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This Is What Tech’s Ugly Gender Problem Really Looks Like | Business | WIRED

Oh Jesus.

Shortly after Kathryn Tucker started RedRover, an app that showcases local events for kids, she pitched the idea to an angel investor at a New York tech event. But it didn’t go over well. When she finished her pitch, the investor said he didn’t invest in women.

When she asked why, he told her. “I don’t like the way women think,” he said. “They haven’t mastered linear thinking.” To prove his point, he explained that his wife could never prioritize her to-do lists properly. And then, as if he was trying to compliment her, he told Tucker she was different. “You’re more male,” he said.

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I Don't Care If You Like It

Ungggh, this is so good. Bless you, Rebecca Traister. <3

I wish it were different. I wish that every woman whose actions and worth are parsed and restricted, congratulated and condemned in this country might just once get to wheel aroundon the committee that doesn’t believe their medically corroborated story of assault, or on the protesters who tell them that termination is a sin they will regret, or on the boss who tells them he doesn’t believe in their sexual choices, or on the mid-fifties man who congratulates them, or himself, on finding them appealing deep into their dotageand go black in the eyes and say, “I don’t fucking care if you like it.”

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I wish there was more of a celebration of getting older.

Winona Ryder [x]

P.S. The awesome Helen Mirren is her landlady!

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But babies are medieval. They are from another time, which hasn’t changed and moved on with the West. Everything else has been tinkered with until is it as convenient as possible - except babies. They arrive as they would have arrived hundreds, even thousands, of years ago, ready for life in a Mayfair penthouse or in a Mongolian yurt.

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Men, women, and media empire-building

annfriedman:

Narratives matter. When publishers who are not super keyed into the internet read inThe New York Times that there are these young men who are redefining media and building a dedicated online following, you can bet those young men become more attractive hires—and that they have more bargaining power. Theirs are the names that leap to mind. It’s like a sexist perpetual-motion machine. By the time we get to the advanced-empire stage of making demands and running spinoff sites, is it any wonder that women are conspicuously absent? [Ed. note: Well, not totally absent. They are often editing and assisting and doing the web producing for these men.]

Alla dis.

No seriously go read the whole thing.

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Male tech bloggers speculate women’s brains can’t handle coding —&gt; http://voc.tv/14EsNKo
I’ve seen The Social Network enough times to know that computer programmers tend to be skinny, anti-social twerps, who occasionally get punked by the cool kids before getting rich by stealing great ideas from their taller, more socially adroit counterparts. Oh, and they’re all dudes.
The last part of this cartoonish stereotype is actually true, and in a Larry Summers moment yesterday, a well-known entrepreneur sparked a big angry interwebs debate when he posited that the reason this boy’s club exists is that women are genetically predisposed to suck at coding.
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vocativ:

Male tech bloggers speculate women’s brains can’t handle coding —> http://voc.tv/14EsNKo

I’ve seen The Social Network enough times to know that computer programmers tend to be skinny, anti-social twerps, who occasionally get punked by the cool kids before getting rich by stealing great ideas from their taller, more socially adroit counterparts. Oh, and they’re all dudes.

The last part of this cartoonish stereotype is actually true, and in a Larry Summers moment yesterday, a well-known entrepreneur sparked a big angry interwebs debate when he posited that the reason this boy’s club exists is that women are genetically predisposed to suck at coding.

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When you were in the R29 office, a few women said they hoped to age as gracefully as you have. So, what&#8217;s your secret?
"Everyone wants to know that life gets better and not worse. We would like to know we get better as time goes by. And, we can. I have come to the full realization that all of life is fun, adventurous, challenging — not just the first 30 years.
I have thrown out the old paradigm of life looking like a mountain, with an imaginary peak they call the &#8216;prime of life.&#8217; There is no such thing. Every second of your life is the prime of your life. Right now. And now. If you take care of your body and live for pleasure rather than success, (which lowers the stress in your body and mind) and learn to trust the universe, you will carry yourself with ease and joy.
I do not accept my age — I celebrate it! I wear my wrinkles, silver hair, and age spots as medals of honor. Life and beauty is all what you make it. That is what attractiveness and aging gracefully is all about. Enjoy it!&#8221; (via Cindy Joseph Model - Pictures, Interview)

It&#8217;s a little hokey, but you know what? Clearly it&#8217;s working for her.

