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Less than 10% of Wikipedia's editors are women. Bishakha Datta serves on the board of the Wikimedia Foundation and spoke about this today in Israel. I occasionally contribute to Wikipedia so was curious to hear why it is so male dominated. The Foundation doesn't actually know, but it has conducted research and come up with possible explanations: “Women lack a fundamental sense of self confidence when it comes to producing knowledge,” Datta explained. “Women look at themselves as silent receivers of knowledge.” In addition to low confidence...
My Milk Toof is a series of stories inspired by baby teeth. I'd never heard of the term before, but artist Inhae Renee Lee is fascinated by "milk teeth," AKA your primary teeth. She created two itty-bitty BFF tooth characters, ickle and Lardee (intentional uncapitalization), who go on adventures in their home, sometimes with their pet fish, Carrot. ickle, the smart studious "toof," and Lardee, the plump, fun-loving "toof," are made of polymer clay and painted with acrylics. Lee has documented the mishaps of the...
We found a handful of the best tweets about Michael Douglas' comments on oral sex that were revealed in an interview yesterday. While it took a lot not to vomit at all the disgusting jokes about Catherine Zeta-Jones disease-ridden vagina, there were some gems hidden amongst the rubble. From Lena Dunham to Julie Klausner to Betty F*ckin' White (not actually Betty White), a whole lotta ladies were pretty on point today.   10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3.  2. 1. Photo via the Guardian   ...
This isn’t the first time we've written about Anita Sarkeesian, of Feminist Frequency and Tropes vs. Women in Video Games. And we have a feeling that it won’t be our last. She has some amazing stuff in the works and it's guaranteed to ruffle internet feathers. (Because of the overwhelmingly negative reaction to her videos and the incredible voice of her supporters, she's already become an expert feather rustler. Now anything she does automatically becomes a web war because of this intense polarization.) Last time we...
Apparently, we needed this statistical answer: women make up 42 percent of the HBO series’ total 4.8 million viewers. Not a big number compared to True Blood’s 52 percent female viewership, but still big enough to stomp out Breaking Bad’s 36 percent.  What’s even more interesting is the fact that women make up half of the show’s online conversations and it’s pretty much all positive talk. I’ve tweeted countless times about my observations on the ominous drumming during most GoT sex scenes, so this really...