that's built collaboratively from the bottom-up. But if open source technology is meant to be free and equal, why do men continue to dominate sites like Wikipedia? We investigate with the help of data architect ... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what’s on our radar today! • Here come by the body police: Internet commenters shame pregnant woman about weight lifting. [NYT] • Women make up... Read more »

New Marisha Pessl Pulp "Night Film" Tries to Print the Internet

I never read Special Topics in Calamity Physics. Marisha Pessl, the novel’s then-27-year-old author, loomed too large over it. Or, rather, her photo did. Pessl’s... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Wired

  How are we wired? This episode talks with tech expert Ashe Dryden about why tech industries lose out when they're boys clubs,Code for America fellow ... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Fujitsu's Feminine Laptops, Because Pink and Purple Pens weren't Enough

  Back in August, our web editor commented on the sexism of the “BIC for Her” feminine pen debacle. She opened her blog with the quip: “Thank God I’m... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Ada Lovelace, First Computer Programmer

Lady Ada King, Countess of Lovelace—better known as Ada Lovelace—described herself as an analyst and metaphysician in her only published article. Seeing as how that article included what is cited as the first computer program and the first incidence of computers being assigned abilities beyond... Read more »

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