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'Lads' culture has no place in country' - BBC News
#MeToo  sexual  assault  harassment  Westminster  sexpest  sex-pest  scandal  Tories  Conservative  Party  behaviour  Feminism  feminist  sexism  Sexismus  Power  Weinstein  abuse  Whitehall  bullying 
january 2018 by asterisk2a
Cam Newton's sexism controversy is the perfect parable for our time | Sport | The Guardian
How is this story – a workplace matter that really should’ve been resolved privately – even a thing, you ask? Because conflict, in black and white, still makes the most compelling spectacle. Sports have promoted them so well over the years that, well, it was just a matter of time before the less entertaining areas of life got in the game. And so people like CNBC’s Jim Cramer further divided stocks and bonds into winners and losers. Politics are less about issues than optics, as much for the newsmakers as the networks vying to see how many pundits they can cram onto their pre- and post-game show desks. Outrage culture is all the rage, and so the news never rests. No story, however false the premise or equivalency, is too small. This story, suddenly the week’s biggest NFL headline, is proof.
outrage  shitstorm  Post-racial  America  blacklivesmatter  Feminism  feminist  sexual  harassment  gender-based  discrimination  gender  paygap  pay  gap  sexism  Sexismus  bro  Donald  Trump  DonaldTrump  Liberal  NFL  24/7  LGBT  PC  political  correctness  culture  war  Brexit  AfD  Conservative 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Mercedes, BMW and Hyundai dump O'Reilly Factor amid lawsuits - BBC News
[systemic in FoxNews building, under Rupert Murdoch] Fox News' most popular show is facing an exodus of advertisers because of sexual harassment claims against its host, Bill O'Reilly.
Mercedes-Benz, BMW North America and several others have pulled adverts following the "disturbing" allegations.
The New York Times reported on Saturday that settlements of $13m (£10.4m) were reached with five women who accused him of inappropriate behaviour.
The network said on Tuesday it was working to "address concerns".
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  BillOReilly  FoxNews  Rupert  Murdoch  Daily  Mail  DailyMail  Feminism  Sexismus  Sexism  sexual  harassment  assault  Fox  News  RogerAiles 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Rooney Mara über die ungleiche Bezahlung in Hollywood - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Viele Schauspielerinnen verdienen weniger als ihre männlichen Co-Stars. Die Gage sei aber gar nicht das eigentliche Problem, findet Rooney Mara. Sondern die tiefe Verankerung sexistischer Motive. [...] Es solle ihrer Ansicht nach nicht darum gehen, dass Frauen weniger bezahlt bekommen, sondern um das Warum. "Das ist doch nur eine Begleiterscheinung einer viel größeren Sache." In der Filmindustrie ,aber auch darüber hinaus, werde eine bestimmte Sprache benutzt, um Frauen zu beschreiben - die man aber niemals für eine Mann benutzen würde. Das sei vor allem so, erklärt Mara, wenn es um meinungsstarke, selbstbeherrschte Frauen gehe.
Hollywood  Patriarchy  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  Sexual  objectification  objectification  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  straight  white  male  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  boys  club  Trope  stereotype  Music  Industry  gender  inequality  gender  role  gender  policing  gender  politics  Entertainment  Industry  public  perception  gender  expression  gender  norms  gender  non-conforming  gender  pay  gap  gender  conforming  gender  bias  gender  gap  gender  studies  cultural  studies  cultural  study  racism  meritocracy  meritocratic  post-racial  America  American  Dream 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Pando: Hot or Not founder responds to Nancy Jo Sales' new book: "I don’t think we invented human nature"
Nearly every tweet I’ve read about Nancy Jo Sales’ new book “American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers” has been some variation of “I’m scared to read this.” Indeed by page 20, I started making plans to move to an Amish village by the time my daughter turns 12. The deeper I read, the more I was impressed by many of the young women Sales interviewed, and the more sorry I felt that we've given them this world.  [...] Sales also describes how young girls worship Kim Kardashian and derive their self worth from how many likes they get on Instagram.
Social  Media  Selbstdarstellung  Selbstfürsorge  self-regulation  self-actualization  self-publishing  self-respect  self-censorship  self-awareness  Self-esteem  Selfie  Twitter  Instagram  Facebook  filter  bubble  Depression  YouTube  The  Content  Wars  attention  span  attention  graph  mobile  homescreen  Snapchat  Tinder  superficial  OkCupid  Reddit  #GamerGate  4chan  Sexting  mental  health  well  being  book  governance  Instagram.  Whisper  Yik  Yak  Vine  Kik  Ask.fm  self-worth  Sexual  objectification  objectification  Patriarchy  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Pando: Does a VC’s unconscious hesitation to fund women start at home?
