BY Kathryn Hensch
on Aug 06, 2015
Some people think that jobs in engineering, which require some serious brainpower, are only held by men. It’s absolutely preposterous that a woman could do work in that field, right? You can't have children/wear dresses/do anything conventionally woman-like and be an engineer, right?
Wrong. Thus, Isis Wegner created #ILookLikeAnEngineer to dismantle this sexist way of thinking. Here’s some of the lovely ladies of technology:
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BY Hannah Baxter
on Apr 29, 2015
Recent Vogue cover girl and all-around American sweetheart Karlie Kloss has added a new line to her expanding resume: coding advocate.
The supermodel has partnered with the NYC-based Flatiron School to establish the Kode with Karlie scholarship, which provides an intensive two-week training course where young women can learn to code. Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Nov 11, 2014
I attended my first game jam ever this weekend at NYU’s Gaming Center and I was incredibly nervous and intimidated. I was invited by one of the ladies of Code Liberation, an all-girl organization that aims to level the playing field in the game world and provides free game programing classes to women in order to create gender equality in the gaming industry. This particular event was hosted by a research center centered around game studies and design, digital culture and interactive art. Read More
BY Elle Brosh
on Jun 13, 2014
“Hello? Yes, it is me, bell hooks. Yes, I am here to tell you to cut that white supremacist capitalist patriarchy shit out. Uh huh, thanks, okay buhbye.”
It may not be as good as the lady herself, but yes, that is pretty much what is going on here. This amazing new Tumblr page provides those who love a good ol’ bell hooks hoot every once in a while with pure gold; The Feminist Phone Intervention is a godsend for anyone and everyone who felt inclined to give out their digits to some random dude who asked for them because they were just feeling nice that night. Read More
Stuart Varney, a host on Fox Business, thinks the absence of women in boardrooms has more to do with our hysterical, uterine-controlled brains than with discrimination. In discussion with Scottie Hughes of the Tea Party News Network, the host asked if companies should feel pressure to hire more women. Read More
Quick: name a famous inventor. Is it a man? Women continue to fight hard to gain recognition as inventors. Scientific fields and patenting usually favor the dudes, but women created a lot of things that make our modern lives easy and efficient. We were inspired by Mental Floss's list of inventions by ladies and wanted to share them (and add a few), so take a look at twenty five items to be thankful for, and give these women a big round of applause!
1. The First Computer
Grace Hopper, with the help of colleague Howard Aiken, constructed the first computer in 1944. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Oct 11, 2013
Ahh Wikipedia...truly my oldest and most treasured childhood friend. Without ye, so many A- papers would be mere C+’s...So many useless facts would remain unknown...Truly a bleak world would exist if not for Wikipedia. Yet, statistics show that less than 15% of Wikipedia contributors are female. Could it be that my heart and soul has been devoted the most patriarchal website of them all?! Say it ain’t so!
The debate on why such a huge gender gap exists on such a supposedly “open” platform is inconclusive. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Oct 07, 2013
Questions have become answers! In a sitdown with CNN, supercool voice actress Susan Bennett talks about what it’s like to be telling the 25% of the population who own iPhones (that's 78 million people, yo) if it’s going to rain or where they can buy pizza. That's right: She's Siri.
Bennett recorded the Siri voice all the way back in July 2005. At the time, she had “no idea where [it] would end up.” She didn’t even hear herself on the iPhone until a friend called and said “Isn’t this you?” Talk about the opposite of a diva. Read More
BY Kat Hamilton
on Sep 26, 2013
Experienced online daters know that it can be difficult to filter through the sea of people looking for love online; it often all seems weirdly clinical. A new app called Swoon hopes to provide us ladies with an e-solution to the sometimes-irritating world of online dating. Designed for ladies, by ladies, Swoon's trying to change the way we meet people online.
The app tracks your location using GPS and shows possible male or female matches in your area. Their photos are shown flipbook style, and you have the option to "like" people you find interesting. Read More
BY Eloise Giegerich
on Sep 11, 2013
At San Francisco's TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 event this past weekend, the most repulsive app was presented: "Titstare." Yes, you read that correctly...Titstare. Created by two young men (surprise!) from Australia, the app is exactly what it sounds like—a utopian dream-come-true for dumb, douchey jerks who have nothing better to do than look up photos of topless women. And, while dumb, douchey jerks may love this app, it is an absolutely abominable creation to everyone else. Read More