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Shesaid.so announces Alternative Power 100 Music List - M Magazine
Hit songwriter Carla Marie Williams (pictured), singer-songwriter Declan McKenna and BBC Radio 6 Music’s Mary Anne Hobbs are among the names honoured on this year’s Alternative Power 100 Music List. Launched last year by Shesaid.so – a global network of women working in the music industry – the list aims ‘to challenge archaic industry practices’ and shine a light on ‘traditionally under-represented communities such as women, people of color, and LGBTQ’, as well as men who support these values.
Music  Lists  MusicNews  WomeninMusic  MaryAnneHobbs  DeclanMcKenna  MMagazine  PRSforMusic  Equality  Representation  PowerLists 
yesterday by dk33per
A Sufficiency Vision for an Ecologically Constrained World
Owing to the limits of eco-efficiency and the need to liberate environmental space for the global poor, new policy instruments should be designed to bring about ecological fair sharing between countries and a new economy based on the concept of sufficiency.
convergence  equality  BEM 
2 days ago by zesteur
How To Kill Your Tech Industry
In World War II, Britain invented the electronic computer. By the 1970s, its computing industry had collapsed—thanks to a labor shortage produced by sexism.
technology  history  sexism  equality  britain  computing 
5 days ago by paulrobertlloyd
Gleichberechtigung: Mehr Hans als Frau | ZEIT ONLINE
Die Bundesregierung hält Frauen systematisch von der Macht fern. Bis heute dominieren Männer die meisten Ministerien, obwohl ein Gesetz das seit 17 Jahren ändern soll.
germany  politics  gender  equality  data 
8 days ago by SimonHurtz
'We need people who see things differently': tackling cybersecurity's gender problem
It’s an industry that has one of the worst gender pay gaps in the country. Does this have implications for our digital safety?
security  online  Gender  equality  work  future 
9 days ago by mirthe
Women's Pockets are Inferior.
Oh wow. Mind blown.

"For women, it was (and still is) about equality. Pockets, unlike purses, are hidden, private spaces. By restricting the space in which women can keep things safe and retain mobility of both hands, we are also restricting their ability to “navigate public spaces, to carry seditious (or merely amorous) writing, or to travel unaccompanied.” If you think this idea is outdated, think about the last time a woman asked her boyfriend/male friend/anyone in men’s pants to carry her phone/wallet/keys on an outing.

So women, we’ve got a right to be upset. The data proves it.

What do we want? Functional pockets. When do we want it? NOW, but really like several centuries ago."
data  fashion  gender  clothing  pockets  women  feminism  equality 
11 days ago by alexpriest
The real victims of campus activism are the students
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure. By Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt. Penguin Press; 352 pages; $28. Allen Lane; £20.
AFTER John McCain died, a clip from his run for the presidency in 2008 resurfaced on social media.
university  education  society  inclusivity  activism  equality 
14 days ago by coldbrain
How To Kill Your Tech Industry
Stephanie Shirley’s company succeeded by taking advantage of the sexism intentionally built into the field of computing to exclude talented and capable technical women. At the same time, the rest of the British labor market discarded the most important workers of the emerging computer age, damaging the progress of every industry that used computers, the modernization projects of the public sector, and, most strikingly, the computer industry itself.

By utilizing just a small portion of this wasted talent, Shirley rescued many women’s skills from being discarded entirely and helped British industry and government fulfill some of the promise of computerization. But for every woman Shirley employed there were always several more applicants she could not. The massive waste of human talent rippled upward, eventually destroying the British lead in computing and the British computer industry.

In computing, discrimination is as old as the field itself. And discrimination has shaped the field in ways we are only now coming to understand and admit. The technical labor shortage in the UK was produced by sexism—it did not represent a natural evolution of the field, nor a reflection of women’s talents, goals, or interests [...]

The US approach to high technology in the Cold War was baldly imperial. But what many fail to realize is that it has remained so long after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The stock market bubble of the first internet boom did not herald a warmer, fuzzier era of more democratic computing. It inaugurated a new era of “greed is good,” and in the process, Silicon Valley learned that it could actively profit from social inequality. The only catch was it had to be willing to manufacture ever more of it, selling technological “advances” that were actively harmful to a progressive civil society under the guise of technosocial progress.
women  UK  1950s  power  leadership  equality  government  regulation  computers  software  decentralize  silicon_valley 
16 days ago by hwhvg

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