Quickies

Quickies: Sexism in the financial system, language choices, and animating women

  • What my divorce taught me about latent sexism in the financial system – “In fact, his name had ended up first on everything. This may not sound like a big deal until you realize that in order to remove his name from all my accounts—the water bill, the gas bill, the phone bill, the trash—companies insist on speaking with the primary account holder. It didn’t matter that I was the person who’d set them all up when we’d originally moved into the house. It didn’t matter that some of them pre-dated the marriage and I’d added him afterwards.”
  • Killer wives are “wicked,” killer husbands are “stressed” – “…a new study in Psychiatry, Psychology and Law has analysed the sentencing remarks made by judges in domestic murder cases (defined as murder between heterosexual spouses) and found that they framed killings by men in far more lenient and forgiving terms than killings by women.”
  • Your face is tanking – On the language used to describe the revenue of the new Ghostbusters movie.
  • Are women too hard to animate? – A new Tropes vs. Women in Video Games.
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Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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