Category Archives: current events

Progressive Paris

I was lucky enough to take a trip to Paris over the holidays, arriving on Christmas Day and staying through January 3rd. Though it was my 5th time in the city, a Parisian excursion can never get old – Samuel … Continue reading

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The NFL’s Play For Women

I’m not a huge fan of (American) football, but it’s been hard to ignore how aggressively the NFL and its partners have been courting women and girls. Many of the ads are smart and refreshing – it’s a pleasant change … Continue reading

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About that Bing ad…

As someone who consistently points out the dearth of women in pretty much every form of media, I want to love this ad. But I think it falls flat. Here are a few reasons why: 1) Lack of focus. Women, … Continue reading

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Simon Doonan’s Red Herring

This is a monumentally silly article from Simon Doonan over at Slate. The fact that he repeatedly uses the phrase “audacious women with impressive racks” (oh, and then likens them to cupcakes) says it all. Ta-Nehisi Coates had a pretty … Continue reading

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#BlogforIWD: A Collection of Infographics

In case anyone is wondering why we have International Women’s Day, here are a few infographics that help drive the point home. The Economist: Where to be female The Economist: Hitting women USAID: Why Invest In Women? GOOD: Women of … Continue reading

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Jaw-Dropping Piece from Eleanor Cooney

An excerpt from the piece in Mother Jones: From the moment I started looking for an abortion, not once did I even consider going through with the pregnancy. Not for one second. It simply was not going to happen. Nothing, … Continue reading

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Y Combinator Goes After Hollywood

The startup-funding firm Y Combinator came out with this scathing statement as part of their newest Request For Startup: Hollywood appears to have peaked. If it were an ordinary industry (film cameras, say, or typewriters), it could look forward to … Continue reading

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Discrimination and Silicon Valley

I’ve touched on the topic of discrimination in Silicon Valley before, but in the last few weeks, there have been several examples of it entering (relatively) mainstream consciousness. I’m glad to see this being discussed more widely, as it brings … Continue reading

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Keep Families Together

[cross posted at The SAALT Spot] When I was fifteen, I remember seeing this image plastered across news outlets: The boy, then six years old, is Elian Gonzalez. Caught up in a family dispute between relatives in Miami, Florida and … Continue reading

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Happy Diwali

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