Quickies: Serena Williams, tracking menstruation, and the glorification of masculinity
- Every Serena Williams win comes with a side of disgusting racism and sexism – “In the moments surrounding her win, Williams was compared to an animal, likened to a man, and deemed frightening and horrifyingly unattractive.”
- With iOS9 Apple’s HealthKit will finally track menstruation – Of the former iteration of the software: “It could be used for almost every metric a human might think of — if you forget, as Apple did, that some humans menstruate fairly regularly.” From Courtney.
- NPR’s #RaceOnTech collects diverse voices in STEM fields – “In mid-July, All Tech Considered will select innovators who are breaking new ground in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. We will invite a selected group to join us on Twitter for the day as we follow their footprints on Twitter.”
- The glorification of masculinity in the queer dating scene is totally a thing – “I’d argue that there is a definite element of masculine privilege in queer circles, and that privilege is protected by everyone involved – including femmes. Consequently, femmephobia and femme-policing still occurs because masculinity is still viewed as superior to femininity.”