It’s widely acknowledged (by most of us anyway) that there is a culture problem within startups that makes women want to go elsewhere and that there’s some serious unconscious bias going on. But untangling that knot of unconscious bias-- even talking about it the wrong way-- is like defusing a gender bomb
Silicon  Valley  gender  inequality  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  confirmation  bias  gender  bias  selection  bias  bias  snap  judgement  HR  human  resources  gender  policing  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender  gap  meritocracy  meritocratic  boys  club  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  misogyny  Misogynie  male  privilege  straight  white  male  white  male  privilege  Venture  Capital 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Film producer shares shocking intros for women in scripts - BBC Newsbeat
Jennifer Lawrence triggered a big debate on gender inequality and Hollywood sexism last October. She said she got mad at herself for failing to negotiate when she found out she was getting paid less than her male co-stars. The Hunger Games actress said there was "an element of wanting to be liked that influenced my decision to close the deal without a real fight". British actress Rachel Weisz told Newsbeat she thinks there's a difference between stories for male and female characters in cinema. "Women are actually not allowed to be difficult, interesting, complex, three-dimensional," she said. "Female characters have to be sweeter and more likeable than a male character would have to be." //&! bit.ly/1QfkFNB
Hollywood  Trope  stereotype  Sexual  objectification  objectification  Music  Industry  Entertainment  Industry  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  misogyny  Misogynie  boys  club  Patriarchy  straight  white  male  white  male  privilege  male  privilege  gender  policing  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  gender  role  gender  bias  gender  inequality  gender  non-conforming  gender  norms 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
So a drive to get more women into top jobs will be led by a man. How insulting | Sophie Walker | Opinion | The Guardian
[ tories hiring chairman of tax evaders and avoiders to lead business review! - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Hampton - ] The government announced the appointment of top businessman Sir Philip Hampton on Sunday to lead a review into why we have so few top businesswomen at Britain’s biggest companies. I pointed out that a key element in this worthy project was missing. Good initiative; but a huge lost opportunity to lead by example. Someone contacted me on social media to explain that a male appointment in this case made sense because “qualifications count as well as symbols”.
Tories  Conservative  Party  boys  club  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender  policing  child  care  gender  gap  gender  bias  gender-based  harassment  gender-based  discrimination  gender  inequality  tax  evasion  tax  avoidance  nasty  No  Representation  Career  Politicians  House  of  Lords  Monarchy  democracy  plutocracy  oligarchy  Super  Rich  1%  David  Cameron  DWP  Iain  Duncan  Smith 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Women in Tech
[ via pando - bit.ly/1KotzjQ ] They surveyed some 200 senior women in the tech world about discrimination. The details from the survey are, in a word, disgusting...
Ellen  Pao  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  gender  policing  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender  bias  confirmation  bias  selection  bias  bias  snap  judgement  HR  human  resources  people  management  team  management  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  gender  gap  gender  inequality  gender  equality  gender  conforming  gender  role  Patriarchy  boys  club  straight  white  male  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  Women  in  Tech  discrimination  ethnic  discrimination  social  discrimination  racial  discrimination  gender  discrimination  minority  Silicon  Valley 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Oscars und der Boykott schwarzer Künstler: Hollywoods wahres Problem - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Oscar-Academy ändert ihr Reglement: Künftig sollen nicht nur weiße Männer über 60 entscheiden, wer die Auszeichnung bekommt. Ein wichtiger Schritt. Doch Hollywoods Problem sitzt tiefer. [...] Eine echte Debatte über mangelnde Diversität in Hollywood muss sich also um die Frage drehen, wie viel Zugang ethnische Minderheiten zu Macht- und Prestige-Positionen innerhalb der amerikanischen Filmindustrie bekommen und wie sich auch dort, wo die Filme erdacht, in Auftrag gegeben und produziert werden, die Demographie der USA angemessen widerspiegelt. Die Oscars, die sich nun auf berechtigten Druck verändern wollen, sind tatsächlich nur Seismograph einer an ethnischer Hermetik und Verkrustung leidenden Branche.
Hollywood  Patriarchy  straight  white  male  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  Entertainment  Industry  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  gender  policing  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  governance  boys  club  glass  ceiling  feminism  feminist  racial  discrimination  racism  gender  role  profit  maximisation  meritocracy  meritocratic  subjective  objective  confirmation  bias  bias  risk  aversion  No  Representation 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Gucci Casts First Transgender Model, Transparent Star Hari Nef
I think the most important part here is ... being stealth vs being out: IMG had met with transgender models in the past but passed on signing them when it became apparent that they were not interested in doing jobs that brought attention to their gender identities. They wanted to be seen as models, not transgender models. Nef did not share their feelings. "Give me all those jobs," she told Bart. "I want to work." And thus, the realisation that being trans still matters to the media and the public at large. Meaning it is still a big deal. A deal big enough that IMG doesn't sign trans models that want to stay stealth, because then they would compete with all the other women in the women's pool ... nothing special about that. // via https://redd.it/41vfr5
Transgender  LGBT  LGBTQIASP  public  sentiment  pageviews  public  opinion  public  perception  public  image  Caitlyn  Jenner  Hollywood  Entertainment  Industry  Music  Industry  Patriarchy  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  straight  white  male  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  glass  ceiling  gender  policing  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Oscars 'unlikely to change' despite race protest, insiders suggest | Film | The Guardian
Lack of nominations for black actors has caused controversy – but people in the industry say most Academy voters are happy to preserve the status quo
Hollywood  feminist  feminism  racism  American  Dream  Entertainment  Industry  Patriarchy  straight  white  male  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  Music  Industry  Sexual  objectification  objectification  No  Representation  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  glass  ceiling 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Lady Gaga: Popstar klagt über harte Musikbranche - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Als Popstar hat es Lady Gaga nach ganz oben geschafft. Einfach war das offenbar nicht. In einer emotionalen Rede klagt die Künstlerin, wie hart die Musikbranche für Frauen sei.