When you were in the R29 office, a few women said they hoped to age as gracefully as you have. So, what’s your secret?

"Everyone wants to know that life gets better and not worse. We would like to know we get better as time goes by. And, we can. I have come to the full realization that all of life is fun, adventurous, challenging — not just the first 30 years.

I have thrown out the old paradigm of life looking like a mountain, with an imaginary peak they call the ‘prime of life.’ There is no such thing. Every second of your life is the prime of your life. Right now. And now. If you take care of your body and live for pleasure rather than success, (which lowers the stress in your body and mind) and learn to trust the universe, you will carry yourself with ease and joy.

I do not accept my age — I celebrate it! I wear my wrinkles, silver hair, and age spots as medals of honor. Life and beauty is all what you make it. That is what attractiveness and aging gracefully is all about. Enjoy it!” (via Cindy Joseph Model - Pictures, Interview)

It’s a little hokey, but you know what? Clearly it’s working for her.

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Kelly Framel &amp; Jamie Beck shot Danielle &amp; Jodie Snyder of DANNIJO in Armani, inspired by the suffragettes of the 1910s. (via In Celebration { Of Sisterhood } | The Glamourai)

Kelly Framel & Jamie Beck shot Danielle & Jodie Snyder of DANNIJO in Armani, inspired by the suffragettes of the 1910s. (via In Celebration { Of Sisterhood } | The Glamourai)

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humansofnewyork:

“Even at this advanced age, I still don’t understand women. They remain a mystery.”“What specifically about women is most mysterious to you?”“The moods. Every woman is a special gift. But they all have the moods.”

And you, sir, are in all likelihood a bag of all the dicks.

humansofnewyork:

“Even at this advanced age, I still don’t understand women. They remain a mystery.”
“What specifically about women is most mysterious to you?”
“The moods. Every woman is a special gift. But they all have the moods.”

And you, sir, are in all likelihood a bag of all the dicks.

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Things that look like feminism but aren’t

Things that are not feminism:

1. Asking a question about why women do or want things and answering with why you do or want things, and calling it feminism. (Or, as Julia Wong put it, “My feminism demands that women be allowed to speak for themselves.”)

2. Assuming that a “vibrant young woman” (separate from a “soulfully beautiful and professionally accomplished one) suffers from false consciousness about her own sexuality, and that she needs your pity and implicit shaming, and calling it feminism.

3. Claiming that you are not judging women’s sexual behavior differently from men’s, and then judging women’s sexual behavior differently from men. And calling it feminism.

Read the rest, by Irin Carmon, here.

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Why does everybody think that women are debasing themselves when we expose the conditions of our own debasement? Why do women always have to come off clean?
Chris Kraus, I Love Dick

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The Admiration Society: I am sick and tired of saying I'm sorry.

theadmirationsociety:

Before I even get started, I’m making myself a promise. Whatever happens with this blog post, whomever it may upset or annoy, I WILL NOT BE SORRY.

Not being sorry is a major challenge for me. I am a woman, and I apologize for everything. I can’t seem to help it.

Awesome, awesome post from Tuesday Cain's first-grade teacher, who was also present for the protests at the Capitol in Texas.

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kirklarsen:

Yemeni 11 year old girl runs away from her family for trying to marry her off, gives this interview where she shows how much stronger and smarter than her parents she is.

This video’s sad, but this girl’s a badass.

Damn. Heartbreaking, but amazing. I truly hope this girl stays safe and is able to live her life the way she desires.

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(via Miss Moss&#160;: Miami Beach, 1940)

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More important than allowing women to prove they can hack it with the boys is for the industry to recognize what women have already accomplished: to put as much effort into developing female audiences, for there are many, as into wooing geeks at Comic-Con, and to realize that The Heat’s $40 million (and counting) box-office take is not a fluke but a window into a hunger that Hollywood is doing a lousy job of feeding.

—Sam Adams, new editor of Indiewire’s Criticwire blog (and soon-to-be Dissolve contributor), responding to Susan Wloszczyna’s provocative piece at RogerEbert.com about why Hollywood should be handing the reins of blockbuster franchises to female directors. (via thedissolve)

Yes please.

And: hooray! The Dissolve is launching today. Sometime.