sexism
Builders Promise No More Toolbelt Honeys at Tradeshows

The operators of the UK Construction Week trade event have been rudely snapped into the reality of 2018, and, in an attempt to stop it all kicking off at this year's event, have assembled a code of conduct for exhibitors that explicitly warns against bunging loads of models into bikinis and having them parade around holding power tools incorrectly and unsafely for the amusement of trade attendees. Read More >>

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Google CEO Reaffirms Firing James Damore Was the Way to Go, ‘I Don’t Regret It’

Google CEO Sundar Pichai isn’t rattled by former engineer James Damore’s lawsuit against the tech giant for alleged discrimination against white, conservative men, at least according to remarks he made this week to MSNBC and Recode . Read More >>

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Fired Google Engineer James Damore Takes His Case to Reddit

James Damore, the Google engineer who was fired after posting a 10-page memo calling the company an “Ideological Echo Chamber” and arguing women are underrepresented in tech because of inherent differences, has taken his side of the story to one of the friendliest venues imaginable: Reddit. Read More >>

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Dads Not Understanding the Washing Machine Adverts BANNED

The Advertising Standard Authority is happy that it's done enough to kick sexism aimed at women out of advertising, so now it's got another target in its sights -- the incompetent father figure struggling to multitask because mum's been out of the house for 40 minutes and dinner's burning. Read More >>

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Uber Can’t Stop Tripping on Its Own Misogynistic Feet

Leaked audio from a Tuesday all-hands meeting shows that Uber, still struggling to win back the public’s goodwill since the company was accused of widespread misogyny and sexual harassment earlier this year, can’t help but continue on its path of self-destruction. Read More >>

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Google Wants Women to Just Trust That It Pays Them the Same as Men

In the midst of an ugly legal battle with the US Department of Labor over the gender wage gap, Google updated its blog on Tuesday to assert its commitment to paying women and men at the company equally. For a company with totally unremarkable diversity numbers, Google is weirdly nonspecific about how it addresses pay inequity in the post, saying both that it doesn’t underpay women, but won’t support having a third-party certify that. Read More >>

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In Kenya, Women’s Smartphone Access Is Controlled By Men

The differences in the way men and women use technology have been studied lots of times, but a new report from Mozilla shows that in some countries, that difference is downright depressing. Read More >>

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A Black Female Astrophysicist Explains Why Hidden Figures Isn’t Just About History

First, it beat Star Wars: Rogue One. Now, for the second weekend since its wide-release debut, Hidden Figures—the true story of three black female mathematicians at NASA—is number one at the US box office. It’s raked in roughly $6o million so far, and counting. Read More >>

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Chinese Tech Giant’s Office Party Featured Humiliating Simulated Blowjobs 

Tencent, the Chinese tech behemoth, sparked outrage this week when a video from its year-end party leaked online. The video shows employees participating in an incredibly sexist office game. Read More >>

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gaming
Ubisoft’s Gamer Survey Absolutely Isn’t For Girls

Ubisoft has once again demonstrated just how out of touch it is by declaring half of the world’s population not worth listening to. The company, which is behind titles including Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry, has excluded females young and old from its customer survey. Read More >>

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Star Wars Monopoly Without Rey: A Brief History of Shade Cast on Female Heroes in Licensed Toys

A roll of the eyes, a couple of tuts and and an all-too-familiar shake of the head. Hasbro’s new Star Wars: The Force Awakens-themed Monopoly set has caused outrage, as you can only play as either Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren or Finn. No Rey. You know, the movie’s lead? Sorry, the movie’s FEMALE lead. Read More >>

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Designers of New UK Passport Shrug Off Accusations of Sexism

The new design for the British passport has been revealed, and people are already complaining about it. The revamped burgundy book, which will start rolling out from next month, features famous British landmarks and figures, though only two of them -- mathematician Ada Lovelace and architect Elisabeth Scott -- are female. By contrast, seven men have made the cut. Read More >>

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Sweden Looking at Rating Video Games Out of Ten for Sexism

Swedish video game trade body Dataspelsbranchen is investigating ways it can make the internet's response to video game sexism even worse, by adding labels to games that rate how well they portray women and treat gender issues. Read More >>

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OnePlus to Women: Send Us Hot Selfies, We’ll Let You Buy Our Phone (Updated)

Tech companies have a pretty awful track record where talking to women is concerned. But after running damage control on horrible campaign after horrible campaign, you'd think they'd try to avoid making the same mistakes again. And you would be wrong. Enter OnePlus' new lovely-ladies-only invite giveaway. Because, as they say, "chivalry is not dead." Read More >>

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“Code Babes” is Everything Wrong With Tech Culture—Plus Strippers

The internet is buzzing right now with the latest, greatest (and potentially fake) Worst Thing Ever. Meet Code Babes, the stripping amalgam of everything that's wrong with tech culture today. Read More >>