Music  Industry  Entertainment  Industry  Hollywood  gender  policing  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  Patriarchy  straight  white  male  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  gender  inequality 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Taylor Swift an 'obnoxious Nazi Barbie', writes Camille Paglia | Music | The Guardian
Feminist writer says singer – with her ‘girl squad’ – perpetuates elitism and reminds her of ‘fascist blondes’ of her youth. Camille Paglia has written a scathing critique of Taylor Swift, referring to the singer as an “obnoxious Nazi Barbie” whose “twinkly persona is such a scary flashback to the fascist blondes who ruled the social scene during my youth”. Paglia, known for seminal feminist works such as Sexual Personae, criticised the singer for perpetuating elitism and undermining female empowerment by surrounding herself with a group of girls who were simply “performance props”. Swift is known as the ringleader of a sisterhood of actors, models and singers, such as Selena Gomez, Lena Dunham, Cara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss, who Swift often refers to as her “girl squad”. Many joined the singer on stage during her tour for her latest album, 1989. Paglia, 68, condemned this as “exhibitionist overkill” by the singer.
feminism  feminist  Taylor  Swift  gender  policing  gender  politics  Music  Industry  Fashion  Industry  Hollywood  Patriarchy  Entertainment  Industry  gender  role  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  gender  equality  gender  inequality  gender  gap  gender  conforming  gender  non-conforming  gender  norms  gender  expression  gender  binary  culture  mass  culture  Pop  celebrity  culture  celebrity  of  You  Selbstdarstellung  Social  Media  Tabloid  gossip  culture  gossip  Glossy  Magazine  beauty  sickness 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Paris Lees: On Germaine Greer and the Hypocrisy of the 'Left' | VICE | United Kingdom
the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, pointed out that freedom of expression is not absolute and words can lead to violence: "History has shown us time and again the dangers of demonising foreigners and minorities." [...] People can and do change. Bigots don't. That is what makes them bigots. Germaine Greer has been shitting on trans people for over 40 years. Germaine Greer is a bigot. [...] The way people think about trans people and the way people treat trans people are clearly completely unrelated. // via redd.it/3tlbcg //&! apperently Richard Dawkins blocked her on Twitter after that article; bit.ly/1XnkhKE
Transgender  minority  hate  speech  hate  crime  Germaine  Greer  transphobia  Transphobic  homophobic  Homophobia  refugee  crisis  free  speech  freedom  of  speech  freedom  of  expression  freedom  of  press  Polarisation  propaganda  corporate  media  corporate  state  Positioning  reframing  framing  spin  doctor  ethnic  minority  black  minority  post-racial  America  Gini  coefficient  inequality  Islamophobia  prejudice  bias  label  boxes  labels  white  male  privilege  straight  white  male  male  privilege  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  LGBTQIASP  LGBT  manufactured  consent  Antisemitismus  antisemitism  bigotry  racism  discrimination  ethnic  discrimination  social  discrimination  racial  discrimination  snap  judgement  stigma  double  standard  hypocrisy  MLK  injustice  economic  justice 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Amber Rose interview: Even when I was a virgin, I was called a slut | World news | The Guardian
// “Women of color are often made to be hypersexual before any of our sexual behaviors or practices are even known”, she says. “That’s a long history that is embedded there,” she adds, referring in part to the United States’ history when black female slaves were seen as sexually available and routinely raped by white slave owners.
feminism  feminist  post-racial  America  urban  scene  urban  culture  subculture  Sexual  objectification  objectification  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  gender  inequality 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
The Information's 411-10/23 "Blood Feuds" by The Information Podcasts | Free Listening on SoundCloud
11:30 // science is hard. stupid. and a non-consumer product. duh. //&! HYPE CYLCE - on 5 magazine covers and not even public! because she is, as female science-based founder/ceo a rarity and it sells papers >> on.recode.net/1PcJ8zW - Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes’s Five Best Cover Story Appearances, Ranked
Theranos  Hype  Cycle  Silicon  Valley  Elizabeth  Holmes  Steve  Jobs  Leadership  vision  visionary  missionary  Trope  messaging  message  PR  spin  doctor  Mark  Zuckerberg  credibility  glass  cliff  glass  ceiling  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  Venture  Capital  B2B  Box  Aaron  Levie  B2C  Google  Inc.  Google  Search  communication  TOS  EULA  consumer  product  Protection  23andme  Tesla  Motors  Elon  Musk  journalismus  journalism  investigative  journalism  Amazon  disruption  disrupting  markets  Uber  Travis  Kalanick  Jeff  Bezos 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC One - Panorama, The VIP Paedophile Ring: What's the Truth?
