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Walter Benn Michaels: Against Diversity. New Left Review 52, July-August 2008.
It is the increasing gap between rich and poor that constitutes the inequality, and rearranging the race and gender of those who succeed leaves that gap untouched. In actually existing neoliberalism, blacks and women are still disproportionately represented both in the bottom quintile—too many—and in the top quintile—too few—of American incomes. In the neoliberal utopia that the Obama campaign embodies, blacks would be 13.2 per cent of the (numerous) poor and 13.2 per cent of the (far fewer) rich; women would be 50.3 per cent of both. For neoliberals, what makes this a utopia is that discrimination would play no role in administering the inequality; what makes the utopia neoliberal is that the inequality would remain intact.
racism  sexism  diversity  identity  class 
6 hours ago by jstenner
30 vintage advertisements that will make you squirm - History 101
We live in a world swarmed by advertisements. We see it on our Facebook pages, magazines, t-shirts, and even in the sky. No matter where we’re going, there’s always something trying to grab our attention, begging us to absorb, covet, buy, desire. Cultural shifts and popular opinion can render the once seemingly acceptable, completely unacceptable. These advertisements probably were considered benign when they were released, (we doubt any advertising exec wants to be blamed for bad publicity) but today, would cause a backlash of Kendall Jenner-Pepsi-collaboration magnitude. What will the future say of what we currently consider “acceptable”? Time will tell. Until then, let’s take a stroll through some ads that have been rendered a “guilty of cultural insensitivity” verdict.
advertising  sexism  racism 
19 hours ago by rgl7194
Outrage after girl's thong used as evidence of consent in Irish rape trial
27-year-old man reportedly acquitted of rape after lawyers showed victim’s underwear in court, prompting #ThisIsNotConsent protest in streets and online
sexism  judicialStupidity 
yesterday by joeybaker
How Princess Peach's Story Draws On 2000 Years Of Women In Peril
"In the end, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having damsels in distress—as long as we also have dudes in distress. Saving a person from harm is not a bad trope in itself—it only becomes problematic (and boring, honestly) when the damsel is always a woman and the hero is always a man."
video  games  mario  sexism 
2 days ago by ddribin
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.
it  programmer  job  career  sexism  feminism  history  uk  computing  woman 
4 days ago by gilberto5757
Finally, angry women are the solution and not a problem – but we still have far to go | Emilie Pine | Books | The Guardian
Excellent take

"I'm aware of the consequences for women who go off-script. When I published a book earlier this year – six personal essays about all the things we’re not meant to say – I was fearful of the public response" Little Women --> "This is a paradox that I struggle to reconcile – that the fictional characters we love because they dare to say or do the things we won’t are also made to bear the harshest penalties."

"there are times when it feels as if being vocally angry has become a requirement, rather than an option. Where once women’s emotional labour was invested in suppressing anger, now we work to display our pain for a public gaze that is often unsympathetic. "

"hile I relish reading angry women on the page and am grateful for those angry women leading campaigns against inequality and violence, most of all I hope for something else. I hope that this moment is about much more than anger. I hope that we can create a permanent space for women to be more than just one thing at a time."
anger  psychology  traister  sexism  rage  misogyny  literature 
4 days ago by emmacarlson
The Nancy Pelosi Problem - The Atlantic
The first female speaker of the House has become the most effec­tive congressional leader of modern times—and, not coinciden­tally, the most vilified.
Last may, The Washington Post’s James Hohmann noted “an uncovered dynamic” that helped explain the GOP’s failure to repeal Obamacare. Three current Democratic House members had opposed the Affordable Care Act when it first passed. Twelve Democratic House members represent districts that Donald Trump won. Yet none voted for repeal. The “uncovered dynamic,” Hohmann suggested, was Nancy Pelosi’s skill at keeping her party in line.
She’s been keeping it in line for more than a decade. In 2005, George W. Bush launched his second presidential term with an aggressive push to partially privatize Social Security. For nine months, Republicans demanded that Democrats admit the retirement system was in crisis and offer their own program to change it. Pelosi refused. Democratic members of Congress hosted more than 1,000 town-hall meetings to rally opposition to privatization. That fall, Republicans backed down, and Bush’s second term never recovered.
politics  women  gov2.0  congress  Dems  sexism 
5 days ago by rgl7194
Amazon's Gender-Biased Algorithm Is Not Alone - Bloomberg
Amazon’s recruiting engine went to great lengths to identify and weed out women. A women’s college in the education section of a resume was an automatic demerit. By contrast, the presence of typically male vocabulary, such as “executed,” was a point in favor. These are just two examples of how computers can sift through data to find proxies for the qualities that they want to seek or avoid. What seems like offhand, irrelevant information correlates to things like gender, race, and class. And like it or not, gender, race, and class are very important in how our world works, so their signals are very strong. This allows computers to discriminate without their creators intentionally doing so.

What makes Amazon unusual is that it actually did its due diligence, discovered the troubling bias and decided against using the algorithm.
algorithm  algorithms  sexism  racism  bias  amazon  job  jobs  research  computers 
6 days ago by msszczep

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