Category Archives: Gender & Sexuality

Bletchley Park: The Undiscovered Country Estate (where we used computers to beat the Gerries)

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Image from the BBC I watched a documentary a few days ago called “Code-Breakers: Bletchley Park’s Lost Heroes,” about Tommy Flowers and Bill Tutte of Bletchley Park. Any time I watch a documentary about scientists or engineers who went unrecognized during their time, they are invariably women; Rosalind Franklin comes to mind, or Ada Lovelace. […]

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Sexism in Hip Hop perpetuated by Sexism in Hip Hop Discussion

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Sociological Images posted a video in which Black Intellectuals and Artists discuss Sexism in Hip Hop. Here is the video: I was struck by the imbalance in the conversation, so I counted a few things in the video: # men: 6 (the host, Cornel West, and the 4 men on stage) # women: 2 Length […]

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Ines Sainz and the Most Harrassed Sports Reporters

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The Bleacher Report has a list called Ines Sainz and the Most Harrassed Sports Reporters. It tells the stories of ten female sports reporters who have been harrassed by members of the sports community, including their media colleagues. It is a serious examination of the issue, which is good to see, especially on the internet […]

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Bryan Safi is my new favourite human

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Current TV’s Bryan Safi on the advertising obsession that is ponce. I could watch his show all day.

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The new Canadian Citizenship Guide: Gender Equality Fail

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The Globe and Mail had a piece on the new Canadian Citizenship Guide, including a quote by Historian Margaret Conrad, who had this to say a-boot it: “It’s kind of like a throwback to the 1950s. It’s a tough, manly country with military and sports heroes that are all men.” I thought to myself, that […]

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