Backtalk: Get Out & Uber Sexism

Spoiler alert: Get Out is a must-see. No, but really, we will spoil the film. 

Performance Anxiety: Trump and the Commodification of Dissent in the Tech Industry

Advertising “resistance” as a brand carries a number of advantages: Covering up PR problems, protecting access to talented immigrant workers, and yes, also genuinely wanting to do the right thing. Read more »

Popaganda: Fembots

From Metropolis to Westworld, female robots have always played out complicated power dynamics onscreen. In this episode, filmmaker and professor Allison de Fren walks us through the history of female robots onscreen in movies like The Stepford Wives, Ex Machina,... Read more »

Of Woman Borg: Bionic betties, radical robots, and the evolution of the artificial woman

It’s no shock that feminine cyborgs are used exclusively in ads targeting young males; they tap right into stock fantasies of female subservience.” Read more »

WOMANPRODUCER Project Celebrates the Women Behind the Music

Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne of The Blow have founded a new multimedia art project and organization, WOMANPRODUCER, to connect and celebrate women who make their own music.  Read more »

Birth Control Delivered to Your Door: The Nurx Birth Control App Expands Around the Country

The company aims to make contraception easy and affordable—just like it should be.  Read more »

In California, a Government App Will (Finally!) Track When Police Shoot Civilians

I tested out the new tool that California will use to track violent encounters. And found some problems.  Read more »

New Music Monday: Miss Geo

Boston techno trio Miss Geo makes a strong case for the argument that new technologies actually mean new and different ways to connect.  Read more »

Kids These Days

Kids of this generation get a bad rap but we're working to make a better future together. Read more »

Trolls Target Leslie Jones of "Ghostbusters" With Racist Abuse

Why won't Twitter do more to protect their users from harassment?  Read more »

New Website LedBetter Maps the Glass Ceiling of Nearly 2,000 Major Consumer Brands

Many companies claim gender parity in leadership is a priority but which ones are actually following through? Read more »

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