I’ve gotten half a dozen calls from reporters today wanting to know what the debate last night means for Bloomberg’s campaign.— jess mcintosh (@jess_mc) February 20, 2020
And zero for what it means for Warren, who won the debate and is the reason Bloomberg’s campaign is in crisis.
We are *always* talking about the men.
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Directed by Nisha Ganatra. With Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy. A late night talk show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show.
Well plotted with some excellent characters. Perhaps not as funny as I might have wanted, but they did have a handful of long play jokes that they set up from the first act that came back to land reasonably well.
NPR's Michel Martin asks NPR's CEO, John Lansing, to respond to an All Things Considered interview with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
📺 Tiny Shoulders, Rethinking Barbie (2018) | Hulu
Directed by Andrea Blaugrund Nevins. With Roxane Gay, Peggy Orenstein, Gloria Steinem. Barbie, the most popular doll ever created is a fashion icon and a target for feminists. This telling documentary features new footage, access to Barbie's biggest reinvention, and examines over 60 years of women through the lens of an 11.5 inch plastic doll.
The best part may have been the near-coda at the end that indicated what happened to the creator of Barbie.
👓 Peggy McIntosh | Wikipedia
Peggy McIntosh (born November 7, 1934) is an American feminist, anti-racism activist, scholar, speaker, and Senior Research Associate of the Wellesley Centers for Women. She is the founder of the National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity). She and Emily Style co-directed SEED for its first twenty-five years. She has written on curricular revision, feelings of fraudulence, and professional development of teachers. In 1988, she published the article "White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women’s Studies". This analysis, and its shorter version, "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" (1989), pioneered putting the dimension of privilege into discussions of power, gender, race, class and sexuality in the United States. Both papers rely on personal examples of unearned advantage that McIntosh says she experienced in her lifetime, especially from 1970 to 1988. McIntosh encourages individuals to reflect on and recognize their own unearned advantages and disadvantages as parts of immense and overlapping systems of power. She has been criticized for concealing her considerable, personal class privilege and displacing it onto the collective category of race.
Definitely want to read her Invisible Knapsack work.
With Dr. Nancy Hill, McIntosh co-founded the Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute, which, for thirty-five years, annually gave “money and a room of one’s own” to ten women who were not supported by other institutions and were working on projects in the arts and many other fields.
Another example of Virginia Woolf’s idea being put into practice in the wild. (I added a link to the Wikipedia page to make it more obvious.)
👓 Jocelyn Bell Burnell Discovered Radio Pulsars in 1974, But the Credit Went to Her Advisor; In 2018, She Gets Her Due, Winning a $3 Million Physics Prize | Open Culture
Say you made a Nobel-worthy scientific discovery and the prize went to your thesis supervisor instead. How would you take it?
👓 The Lazy Trope of the Unethical Female Journalist | The Atlantic
👓 FIFA want fewer women shown on TV at WC | ESPN
FIFA wants fewer images of attractive women in World Cup stadiums shown on future broadcasts, with sexism a bigger problem than racism in Russia.
👓 Combating Sexism in Tech With Honesty: The Impact of Upload’s Silence| Medium | Danny Bittman
I was the Creative Producer at Upload until most of the Upload San Francisco staff and I quit after a sexual harassment lawsuit was filed…
👓 Talking to Boys the Way We Talk to Girls | New York Times
Stereotypically macho messages limit children’s understanding of what it means to be a father, a man and a boy, as well.
Uber’s vice president of product and growth Ed Baker has resigned | Recode
His departure is tinged by allegations made about him to those investigating the ride-hailing company’s loose culture.
An Open Letter to The Uber Board and Investors
By now a staggering number of people recognize the name of Susan Fowler and have read some account of her experiences of sexism, sexual…
Feb. 23rd, 2017 By now a staggering number of people recognize the name of Susan Fowler and have read some account of her experiences of sexism, sexual harassment and horrendous management at Uber. So what explains the silence of Uber’s investors? Continue reading An Open Letter to The Uber Board and Investors