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Feminism

Racist Algorithms, Crime, and the Ethical Use of Data Prediction

ProPublica came out with an excellent piece this week by Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Surya Mattu and Lauren Kircher looking at the algorithms used by the US justice system to …

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FeminismReligion

Hookers for Jesus Wants to “Save” Sex Workers Whether They Want It or Not

Hookers for Jesus is an absolutely real non-profit organization started by Annie Lobert, a former sex worker, in order to save women from the evils of prostitution via the most …

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Feminism

Mansplain Monday: Men Mansplain Mansplaining to Me

Welcome to the second installment of Mansplain Monday. Last time I wrote about men who mansplain statistics to me. Of course, as any woman on the internet knows, if you …

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Feminism

Don’t Worry Ladies, President Trump Will Take Care of You

At this point in the 2016 US presidential election, it’s no secret that Trump is a misogynist who regularly disparages and objectifies women, so it’s not a surprise that he …

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Feminism

Mansplain Monday: Men Mansplain Statistics to Me

Welcome to the first post of our new series Mansplain Monday wherein we post and discuss some of our “favorite” examples of mansplaining that we have come across during the …

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ActivismFeatured

Stop Panicking: There Isn’t a 98% Chance of a President Trump Future

The internet has been all abuzz about the results of a statistical model created by political scientist Helmut Norpoth that says that Trump has a 98%* chance of winning the …

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FeaturedFeminismScience

No, Women Do Not Guard Their Men From Sexy Ovulating Werewolf Hussies

This month researchers* from Arizona State University, University of Iowa, and Pennsylvania State University came out with a study entitled “Women Selectively Guard Their (Desirable) Mates From Ovulating Women,” (apologies …

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FeminismScience

In Defense of Pink Science

Over at Quartz, Shannon Palus wrote a great piece about how condescending so many campaigns to get women into STEM are, whereby companies market to women using female stereotypes under …

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