Microsoft’s Cortana, Google Home and other AI devices tend to be voiced by women, playing into the stereotype that serving is a woman’s job. But do robots need to be gendered at all?
How sex with robots became safer—and better—than sex with actual men.
has not much altered the science professions, and it likely won’t until the culture of science is dismantled and rebuilt from the ground up.
Frustrated by Twitter's silence on abuse against women, Amnesty International crowdsourced its own data and found that the platform was especially toxic for black women.
How many times must famous writers not only fail to confront the violence inflicted by the west, but actually celebrate it?
Feminist writer Laurie Penny joins a Mediterranean blockchain cruise—and finds that the promised crypto utopia feels very far away indeed.
Copyright and the "male gaze": a feminist critique of copyright law
Company faced historic staff backlash following revelation it paid out $90m to an executive accused of sexual misconduct
Employees in Mountain View gathered to add their voices to the global protests, demanding a change to company policies
Google employees are staging walkouts at offices around the world to protest the company’s handling of misconduct allegations against high-level executives.
In plaats van te bekvechten moeten feministen één front vormen, hoor ik vaak. Maar zo’n gezamenlijk perspectief laat weinig ruimte voor verschillen onderling. Die verschillen moet je juist erkennen en benoemen om verder te komen.
The internet giant paid Mr. Rubin $90 million and praised him, while keeping silent about a misconduct claim.
Google reportedly found credible allegations Andy Rubin forced employee to perform oral sex but paid him millions after he left
They’re everywhere, but nobody wants to know about it.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has a chance to do better by the country than it did nearly three decades ago.
At Facebook, where men outnumber women almost two to one, the future of news is female.
A software program from Primer scours news articles and scientific journals for women scientists who don't have entries in the online encyclopedia.
Kate Manne on 12 Rules | "Jordan Peterson offers no effective antidote to the problem of the toxic masculine despair he reinforces and dignifies"
Britain’s record on employing female engineers is worst in Europe, says Hayaatun Sillem, CEO of the Royal Academy of Engineering
Word embeddings or word vectors are a way for computers to understand what words mean in text written by people. The goal is to represent words as lists of numbers, where small changes to the numbers
Het literaire werk van vrouwen wordt nog altijd minder literair gevonden dan dat van een man. Corina Koolen onderzocht waar het verschil in waardering voor vrouwelijke en mannelijke auteurs vandaan komt. Haar conclusie: we laten onze beoordeling te veel beïnvloeden door stereotype-bevestigende elementen in de tekst. Koolen, werkzaam als onderzoeker bij het Huygens Instituut voor Nederlandse Geschiedenis (onderdeel van de KNAW), promoveert op vrijdag 18 mei aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA).
Vrouwen moeten vandaag eerder naar huis als statement tegen de loonkloof. Dat bepleit de PvdA op Internationale Vrouwendag. Maar wil je ongelijkheid écht tegengaan als vrouw, blijf dan liever nog een uurtje (of twintig) langer achter je bureau.
Some people dream of a holiday on a tropical island.
It’s disingenuous to celebrate building “feminism” into a product after giving a robot servant a woman’s voice.
Not far from Sand Hill Road exists a private world of wild sex parties and “cuddle puddles.” As one male investor put it, “You could say it’s disgusting but not illegal—it just perpetuates a culture that keeps women down.”
In the toxic environment of online gaming, women play incognito, pretend to be male or say nothing to avoid harassment
Toen ik op klaarlichte dag onder mijn rok werd gegrepen, ervoer ik hoe hevig seksuele intimidatie je hoofd binnendringt. Angst slaat je gedachten lam, voorzichtigheid maakt je wereld kleiner. De seksuele intimidatie waarmee bijna alle vrouwen te maken krijgen, is daarom een groter probleem dan ze misschien lijkt.
Harvey Weinstein is Hillary Clinton’s fault, we have learned from many sources. So is eczema and the Civil War and the fact that your child refuses to learn to tie shoelaces and sticks to Velcro sh…
Exclusive: Women say Google denied them promotions, telling the Guardian they were forced into less prestigious jobs despite qualifications
Algorithms showed a tendency to associate women with shopping and men with shooting.
The company should address the problem it knows it has.
Scandal over discrimination at the company deepens as dozens of current and former staff say they earned less than men despite equal qualifications
In an industry where money rules and male investors are treated like demigods, more and more women are speaking up. But will it work?
The Uber CEO has finally stepped down in the wake of endless corporate sexism allegations and scandal – and the end all started with a blogpost
Once upon a time, a child was born into wealth and wanted for nothing, but he was possessed by bottomless, endless, grating, grasping wanting, and wanted more, and got it, and more after that, and …
Officials said it was too financially burdensome and logistically challenging to hand over salary records that the government requested in discrimination case
Meet the Chinese netizens who combine a hatred for the ‘white left’ with
a love of US president Donald Trump.
Tech company is disputing analysis that female engineers have code rejected 35% more than male engineers and said such leaks make it harder to hire women
Venture capitalists are bright, clannish and almost exclusively male
Sexual misconduct, discrimination and retaliation are rampant and often ignored in tech startups that reject HR practices, women and people of color say
Exclusive: AJ Vandermeyden paints picture of a hostile work environment that promoted less-qualified men and retaliated against her for raising concerns
Ik moest een debat leiden, maar viel opeens helemaal stil. Ik was bang voor de pestkop die me ‘racist’ en ‘seksist’ had genoemd. Nu snap ik waarom vrouwen het soms zo bedreigend vinden in het openbaar hun mening te geven.
Instagram bans female nipples, but closeup images make it difficult – if not impossible – to tell whether they are male or female
Today, "if we're not in the room," national security adviser Susan E. Rice said of herself and other senior women, "it's not happening."
In response to all those articles about talking to women with headphones…I promise, after this, no more poetry for at least a week! Someone always says it, whenever it comes up: "I guess I'm just not allowed to talk to anyone any more!" Well. Yes. It is my duty to inform you…
From the Roman Forum to the 2016 campaign trail, anxiety over what women sound like is part of our cultural DNA.
From period trackers to a vaginal sound system, new devices imply that there is something wrong down there that needs to be monitored with constant vigilance
Facebook has apologized for wrongly banning a photo of plus-sized model Tess Holliday for violating the its ‘health and fitness’ advertising policy
Online harassment is a problem for women who write about anything.
A helpful note to the men of the tech capital: I don’t consider being female my primary identifier or interest. Let’s talk about something else