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Black women say Pinterest created a den of discrimination — despite its image as the nicest company in tech

The image of Pinterest as a kinder, gentler social media juggernaut grew out of the site’s predominantly female user base and soft-spoken CEO — a reputation held aloft in recent years by the company’s commitments to racial and gender diversity. This made Pinterest an outlier among its generation of multibillion-dollar start-ups, where Uber’s unbridled aggression […]


From street to surreal, meet 14 often overlooked women who shaped photography

Today’s images are undeniably influenced by photography’s past. But in a historically male-dominated field, the women who influenced the art of photography often go unrecognized against the backdrop of the biggest, most well-known names. Yet, female photographers played a large role in the growth of the medium, from refining techniques like soft focus to publishing […]

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Why it's totally unsurprising that Amazon's recruitment AI was biased against women

Chip Somodevilla / Getty ImagesAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Amazon abandoned a project to build an AI recruitment tool, which engineers found was discriminating against female candidates. Dr Sandra Wachter, an AI researcher at Oxford University, told Business Insider that the gender bias was hardly surprising. You feed an AI with garbage and it will spit […]

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Women may be immune to brain damage from cosmic rays, study finds

All things considered, outer space is a pretty terrifying place. It’s utterly silent, unfathomably vast, and it experiences weather extremes that make Earth’s seem mild in comparison. And then there’s the radiation. We’re pretty much protected from hazardous levels galactic cosmic rays (GCRs) by our planet’s magnetic field but, just past low orbit, high-energy protons […]

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Internet Giants Are Banning Extremists (Just Not The Ones Targeting Women)

When Reddit banned the 40,000-member group r/incels last year, updating its terms of service to prohibit content that “encourages, glorifies, incites or calls for violence,” the company was widely praised for cracking down on the poisonous misogyny that lived on its platform. Soon after r/incels came down, the subreddit r/braincels flared up with posts bragging […]