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Study Confirms That, Yes, Women Face Sexism In Motorsport

For those of us massive nerds out there, it’s an exciting day when a motorsport article is published in a scholarly journal — and it’s an even rarer day when that motorsport article focuses specifically on women. And that’s exactly what happened earlier this year in a study that confirms that female drivers not only…Read […]

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The Lady And The Dale Dismantles Myths Of Transness Via The Automotive Documentary

The story of Geraldine Elizabeth Carmichael, the Twentieth Century Motor Company, and the three-wheeled Dale is one of the more sensational scandals that has crossed through the automotive world—but it’s a story deeply intertwined with our societal concepts of gender identity and, of course, transness. And The Lady…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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W Series Racer Emma Kimiläinen Walked Away From An Indy Lights Seat When The Team Demanded She Pose Topless

As an ambitious young woman in motorsport, Emma Kimiläinen was aiming for the top. After some success in Nordic motorsport, running Finnish Formula Ford and Swedish Radical championships, she was awarded a factory Audi team DTM test seat and continued in ADAC Formel Masters and Formula Palmer Audi. Then she walked…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Ubisoft Finally Puts Female Eivor In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Reveal Trailer

Last Friday, Ubisoft quietly put out a remixed version of the cinematic trailer it used to reveal Assassin’s Creed Valhalla back in April. The big difference? This version features the female Eivor, one of two versions of the game’s hero who had originally been shown-off via a collectible statue and a couple of…Read more… Continue […]

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Get Yourself a Fake Male Assistant

Most women reading this have probably been called “difficult,” “bossy” or “impossible” at some point in their professional career (and likely in their everyday lives). It tends to happen when we do something totally out-of-hand like, oh, asserting ourselves in any way—something men are societally conditioned and…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Get Yourself a Fake Male Assistant

Most women reading this have probably been called “difficult,” “bossy” or “impossible” at some point in their professional career (and likely in their everyday lives). It tends to happen when we do something totally out-of-hand like, oh, asserting ourselves in any way—something men are societally conditioned and…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Sexist Legacy in Star Trek’s Progressive Universe

In the fourth episode of Star Trek: Picard, a familiar face storms onto the scene. With plenty of legacy characters, this might just be another day at the (space) office. But this is Seven of Nine, beloved, iconic, even more badass than she was during her time on Voyager—and she was always pretty badass. “You […]

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The Sexist Legacy in Star Trek’s Progressive Universe

In the fourth episode of Star Trek: Picard, a familiar face storms onto the scene. With plenty of legacy characters, this might just be another day at the (space) office. But this is Seven of Nine, beloved, iconic, even more badass than she was during her time on Voyager—and she was always pretty badass. “You […]

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Warren Ellis and Charles Brownstein Face Public Reckonings for Alleged Sexually Predatory Behavior

It’s widely known that the comics industry is an extremely insular, rarified space where people’s careers are made or broken based on their interpersonal, social connections to those (typically older, white men) who have a seat at the table. A seat that affords them a distinct institutional power. All too often this…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Samurai Shodown Twitter Account Walks Back Overly Horny Tweets

Brands these days tweet like they’re your pals, replacing yesteryear’s buzzwords and obvious ads with lackadaisical prose meant to mimic millennial affectations. Sometimes they go too far. Case in point, the official Samurai Shodown Twitter account probably should have reeled it in a bit last week to avoid having to…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Escape From Tarkov Developers Say Adding Playable Women Would Be A ‘Huge Amount Of Work’

Battlestate Games, the studio behind the newly popular online shooter Escape From Tarkov, says they won’t implement playable female protagonists for “game lore” reasons and because it would be too much work. Right now, you can only play Escape From Tarkov as a man.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How Parents Can Fight Gender Stereotypes

Parents have plenty of reasons to fight against traditional gender stereotypes. We want our girls to pursue STEM careers, we want our boys to feel comfortable expressing sadness or fear, and we also want to not assume that their outward gender appearance is their internal gender identity.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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See How AI Stereotypes You

Computers think they know who you are. Artificial intelligence algorithms can recognize objects from images, even faces. But we rarely get a peek under the hood of facial recognition algorithms. Now, with ImageNet Roulette, we can watch an AI jump to conclusions. Some of its guesses are funny, others…racist.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Catherine: Full Body’s Successes Make Its Reductive Gender Tropes Sting So Much More

“It’s aged nicely, with a sensual flavor, not unlike a fine wine,” purrs Trisha in Atlus’ Catherine: Full Body while sipping a glass of red, describing the “program” on the analogue TV on the bar next to her. A gentle haze of golden sparkles twinkle around the gigantic red afro puffs bouncing on either side […]

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Ion Fury Developer Backtracks, Says It Won’t Remove Gay Joke Because Of ‘Censorship’

Upon its release, Ion Fury seemed like a bullet-proof success. The Duke Nukem and Shadow Warrior-inspired retro shooter launched earlier this month to rave reviews, with many praising its bloody, chunky blend of old and new. But, shortly after, players discovered homophobic content in the game, and some began to…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Ion Fury Studio Apologizes For Developers’ ‘Sexist And Transphobic’ Comments, Will Patch Out Offensive Jokes

The developer of the acclaimed new retro shooter Ion Fury has apologized for what it referred to as “sexist and transphobic” comments made by two of its employees on Discord. It has also promised to patch out several “homophobic” jokes that were included in the game itself.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Twitch Streamer PaladinAmber Does Not Have Time For Your Shit, Internet Creeps

Make creepy comments in PaladinAmber’s Twitch chat at your own risk. “How much for a hug?” somebody asked during a stream a few days ago. In the blink of an eye, PaladinAmber switched over to an infomercial-style overlay, complete with a (fake) phone number and a list of payment options.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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