The spreadsheet is #anonymous, so no one can see who wrote what. It begins with a #disclaimer: “This document is only a collection of misconduct allegations and #rumors. Take everything with a grain of salt. If you see something about a man you’re friends with, don’t freak out.”...
The “SHITTY MEDIA MEN” document is supposed to be both secret and anonymous, a kind of physical manifestation of the interpersonal warnings women sometimes offer as protection against men who’ve done wrong. In almost every recent high-profile case of sexual assault or harassment by a man in the public eye—Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes, Donald Trump—the first accusation is followed by another, then another, and sometimes dozens more....
Since 2005, little #girls can decide: Do I become a #hairdresser — or #chancellor?This Sunday, the sole ruler of Germany (Merkel) is confirmed in a so called democratic #election so that she can continue to govern.
In many cases, the outside developers and graphic designers they enlisted to help often took a condescending tone over #email. These collaborators, who were almost always male, were often short, slow to respond, and vaguely disrespectful in correspondence. In response to one request, a developer started an email with the words “Okay, girls…”#SiliconValley #Technology #problem #feminism #equality #news #economy #female #conversation #discrimination #respect
The question of why they’ve embarked on this crusade has a practical answer: No #movement can survive on #men alone. As one #female pundit recently wrote, the prospect of the alt-right attracting women “terrifies the left, and it should, because they know that once a threshold of female involvement is reached, there’s no going back.” The philosophical answer is more complex — as are the intellectual contortions women must perform to justify participating in a movement so hostile to their #freedom.#problem #feminism #news #altRight #fashism #fail #politics
“Throughout my childhood, I have been harassed and bullied, and I always wondered ‘why do we have to accept this violence, just because we are women?’,” she said in an interview with The Jordan Times on Monday....
To those accusing her of encouraging violence, Khalifeh responded: “You are lying if you say there is no violence in #society; there is and always will be. So, when you encounter violence, you should be able to defend yourself.”#feminism #women #humanrights #violence #MiddleEast #news #equality #defense #problem
The women on Twitch don’t see themselves as pornographers or #sex workers – far from it – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t #audience members who feel they are owed more than witty banter and good gameplay, particularly if they are handing over cash.
“The way some people treat you because you’re a woman on the internet is disgusting,” Kat says. “They think they can just give you money and expect certain things or just say something in chat and expect something – for you to take your clothes off and that sort of stuff. There are people who actually think that’s how it works.”
It’s no secret that porn is one of the primary drivers of technological innovation, but there are a striking number of structural similarities between Twitch and some forms of #online #pornography. And it is women who bear the brunt of the association.
“I had one of my friends make a joke about me being a cam girl and I got really, really offended about it,” says Mia. “Not because I think there’s anything wrong with [being a cam girl], but what I am doing is very different … Like, I have a legit career as a gamer and you can’t take me seriously as a #gamer? You see me on #camera and all of a sudden I’m a cam #girl?”