Tag Archives: Deep Thoughts

Til death do we part: Data’s problem with gender

TweetThe recent whirlwind of support of open data has many, including the European Commission, governments and analysts applauding a new era of ‘Data as Culture,’ where individual and collective data shadows track, stalk and cloak us throughout our lives. From the time we are born, we receive countless involuntary yet socially-necessary data assignments — from [...]
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How to Be a Short-Haired Female

TweetIf you have been keeping up with your beauty magazines, you’ll have noticed an increase in the number of famous actresses and singers who have cut their hair short. Short short. Not short like a bob hairdo, short like my father Bob’s hairdo. Perhaps you would like to cut your hair short, but you’re afraid [...]
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Brave little girls: I know you are, but what am I?

TweetI was sitting in my sewing room, feeling pretty childish for crying over a sexist Facebook thread, when I decided it was time to re-evaluate some things. I feel like I’ve reached that good, comfy part of feminism. I am confident, strong, intense, unafraid. I’ve read some stuff and changed some minds. I’ve learned to [...]
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Respect isn’t a finite resource

TweetThe venerable Lindy West and Mary Beth Williams have both weighed in over at Jezebel and Salon about a recent back and forth between Suzanne Moore, Julie Burchill, and the public regarding an article Moore published last week about female anger, in which she wrote the following: “We are angry with ourselves for not being [...]
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“But we can’t do it alone, we need everyone…” Gay rights, “slut” othering, and pizza…?

TweetJoel Diaz, your opinion on Huffpost got me thinking a little, well a lot, about oppression, and queerness­­–oh, I apologize, I mean ”equality.” Not as much as the shock you felt when you almost had your night ruined and your pizza taken away by a “bigoted” “oppressor,” but I too was shocked. Well, okay, at first [...]
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