wikipedia Jimmy_Savile_sexual_abuse_scandal &! wikipedia.org Elm_Guest_House_child_abuse_scandal //&! ExaroNews - bit.ly/1Lv2cnn - corruption within Police related to VIP Paedophile Ring to be investigated &! bit.ly/1VK6dzz - BBC Panorama to plan to smear and discredit survivors of child abuse and media outlets like ExaroNews &! bit.ly/1OVus9o THERE HAVE BEEN LEAKS WITHIN MET to BBC/PANORAMA to make PROGRAM!? &! ExaroNews editor-in-chief declined to be interviewed for Panorama Program, because they were out to debunk the 'VIP Paedophile Ring.' claims also two VIP cases are VIP BBC people. &! bit.ly/1LPKHPb - according to them, BBC tries to delay publication of the inquiry into its own failings of Jimmy Savile. Could be (according to sources) so damning that it undermines negotiations of BBC Charter Renewal. //&! Political Correctness of Politicians, Police, Social and Public Services let Rotherham, Rochdale, Derby (& across country) happen. bit.ly/1MiYNJf &! bit.ly/1P7h81Z
Operation  Midland  pedophilia  Westminster  abuse  of  power  Career  Politicians  British  Empire  Establishment  Privileged  Politics  UK  corruption  bribery  phone  hacking  Met  Police  BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company  Jimmy  Savile  society  Justice  System  Law  &  Justice  Gesellschaft  child  abuse  sexual  harassment  sexual  assault  child  pornography  multiculturalism  Political  Correctness  pedophile 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Naomi Wolf - The groundbreaking gender theorist Dr Michael Kimmel...
The groundbreaking gender theorist Dr Michael Kimmel of Stony Brook University -- who has written the most important books about masculinity in our current national and global discussion, including his recent bestseller Guyland -- shares his not-to-be-missed TED talk about why gender equality helps us all, male and female. If everyone framed feminism in this kind of common-sense, inclusive language, it would have far fewer obstacles in front of it, and far greater clarity as a concept in the mind of the culture. --- http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_kimmel_why_gender_equality_is_good_for_everyone_men_included
gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  gender  inequality  glass  ceiling  glass  cliff  feminism  feminist  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  male  privilege  white  male  privilege 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Charlotte Proudman: 'No regrets' over LinkedIn row - YouTube
Lawyer Charlotte Proudman, who was branded a "feminazi" and a "manhater" for revealing a private LinkedIn message complimenting her appearance, has told Channel 4 News she has no regrets. //&! Charlotte Proudman breaks her silence on Newsnight - https://youtu.be/3RvoqX3U7Q0
everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  misogyny  Misogynie  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  feminism  feminist  context  straight  white  male  white  male  privilege  male  privilege  glass  ceiling  glass  cliff  Social  Media  Trolls  troll  haters  hater  Millennials  generationy  culture  society 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Ellen Pao: ‘I Have Decided to End My Lawsuit Against Kleiner Perkins’ | Re/code
Still, Pao underscored that the deck was stacked against her in terms of resources. “I think it is wrong that employees have to pay in this situation, but I simply cannot afford the risks of more costs to fight a firm with massive PR and legal resources,” she said. “The court system is not set up to create an even playing field.” [...] To be clear, Kleiner and I have not reached any agreement to settle this matter. Settlement might have provided me with financial benefits, but only at the great cost of silence." [...] She said she would continue to speak out on issues of gender disparity, but she was spending time with her family and also returning to investing and working with entrepreneurs. &! on.recode.net/1OfLRII
Ellen  Pao  KPCB  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  straight  white  male  white  male  privilege  male  privilege  Privileged  misogyny  Misogynie  HR  human  resources  corporate  culture  corporate  values  people  management  team  management  Leadership  glass  ceiling  glass  cliff  Sam  Altman  Alexis  Ohanian  CEO  Reddit 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Chvrches lead singer Lauren Mayberry on misogynistic trolls - YouTube
Anita Sarkeesian interview: 'The word "troll" feels too childish. This is abuse'. When Anita Sarkeesian launched a YouTube series on misogyny in video games, she received death threats and was forced into hiding. A year on from GamerGate, she explains why a global ‘temper tantrum’ won’t make her quit - bit.ly/1N1RpY0 // &! http://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/internet/2015/09/anita-sarkeesian-i-don-t-words-troll-and-bully
everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  troll  Trolls  haters  hater  misogyny  Misogynie  anonymity  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
I've been viciously attacked for daring to start a women's tech site | Media Network | The Guardian
So yes, my site has ‘feminine’ branding. Yes, we cover fashion and beauty as well as phones and drones. And that is entirely deliberate. It’s okay to be a woman who likes tech. It’s also OK to not like clothes and makeup. But many people seem to believe that to achieve equality, we all have to pretend we’re genderless, faceless ‘users’, and that doesn’t help anyone. Acceptance isn’t about ditching who you are to fit in with the crowd. It’s about the crowd recognising that you have differences and welcoming them.
gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  #GamerGate  Women  in  Tech  gender  pay  gap  gender  policing  gender  politics  gender  inequality  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  misogyny  Misogynie  Patriarchy  straight  white  male  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  feminism  feminist 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Welcome To The Unicorn Club, 2015: Learning From Billion-Dollar Companies | TechCrunch
capital efficiency of these “private unicorns” is surprisingly low, [ << bc they (1) use growth round to buy aggressively market share/customers and (2) Palo Alto/San Francisco/New York/London is expensive locations - prices driven up by Venture Capital & Angel Investments & hunt for developers - employees can command negotiations about their price in most cases. ] [...] 7) Take heart, “old people” of Silicon Valley: Companies with educated, tech-savvy, experienced 30-something, co-founding teams with history together have built the most successes. Twenty-something founders and successful pivots are the minority; dedicated CEOs who are able to scale their companies for the long haul are not. [...] Optimistic private markets sheltering a thicket of “paper unicorns.” [ << Bill Gurley, there will be a dead unicorn ] [...] [SAAS] are also among the more capital efficient companies on average in our set[.] [...] There’s still too little diversity at the top in 2015
Unicorn  Silicon  Valley  marketshare  growth  round  FOMO  Private  Market  hunt  for  yield  speculative  bubbles  speculative  speculation  SPV  diversity  gender  bias  gender-based  discrimination  gender  politics  gender  equality  gender  policing  gender-based  harassment  STEM  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition  nurture  environment  entrepreneur 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao: The trolls are winning the battle for the Internet - The Washington Post
--- 444 comments and counting - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Lewis_(journalist)#Lewis.27s_law // By Ellen Pao // PAX East 2014: Why Internet Jerks Aren’t Going to Win, And You Can Help // Posted by Patrick Klepek | Apr. 17, 2014 9:37am // Depression Quest designer Zoe Quinn joined me to talk about the Internet, and how we can make things just a tiny bit better. // via http://redd.it/3djpjy // the frictionless type thing of the internet and the anonymity - is an enabler of the best and worst in us.
Reddit  Ellen  Pao  Troll  Trolls  haters  hater  SJW  #GamerGate  hate  speech  frictionless  cyber  mobbing  cyber  bullying  sexual  harassment  harassment  gender-based  harassment  Twitter  Facebook  Digg  YouTube  sexism  everyday  sexism  sexismus  Misogynie  misogyny  Patriarchy  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  straight  white  male  feminism  feminist  4chan  anonymity 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
How Ellen Pao lost her job but survived Reddit's swamp of trolls | Technology | The Guardian
Silicon Valley’s most controversial executive has personified the discrimination and harassment directed at women in technology and on the internet. A look back at her landmark gender lawsuit and her ouster at Reddit reveals how much – and how little – has changed // &! Reddit's Ellen Pao is latest female CEO blamed for inherited woes, experts say As Pao steps down following a petition and death threats, sociologists and other observers point to a ‘glass cliff’ for female executives [...] Barbara Annis, co-author of Work with Me: the 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business and the founding partner of Gender Intelligence Group, a New York firm specializing in gender diversity training, [...] Every mistake a female CEO makes gets attributed to her gender, and for men it’s not that way - bit.ly/1KZXH9w
Ellen  Pao  Reddit  Silicon  Valley  Marissa  Mayer  gender  inequality  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  gender  gap  gender  bias  glass  ceiling  glass  cliff  gender  politics  gender  equality  HR  human  resources  management  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  Privileged  bias  prejudice  pattern 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Karriere: Schöne Frauen bekommen 20 Prozent mehr Gehalt - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Lange Beine, schlanke Taille, feines Gesicht - Frauen mit Modelmaßen verdienen mehr als Frauen mit Rubens-Figur. Eine Studie zeigt: Als die attraktivsten Mitarbeiter gelten ausgerechnet Beamte. [...] Auch für Männer gelten Schönheitsideale, aber andere als bei Frauen: Während flotte Kellnerinnen, TV-Moderatorinnen oder Verkäuferinnen mit steigendem Gewicht immer mehr Gehalt verlieren, steigt bei Männern mit dem Gewicht der Lohn. Besonders bei Männern in der Produktion. "Untergewichtige Männer verdienen bis zu acht Prozent weniger als normal- oder übergewichtige Kollegen", so Wirtschaftsforscher Marco Caliendo von der Universität Potsdam. Gemeinsam mit einem Kollegen von der City University New York wertete er 18.000 Daten aus der sogenannten Allbus-Studie aus.
gender-based  discrimination  HR  human  resources  objectification  Patriarchy  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  privilege  straight  white  male  gender  inequality  sexism  sexismus  feminism  feminist  discrimination  social  discrimination  gender  bias  selection  bias  confirmation  bias  bias  gender  pay  gap  gender  conforming  gender-based  harassment  management 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Interview with Rashida Jones on Her Porn Documentary 'Hot Girls Wanted' - YouTube
[ talks about little melt pot / map-over of 'pornification' of pop culture (ie music, urban, black, stripping, dancing, buts, twerks ("do you have to be able to twerk to be cool?") pics on instagram, "have to be sexy to be notices" ... "we have to differentiate between sexuality and sexualisation (ie of pop culture) "porn = peak of capitalism, commoditization of sex" [...] "WHY DOES SEXY HAS TO BE WOMEN'S ONLY CURRENCY" << and worth judged by other women and patriarchy ... "ITS LIMITING" ] "Parks and Recreation" star Rashida Jones has established a lovable reputation for herself through roles in hit comedies like "The Office" and "I Love You Man". Over the past few years, she's also ventured into writing and producing films, currently tackling projects like writing Toy Story 4. We had a chance to hang out with Rashida and talk about her shift behind the camera, and the documentary she recently produced on Miami's amateur porn industry, "Hot Girls Wanted.
