July 2, 2014
timoni:

The Ping-Pong Theory of Tech Sexism, by Ariel Schrag.
This interview is the best reflection I’ve read of how I feel being a woman in the tech industry. I get more respect than a lot of my female coworkers, being on the product side and somewhat technically aware, but I don’t get guy-level respect. My ideas are routinely ignored, or ascribed to other male coworkers.
I know my coworkers aren’t consciously doing this. Calling them out on it is, for the most part, pointless: it will be seen as irrational, overly sensitive, or aggressive. And yet, when I talk to other women, we do generally feel like our expertise isn’t valued, that we have to justify our arguments beyond reason, and that our challenges are simply ignored. It may not be sexism: we may really all just be worse at our jobs. But I doubt it.
So I like the approach this interview takes. No judgements, no sense that men are consciously to blame, just a clear, honest description of how things have been for this particular women during her career.

Yes.

timoni:

The Ping-Pong Theory of Tech Sexism, by Ariel Schrag.

This interview is the best reflection I’ve read of how I feel being a woman in the tech industry. I get more respect than a lot of my female coworkers, being on the product side and somewhat technically aware, but I don’t get guy-level respect. My ideas are routinely ignored, or ascribed to other male coworkers.

I know my coworkers aren’t consciously doing this. Calling them out on it is, for the most part, pointless: it will be seen as irrational, overly sensitive, or aggressive. And yet, when I talk to other women, we do generally feel like our expertise isn’t valued, that we have to justify our arguments beyond reason, and that our challenges are simply ignored. It may not be sexism: we may really all just be worse at our jobs. But I doubt it.

So I like the approach this interview takes. No judgements, no sense that men are consciously to blame, just a clear, honest description of how things have been for this particular women during her career.

Yes.

July 1, 2014
annfriedman:

Silver linings.

Yes RBG.

annfriedman:

Silver linings.

Yes RBG.

June 12, 2014
25 Under 2-85 No. 4: Brooke Hatfield

acappellabooks:

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1.Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I’m perpetually six months late to popular culture (gouchos, Snapchat) and only picked up this incredible book after seeing Adichie speak in Decatur in March. She has written a story that deftly addresses race, womanhood, and privilege, and it’s…

Sweet list, Brooke. Now pumped about the first one.

June 6, 2014
annfriedman:

The Harsh Mellow Pie - The Hairpin

annfriedman:

The Harsh Mellow Pie - The Hairpin

May 29, 2014
"Beyoncé isn’t Beyoncé because she reads comments on the Internet. Beyoncé is in Ibiza, wearing a stomach necklace, walking hand in hand with her hot boyfriend. She’s going on the yacht and having a mimosa. She’s not reading shitty comments about herself on the Internet, and we shouldn’t either. I just think, Would Beyoncé be reading this? No, she would just delete it or somebody would delete it for her. What I really need to do is close the computer and then talk back to that voice and say, Fuck you. I don’t give a shit what you think. I’m Beyoncé. I’m going to Ibiza with Jay-Z now, fuck off. Being criticized is part of the job, but seeking it out isn’t. That’s our piece to let go."

Kathleen Hanna 

I endorse this philosophy.

(via annfriedman)

(via annfriedman)

May 19, 2014
A Pairing Of Meditations, starring @annfriedman and @cordjefferson

dceiver:

"In real time, it’s hard to be sure what’s sexism and what’s you."
Ann Friedman, @ The Cut

”’This is racist,’ you might say to the cop. ‘Prove it,’ he might say back. And at that moment, you can’t.
Cord Jefferson, @ Gawker

Remember GOOD Magazine? Pretty smart buncha people.

May 8, 2014
"The “Are you a feminist?” test is most often administered to young, female celebrities who have dared to challenge stereotypes or allude to their beliefs in gender equality. Interviewers never ask this question of male celebrities, and they rarely ask it of older women. And in the context of mainstream media, “Are you a feminist?” is not movement-building. It’s a trap. If young women say yes, tabloids and conservative pundits are quick to decry their perceived radicalism. And if they say no, they’ve got the feminist police to deal with. Usually, they take a middle ground: They decline the label but say a bunch of other smart things that make clear they’re quite aware of gender inequality and the need to remedy it."

I Was Shailene Woodley: I Used to Say I Wasn’t a Feminist - NYmag.com (via annfriedman)

April 10, 2014

smartgirlsattheparty:

ellendegeneres:

Pharrell on equality. We love this man.

This clip makes us HAPPY!

March 19, 2014
maxistentialist:

I always thought it would be fun to make like a little Fieldnotes book of useful charts and graphs that you could carry around in your backpack to settle arguments. This would go in there.

maxistentialist:

I always thought it would be fun to make like a little Fieldnotes book of useful charts and graphs that you could carry around in your backpack to settle arguments. This would go in there.

February 11, 2014
Enlist in the Army of Lovers

erikaonfire:

What do you have to do to be part of the Army of Lovers? It’s simple. Give one Valentine to one stranger. Here’s how:

1. Messaging: keep it clean and simple. This isn’t a love match. This isn’t a “call me maybe.” It’s not a flirt or a sexytime adventure. It’s also not a downer or an insult. It’s…

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