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When Black Women Go From Office Pet to Office Threat
After another 12 months of being underutilized, I decided to look for a new opportunity to get the litigation opportunities I had been missing out on. The process of giving notice and the conversations that unfolded during my final two weeks were miserable. There was a general attitude from my employer that I was ungrateful and wrong to complain about my lack of advancement. I didn’t know it at the time, but I had likely been the victim of a workplace phenomenon known as “pet to threat.” This happens when women, typically Black women, are embraced and groomed by organizations until they start demonstrating high levels of confidence and excel in their role, a transition that may be perceived as threatening by employers.
6 weeks ago by copystar
doi:10.1016/j.obhdp.2006.09.001 - bowles.pdf
Social incentives for gender diVerences in the propensity to initiate negotiations: Sometimes it does hurt to ask
8 weeks ago by copystar
Feminist Data Manifest-No
1. We refuse to operate under the assumption that risk and harm associated with data practices can be bounded to mean the same thing for everyone, everywhere, at every time. We commit to acknowledging how historical and systemic patterns of violence and exploitation produce differential vulnerabilities for communities.

2. We refuse to be disciplined by data, devices, and practices that seek to shape and normalize racialized, gendered, and differently-abled bodies in ways that make us available to be tracked, monitored, and surveilled. We commit to taking back control over the ways we behave, live, and engage with data and its technologies.
10 weeks ago by copystar
Who's the One Left Saying Sorry? Gender/tech/librarianship – Ruth Kitchin Tillman
This is one I expect to need permanently bookmarked, unfortunately.

Overpromising is a pattern I’ve come to recognize in library technology and, indeed, in other areas. In encountering this article, I was struck by another question…

How many women1 in libtech (and libraries generally) underestimate their own abilities because their work consists of following up on one of these overpromises and having to apologize over and over for not being able to deliver?

How does a woman feel about her skills, capacity, self, and accomplishments, if her work consists of cashing or voiding checks someone else wrote?2
feminisms  technology  notebene 
november 2019 by copystar
Grisettes and Lorettes
The Grisette was a girl who spent more than she earned, but who had an elder male ‘friend’, a shopkeeper or wholesaler who would pay her debts. Her other male friend, a much younger painter or student, was the weekend friend, her passion and the one who would take her to fashionable balls and restaurants.
Lorettes were the invention of an illustrator, Gavarni, who imagined them as fashionable young women, free from the pressures of men and financial worries. He named them after the district in which they were most commonly to be seen, behind the Notre Dame de Lorette church.
The Grisette had to work and to work hard, whilst other ladies were financially tied to one particular man. The Lorette though was not a kept lady, but one who managed to maintain several relationships at once with men who did not have the means to pay for exclusivity.
The somewhat light-hearted image of these ladies did though hide a much darker side, touched on with Hugo's Fantine. She is abandoned by her aristocratic lover and is eventually forced into prostitution. This was clearly a route some of the grisettes took, but the Lorettes had another enemy - age.
Paris  France  Feminisms  History  19th  Century 
september 2019 by dbourn
La sfida tra donne e uomini [Esperimento sulla disuguaglianza]
Esistono ancora diseguaglianze sociali tra uomini e donne?
Abbiamo fatto un esperimento. E quella che sembra una semplice corsa rivelerà una realtà molto amara. State a guardare.
Italiano  Sexism  Feminisms 
september 2019 by dbourn
Tremate, Tremate, Le Streghe son Tornate!
Era l’otto marzo 1976.
Le riunioni avevano preso un ritmo frenetico, tra fine febbraio e inizio marzo 1976.
Quelle del mio collettivo di lettere e filosofia, a Roma, che continuavo a frequentare anche se ero già laureata e anzi, ero ormai dall’altra parte: con la qualifica di “esercitatore” lavoravo come assistente di antropologia.
Poi c’erano le riunioni dei collettivi universitari.
E infine gl’intercollettivi, ci incontravamo da tutta la città, Pompeo Magno come Il gruppo della Salute di San Lorenzo, o la Commissione cultura.
Preparavamo l’otto marzo.

Ricavo queste notizie dalla mia agenda di quell’anno, su cui ho ritrovato appuntamenti e orari.
Eravamo entusiaste, eccitate, convinte di fare qualcosa di nuovo, importante.

Qualche mese prima, nel dicembre 1975, c’era stata una grande manifestazione,eravamo solo noi donne, noi ragazze, senza i nostri compagni maschi. Li avevamo tenuti fuori, io ero nei cordoni che avevano resistito, che avevano respinto assalti anche rabbiosi, ne avevo ricavato una grande soddisfazione, un senso di forza mai provato prima.
Feminisms  Italy  Italiano  Witches  Roma 
september 2019 by dbourn
questa ragazza si è fotografata con tutti gli uomini che la fischiavano per strada
All'ennesimo fischio non richiesto, Noa ha deciso di fermarsi e fare un selfie con chi la stava molestando. E a nessuno di loro è passato per la testa che quello di Noa fosse un gesto per documentare le molestie subite.
Ma Noa Jansma, una studentessa di 20 anni di Amsterdam, ha trovato un modo migliore per affrontare le molestie. Il 29 agosto, Noa ha iniziato un progetto su Instagram chiamato #DearCatcallers, in cui si è fotografata insieme a ogni uomo, o gruppo di uomini, che nei trenta giorni successivi l'hanno molestata. Poi le ha caricate su Instagram, dove nella descrizione ha raccontato lo svilupparsi della situazione, e come gli uomini si sono approcciati a lei.
Photography  Men  Sexism  Feminisms  Activism  Amsterdam 
september 2019 by dbourn
Four short links: 12 August 2019 - O'Reilly Media
Apparent Gender-Based Discrimination in the Display of STEM Career Ads -- women disproportionately click on job ads, so bidding algorithms charge more to advertisers to show to women, so men see more job ads. (via Ethan Molick)
august 2019 by copystar
Sylvia comic strip
Sylvia was a comic strip by American cartoonist Nicole Hollander that offered commentary on political, social and cultural topics, and on cats, primarily in the voice of its title character, Sylvia. Distributed to newspapers nationally by Tribune Media Services, Sylvia appeared online at Hollander’s blog, Bad Girl Chats, but that domain now redirects to a commercial site. On March 26, 2012, Hollander announced "Sylvia's retirement from the newspaper business."
Comics  Humor  Art  Arts  Feminisms  Chicago 
may 2019 by dbourn
Laboria Cuboniks | Xenofeminism
Is xenofeminism a programme? Not if this means anything so crude as a recipe, or a single-purpose tool by which a determinate problem is solved. We prefer to think like the schemer or lisper, who seeks to construct a new language in which the problem at hand is immersed, so that solutions for it, and for any number of related problems, might unfurl with ease. Xenofeminism is a platform, an incipient ambition to construct a new language for sexual politics–a language that seizes its own methods as materials to be reworked, and incrementally bootstraps itself into existence. We understand that the problems we face are systemic and interlocking, and that any chance of global success depends on infecting myriad skills and contexts with the logic of XF. Ours is a transformation of seeping, directed subsumption rather than rapid overthrow; it is a transformation of deliberate construction, seeking to submerge the white-supremacist capitalist patriarchy in a sea of procedures that soften its shell and dismantle its defenses, so as to build a new world from the scraps. see 48 http://generalintellectunit.net/e/028-xenofeminism-part-2/
may 2019 by copystar
welcome to the card catacombs — nonasuch: elfwreck: jewishramonaflowers: ...
“She’s the sensible one” always means she should operate the brakes, not the steering wheel. And fuck that.
may 2019 by copystar

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