Porn  pornography  Pop  Culture  Selbstdarstellung  Sexual  objectification  objectification  liberation  feminist  feminism  generationy  Millennials  Twerk  urban  scene  Entertainment  Entertainment  Industry  Selbstfürsorge  status  anxiety  commodity  business  commoditization  capitalism  sexualität  sex  work  sexuality  health  harassment  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  gender  inequality  sexismus  sex  worker  everyday  sexism  assault  sex-sells  sex  education  sexism  sex  ed  safe  sex  FWB 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
How much of the vitriol against Ellen Pao do you think is motivated by sexism? : AskWomen
Notably, I don't see Alexis Ohanian's face photoshopped into pornography, or a petition for his resignation from Reddit's board, even after he indicated that he fired Victoria Taylor (u /chooter). Instead, what I see is more hatred against Ellen Pao.
Reddit  sexism  everyday  sexism  sexismus  haters  hater  Troll  Ellen  Pao  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  sexual  harassment  harassment  cyber  bullying  cyber  mobbing  revenge  porn  Alexis  Ohanian  Internet  death  threat  rape  threat 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Online Harassment (HBO) - YouTube
Online harassment is a major problem, but it’s rarely prosecuted. If only we’d been warned about this in the early days of the internet. // &! Facebook real name policy issues. // &! 'any kind of tools can be used as a weapon.'
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
'I threw up twice': Rita Ora on her Oscars ordeal, the X Factor and new music - BBC News
[ difficult path to travel on, on the one - a nearly topless cover photo for our new album vs just interviews without pictures ... you are pushed in co-opting with the male (white patriarchy) engineered misogynist machinery that calls the shots ] She's thrilled that fellow pop star Ariana Grande wrote an open letter demanding that women be valued for their accomplishments instead of "who they're dating / married to / attached to, having sex with (or not)." "It's good she wrote that," Ora enthuses. "I feel like I should have done it too but, for some reason, I kept it to myself. I guess that's one of the reasons why Ariana felt she had to do it. "It made me think 'do you know what? I'm going to speak out about that too, because I suffer from it as well.'" Accordingly, the big theme of Ora's album "female empowerment and sticking together". "People will be like, 'Wow, she actually spoke about that.' "I want it to have a meaning." // &! bit.ly/1GR3xU7 "how we look or our age"
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Ellen Pao Says Silicon Valley Isn’t A Meritocracy. It’s Not. | TechCrunch
Pao also took issue with the “pipeline issue” excuse for not hiring diversely. “I hate the pipeline issue,” Pao said. “It allows people to say, ‘I’m doing my best, it’s out of my hands. There’s a whole slew of things that can make it more fair.'” Swisher said she felt the same way about unconscious bias: It allows people to absolve themselves of responsibility for bias. Pao said she did not think Silicon Valley, a place where it’s possible to have all white male meetings all day every day, was a meritocracy. “I think SV aspires to be a true meritocracy … but there is not an even track to success. No. With 6% women in VC, level of funding for women-led startups, it just doesn’t seem that that could possibly be the case.” // bit.ly/1HV44Hg Williams leads unconscious bias workshops that aim to educate employees on the science behind decision-making and encourage a "culture where employees are comfortable with -- & held accountable for -- calling out prejudice, both blatant and subtle.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Silicon Valley is Lying to You (by GQ)
We're forever thankful to Silicon Valley for giving us the iPhone, omnipotent search engines, and swipe-simple hookups. But now that America's most vaunted industry has also become its most self-satisfied, Silicon Valley is veering toward fall-of-Rome territory. Which is why it needs to blow up these seven myths about itself before it's too late // Myth #1: Silicon Valley Is the Universe's Only True Meritocracy. Myth #2: Silicon Valley Is Bringing Us Closer Together. What new human contact these start-ups actually do foster is barely human contact at all—everything is mediated through an algorithm, a button, a swipe, or a GPS beacon. Myth #3: Younger Is Smarter, Safer, and Inarguably Better. Myth #4: School Is for Suckers, Just Drop Out [ Income disparaty between high school degree and college degree will widen further during the Industrial Revolution 2.0. Not everybody can be lucky, creating a unicorn while driving Uber +3 days a week ].
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Monica Lewinsky: The price of shame - YouTube
In 1998, says Monica Lewinsky, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become a constant. In a brave talk, she takes a look at our “culture of humiliation,” in which online shame equals dollar signs — and demands a different way.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
£3m sex discrimination case winner: 'Everybody loses' - BBC News
So after three-and-a-half years of legal battles and millions in legal bills, has it been worth it? She shoots back an answer: "Of course it wasn't worth it, people who think you come out of court as a victor - that's just not true. "Everyone loses out," she says. "What a waste of three years of my life, a waste of health, a waste of money."
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Silicon Valley’s Maturity Problem | Re/code
The common diagnosis is that the Valley has a maturity problem, where first-time managers with big responsibilities and budgets build cultures of excessive behavior. But the reality is much more complicated. Rapid growth, a total absence of training, a cultural deficit and employees too focused on perks are a few contributors. Valley companies that want to continue down this path of impressive growth and success need to address these issues. [...] For companies, growing quickly in a very short period of time is a serious HR challenge. It’s hard to hire big numbers of talented employees who are a perfect cultural fit. It consumes significant HR resources and can limit that team’s ability to do anything else, like focus on training, culture or employees’ engagement.
