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Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy

Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy / Boing Boing Today sees the publication of Bonnie Burton’s (previously) long-awaited new book, Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy. report this ad It’s an absolutely delightful read: the projects are nicely staged, moving from the very simple to the very ambitious, and always seasoned with clever …

3D printers needed to crowdsource a giant Rosie the Riveter

Todd writes, “We the Builders brings together 3D printer operators from all over the world to create sculptures that inspire makers. Our sculptures have toured maker-related events of all sizes around the northeastern United States, from local STEAM education events all the way to the White House. They are crowd-sourced, made up of hundreds of pieces 3D printed by people like you, and then …

"Power Poses" are bullshit

In 2010, three psychologists published a paper on “power poses”, with their finding that people who adopted “power poses” — think of superheroes on skyscrapers — felt more powerful and took more risks. One of those authors, Harvard’s Amy Cuddy, has done a TED Talk about power posing that’s garnered more than 35,000,000 views and has been part of a successful career built …

H&M’s diverse advert mirrors the real world. Shame the ad industry doesn’t | Arwa Mahdawi

Diversity is so hot right now. Take H&M’s new television advert for its autumn/winter 2016 collection, for example, which features a range of women including: • Black women with natural hair • Women with shaved heads • A muscular woman • Action shots of women’s wobbly bits wobbling • A thin woman eating french fries without a side of guilt • Armpit hair • A …

The time it takes to be a woman

A team working with our video director genius friend Joe Sabia created this video for Glamour, that calculates the difference in total time that men and women spend, on average, on a variety of everyday activities. At Hellogiggles: They broke it all down activity by activity, even getting as detailed as comparing shampoo times (an average of 3 minutes per shampoo …

When "computers" were young, brilliant black women mathematicians

Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures recovers the lost history of the young African American women who did the heavy computational work of the Apollo missions, given the job title of “computer” — her compelling book has been made into a new motion picture. One such woman was Katherine G. Johnson. At 98, she still lives in Hampton, and has emerged as …

J.W.Anderson: 'provocative' new exhibition to reveal his inspirations

Fashion designer J.W.Anderson is set offer a rare glimpse into his artistic process, in a “provocative” new art exhibition. Anderson, who has put ideas of gender subversion at the heart of his fashion shows, will oversee the Disobedient Bodies exhibition at The Hepworth gallery in Wakefield next spring. It will show the intersection between modern art, fashion and sexuality In a statement, Anderson said: “I …

Las Vegas: high unionization rates mean smaller wage-gaps for women, especially older women

Las Vegas is one of America’s most unionized cities, and importantly, the unionization rates are especially high in trades dominated by women, such as cocktail servers and hotel cleaners, making Vegas one of the most equal places in America in terms of wage-parity between women and men, and also between young workers and older workers. There’s still room for improvement, but unionized women …

Cargo shorts – practical clothing or man-shaming stupid pants?

I’ve recently seen a lot about cargo shorts in the news. What’s going on?Ben, by email Ding dong merrily on high, it’s because they have finally been banned by international law! At long last, the European court of human rights has decreed that these hideous, multi-pocketed monstrosities contravene my human rights by appearing in my line of vision on every third man in the street …

Forget Skynet: AI is already making things terrible for people who aren't rich white dudes

Kate Crawford (previously) takes to the New York Times’s editorial page to ask why rich white guys act like the big risk of machine-learning systems is that they’ll evolve into Skynet-like apex-predators that subjugate the human race, when there are already rampant problems with machine learning: algorithmic racist sentencing, algorithmic, racist and sexist discrimination, algorithmic harassment, algorithmic hiring bias, algorithmic terrorist watchlisting, algorithmic racist …