Erasure of women
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- 2017-08-09 [L..T] Sorry, Google memo man: women were in tech long before you “James Damore's controversial manifesto says women are genetically unsuited to tech roles. Doesn't he know they were the original computer programmers?”
- 2014-05-19 [L..T] Why were so many female artists airbrushed from history? "Annie Kevans, who first painted well-known men as boys, is now portraying women who should have been famous."
- 2014-04-22 [L..T] No, Meb Keflezighi Was Not the First American to Win the Boston Marathon Since 1983 "...in 1985 American Lisa Larsen Weidenbach won the Boston Marathon. Does her win not really count because she is a woman?"
- 2014-04-14 [L..T] Before Batgirl, Weirder than Wonder Woman: Lost Superheroines of the Pre-Code Era "As I discussed in an earlier post, pre-Comics Code comic books are full of fascinating women superheroes who've been more or less forgotten in the decades since WWII. Born in the era of Rosie the Riveter, when there was a national campaign to get women into workplaces, these costumed heroines were brassy, hard-assed, snarky, and sometimes just plain weird. They displayed remarkable grit and independence, and were portrayed as better crime-fighters than the inept, sexist cops that got in their way."
- 2014-04-01 [L..T] The Dollar-And-Cents Case Against Hollywood's Exclusion of Women "... we found that the data doesn't appear to support the persistent Hollywood belief that films featuring women do worse at the box office. Instead, we found evidence that films that feature meaningful interactions between women may in fact have a better return on investment, overall, than films that don't."
- 2013-05-20 [L..T] 'We Have Always Fought': Challenging the 'Women, Cattle and Slaves' Narrative "And then there came a day when you started writing about your own llamas. Unsurprisingly, you didn't choose to write about the soft, downy, non-cannibalistic ones you actually met, because you knew no one would find those 'realistic.'"