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Robin Hauser Reynolds | Studio SX | SXSW ON - YouTube
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap // Death by Thousand Cuts. // standford through only accepting their alums for startx.stanford.edu - are prime example of the dying American dream (for decades under attack), social mobility and gini coefficient disaster that is the USA. Leaving out people of different colour, ethnicity, women, socio-economic background //
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Ellen Pao Says Gender Issues Won’t ‘Go Away’ After Kleiner Trial - WSJ
“You have this needle that you have to thread, and sometimes it feels like there’s no hole in the needle. From what I’ve heard from women, they do feel like there’s no way to win. They can’t be aggressive and get this opportunity without being treated like they’ve done something wrong.” [...] Ms. Pao, who was accused in her trial of being both too timid and too aggressive, said “women get criticized on both ends” of the spectrum when it comes to office demeanor. [...] she has removed salary negotiations from the hiring process because studies show women don’t fare as well as men. [ >>> Buffer and their transparency about salary/compensation <<< ]. [...] And she has passed on hiring candidates who don’t embrace her priority of building a gender-balanced and multiracial team.
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
The Kleiner Perkins Lawsuit, and Rethinking the Confidence-Driven Workplace | Hacker News
"At Google, men were being promoted at a much higher rate than women — because they were nominating themselves for promotion and women were not." [...] to reach positions of power in the tech industry, people need to be able to aggressively speak in meetings. Coaching often includes work on how to effectively communicate in meetings and is sometimes described as assertiveness training. &! from hackernews comments >> In other words unless the environment of respect and normal discussion is not defended it will end up being dominated by a few assholes. I've seen in this meetings most often, you've seen it too. &! http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/13/upshot/the-kleiner-perkins-lawsuit-and-rethinking-the-confidence-driven-workplace.html
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march 2015 by asterisk2a
For Stanford Class of ’94, a Gender Gap More Powerful Than the Internet - NYTimes.com
“If a woman says no, she means yes!” “You’re all [expletive] slaves.” [Sacks] made it clear that he found the graffiti itself deplorable, calling it “sexist and violent,” in his first essay for The Stanford Review, a conservative-libertarian campus newspaper. But he also argued that an earlier round of graffiti — including a crude statement about President George Bush — had been just as offensive. [...] Keith Rabois, another former editor, said in an interview. But there was an ugly side as well; Mr. Rabois left campus in 1992 after yelling “Can’t wait until you die,” punctuating it with a homophobic slur. He said afterward that he had been protesting campus speech codes. Mr. Sacks was almost as abrasive, joking in print about an imaginary course called “Bathroom Self Defense for Heterosexuals.” [...] it was not clear that they recognized the basic concerns of many female and minority students — that they would not have the same opportunities as their white male peers. bit.ly/1Ev1UgU
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
What’s Really at Stake in Ellen Pao’s Kleiner Perkins Lawsuit - NYTimes.com
&! nytimes.com/2015/02/23/technology/ellen-pao-suit-against-kleiner-perkins-heads-to-trial-with-big-potential-implications.html &! nytimes.com/2015/02/15/magazine/the-stanford-undergraduate-and-the-mentor.html &! nytimes.com/interactive/2014/12/23/us/gender-gaps-stanford-94.html &! dealbook.nytimes.com/2015/01/26/helena-morrissey-aiming-at-britains-glass-ceilings-gets-results/ &! pando.com/2015/02/25/ellen-pao-valley-vc-women/ [money has no conscience, crony capitalism, capitalism as infiltrated the counter culture long-time ago (dot.com was a symptom), Silicon Valley doesn't change the world for the better, it changes things and makes boat loads of money along the way - bc they have 'fiduciary responsibilities' ...] &! recode.net/2015/02/24/venture-capitalist-trae-vassallo-to-testify-she-was-harassed-by-same-partner-as-ellen-pao/ &! pando.com/2015/02/25/pao-v-kleiner-perkins-weeks-v-baker-mckenzie-revisited/ &! for.tn/1Aazbr3 &! for.tn/1FXTAYH &! The Opening >> on.recode.net/17Xj7m3
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
Don't Be Awful: Roger Myers and Paul Carr - YouTube
Don’t Be Awful: Attorney Roger Myers on the line between free speech and online harassment ( bit.ly/17fsmO8 ) // talks at the end about revenge porn and right to be forgotten
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry | Polygon
the internet brings out the worst in people and society - because it is frictionless. wait 10 year and we hope we died 10 years ago. // ""You don’t really recover from this kind of abuse. You just change." She’s right. Often, I’ll see people lashing out at women they perceive as too bitchy or too confrontational. They don’t understand that we are the sum of our experiences. The toxic environment causes us to change. If people attack you online, you’re going to get defensive quickly. If people sexually harass you, you’re going to grow more inward, and more protective. It’s a very human reaction, and there is no way to face this daily reality without it changing who you are."
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
Venture capital and the great big Silicon Valley asshole game | PandoDaily
(( via pando.com/2015/02/12/how-silicon-valleys-counterculture-went-corporate-and-ruined-everything/ )) --- This is a complex topic with no real “right” or “wrong.” You have to consider what the job of a VC is. It’s not to give inner city kids a helping hand; it’s not to make mom-and-pop dreams a reality; it’s not to help nice guys. It’s to maximize returns and fund companies that have an outsized chance of creating billion-dollar plus outcomes in a decade or less. There is a certain personality type that frequently builds these companies—a mix of outsized arrogance, steel-eyed determination, and even some element of delusion. Rational thinkers don’t usually think they can upend whole industries. People who get impacted by social pressure will be talked out of an idea long before it comes to fruition.
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
How Silicon Valley’s counterculture went corporate and ruined everything | PandoDaily
Politicians, entrepreneurs, artists, activists, hippies, and corporations all working together to make the world a better place? In 2015, that arrangement seems unthinkable. So where did the dream of tech-powered togetherness go wrong? [...] [...] // As of last November, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco was $3,350 [£2200]. [...] So contrary to Gosney’s and Archer’s dream of a techno-utopia that benefits every slice of San Francisco’s population, the tech boom — along with various city statutes that limit residential housing — have made it harder than ever for artists and other members of the counterculture to live in the city. These are the very people, mind you, who helped spark the region’s technological revolution. And that’s saying nothing of the struggles felt by teachers, social workers and other non-tech workers struggling to stay afloat as housing prices skyrocket. [...] [C]ity officials and outdated statutes are as much to blame as tech companies
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
What is the Right Percentage of Women in Technical... | Scott Adams Blog
via Pando:: Dilbert creator on tech’s gender imbalance: The smartest men are unpleasant and women are rational - “I want to be perfectly clear that I am speaking about my personal, flawed, biased, observation, which I hope is not representative. But seriously, how could I spend a year in an industry without meeting one female technical genius/entrepreneur while meeting about a hundred men I would label that way? I know plenty of brilliant women, but they don’t work in that field.” ~Dilbert creator Scott Adams /// "3. Sexism, discrimination, and old-boy networks make technology an unfriendly place for women. My observations support that."
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
Homosexualität im Management: Kommentar - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Der Ex-Telekom-Vorstand Thomas Sattelberger hat sich als schwul geoutet - nach seiner Konzernkarriere. Er rührt an ein Tabu: Unternehmen halten zwar große Stücke auf Vielfalt. Aber im Top-Management verstecken Homosexuelle sich noch immer. [...] In einem SPIEGEL-Interview sagte er jetzt: "Sie müssen immer damit rechnen, dass diese Information irgendwann gegen Sie verwendet wird." (Lesen Sie hier die ganze Geschichte im neuen SPIEGEL.) [...] Der Unternehmenslenker hat männlich, weiß, von mittlerem Alter zu sein, mit hohem Testosteronspiegel und entzückender Familie. Denn je weiter oben, desto wichtiger ist die Zugehörigkeit zum Rudel. Leistung wird vorausgesetzt, die letzten Meter macht das Netzwerk. [...] Führungskräfte rekrutieren nach dem Ähnlichkeitsprinzip, ob bewusst oder unbewusst. So fördert der große Hartmut den kleinen Hartmut - und nicht die Birgit oder den schwulen René. &! &! bit.ly/1Ca85Vc
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women
Despite that discouraging fact, the two women spent their 20s deep inside the valley’s bro community—a culture that has been described as savagely misogynistic. In inverse ratio to the forward-looking technology the community produces, it is stunningly backward when it comes to gender relations. Google “Silicon Valley” and “frat boy culture” and you’ll find dozens of pages of articles and links to mainstream news articles, blogs, screeds, letters, videos and tweets about threats of violence, sexist jokes and casual misogyny, plus reports of gender-based hiring and firing, major-league sexual harassment lawsuits and a financing system that rewards young men and shortchanges women. &! &! http://www.ravishly.com/2015/01/29/glassbreakers-silicon-valley-women-newsweek &! http://techcrunch.com/video/apple-earnings-snapchat-discover-woman-in-tech/518628679/
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
My first and last time at the Crunchies — TheLi.st @ Medium — Medium
At the Crunchies, comedian T.J. Miller, a star of the show “Silicon Valley” (which I watch and love), threw out a bunch of playful zingers in his opening act. But then at one point, he engaged with a woman (Gabi Holzwarth) a few rows in front of me by calling her a “bitch”. She responded increduously, “Did you just call me a bitch?” He then said, “Bitch, Asians aren’t supposed to be this entitled in the U.S. … Is this bitch from Palo Alto?” The audience laughed nervously. I was so uncomfortable I wanted to leave, but of course I couldn’t given that our award was coming up. [...] At Crunchies I saw a woman get called a "bitch" onstage, then I did AOL TV & the host mocked me for being pale and made fun of my purse. [...] [ << Show of insecurity by taking the cheap road. Carlin was the last intellectual(?). ] &! bit.ly/1LUTHpj &! &! >> bit.ly/1kegniL - Reclaiming Critical Analysis: The Social Harms of “Bitch”
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
3sat.online - Mediathek: scobel-Sendung: Vergewaltigung
&! http://www.3sat.de/page/?source=/scobel/180041/index.html - Vergewaltigung ist keine Straftat wie andere: Im Unterschied zu anderen Formen der Gewalt stellt sexualisierte Gewalt einen Angriff auf die Identität dar. Sie ist ein Akt der Entmenschlichung - und bietet gleichzeitig als Belohnung für den Täter: ein maximales Machtgefühl. Die Folgen für die Betroffenen sind vielfältig: körperliche Verletzungen und massive Traumatisierungen der Psyche, die oft ein Leben lang andauern.
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