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kayinnasaki:

Cyber harassment study reveals the unsurprising!

It still amazes me that I talk to guys who still think they get harassed just as much as women online. Like even from people who aren’t clearly and totally gross dumbasses. It kinda makes me think that, even in the best cases, it might be hard to really understand the sheer difference in frequency. You see a woman get harassed on a game and you go “Oh well I’ve been harassed” without understanding that there is seldom a session for her where that doesn’t happen or understanding what her inbox might look like…

That is a sort of stunning degree of difference.

"The data’s in! Women were lying about online harassment!”

"Aha! We knew it!

Yeah, they’ve been severely underreporting how bad things are for them, turns out.”

"Wait, what?"

but sexism doesn’t exist tho?

Two Teenage Girls Have Invented the Most Powerful Video Game of the Year

Two Teenage Girls Have Invented the Most Powerful Video Game of the Year:

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kentstatecult:

most of my Saturday was spent looking up stuff about Bina48.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BINA48
BINA48 is a project of Terasem Movement, Incorporated (TMI)[5] and is designed to test whether a person’s consciousness can be downloaded into a non-biological or nanotechnological body after combining detailed data about a person through the use of future consciousness software

A lesbian of color (who is married to a trans woman) becomes the model for an ultra advanced AI system.
This is huge.

Other links…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4KHuQYm_z4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaDB4HmV8yk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvcQCJpZJH8

so lemme get this… the developer/ceo of the development company is a jewish trans lesbian woman and the highest paid female ceo in america, and this project is based on her wife, a black lesbian woman, and both are mothers with children from previous relationships who they have now each legally adopted???

this exists in the actual world and  people still think sci fi can only be about straight cis vaguely-christian white men…….

fishnbanjos justwantobehere

thank you !!!

rollership: Can a Computer Replace Your Doctor? NYTIMES



rollership:

Can a Computer Replace Your Doctor?

sayheyagentcarter: TWO HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS CREATED A VIDEO GAME WHERE YOU SHOOT TAMPONS INSTEAD OF…

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TWO HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS CREATED A VIDEO GAME WHERE YOU SHOOT TAMPONS INSTEAD OF GUNS

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SPREAD THIS LIKE WILD FIRE!!!!!!!!!!! 

SISTERS DOIN’ IT FOR THEMSELVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pumpkin Online Aims to Include Everyone, Everywhere | Indie Game Magazine

Pumpkin Online Aims to Include Everyone, Everywhere | Indie Game Magazine:

a-spoon-is-born:

shwetanarayan:

zeekubeast:

wigglyflippingout:

ladynorbert:

Okay, Tumblr, let’s make this go viral. You all know that representation in the media is desperately needed, and this game is delivering what many of the big-name games haven’t. Pumpkin Online is made by a development team headed by an African-American woman and they’re aiming to make this game as inclusive and friendly as possible. This is a farming/romance sim mixed up with an adventure MMORPG and made incredibly diverse.

You want to play a non-binary character? You got it! You want a range of races in your NPC neighbors? Done! Clothing choices and body features not restricted by gender? It’s in there! Relationships in no way affected by gender or lack of gender? Yes, that too!

Let’s get this thing going viral and help promote the Kickstarter (link in the article) so that everyone gets the chance to play the character they want to play. Reblog buttons, do your thing!

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YOU GUYYYYSSSSSSSSSSSS

reblogging this again with a link to their Kickstarter here

I WANT THIS SO MUCH

This looks pretty cool:

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ethiopienne: We Read Too is a book resource app created by Kaya…





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We Read Too is a book resource app created by Kaya Thomas (@kthomas901) that includes over 300 Children’s and YA books written by authors of color featuring characters of color. You can browse, search, view the details of every book as well as suggest any books that should be added in the app. This resource is for all people of color who have felt misrepresented or forgotten when finding books to read.

Help the app grow by downloading it for free here (http://bit.ly/1mUfe2F), rating and reviewing the app, and suggesting new books & genres that should be included! Follow @WeReadTooApp on twitter and like Facebook page at facebook.com/WeReadTooApp for updates. 

This Phone App Helps Transgender Users Change The Pitch And Tone Of Their Voices

This Phone App Helps Transgender Users Change The Pitch And Tone Of Their Voices:

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buzzfeedlgbt reports on this amazing app:

The app’s website states it will take at least 6 to 12 months to effectively alter one’s voice. This video clip features an example “before and after” segment, having a user sample her “original” and “altered” voice:

As one user of the app put it: “Voice can be a real liability. There are definitely large parts of this country, even this state, where it’s dangerous to be trans. It can be a matter of life or death.”

At just $4.99, this app is a far more affordable option for users than visiting a vocal coach or speech pathologist. What a great resource!

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Death threats drive Anita Sarkeesian from her home

Death threats drive Anita Sarkeesian from her home:

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proudblackconservative:

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postwhitesociety:

Fuck no

ALL  CITIZENS  MUST  REGISTER  BIOMETRICS  WITH  THE  NUTRITIONAL  AUTHORITY  UNDER  PENALTY  OF  RATION  FORFEITURE.

And this is at George Mason U, crazy. They have such a good econ/law department.

Is this legal? What the hell? That is some 1984 BS…

Yeah. Mason makes the most logical sense for me to go to post-NOVA, but this kind of stuff happens a lot and it’s beyond infuriating.

For the record though, they did respond to the outrage and made it optional, not mandatory.

False. I go here.
There are certain dining halls that absolutely cannot be entered without the iris scanner.

Really!? I thought that’s what I read online but there isn’t much info out there on this policy. Can you provide a link to where in Mason’s policy it says this is mandatory?

I dunno links, I just know that I go to certain buildings and am told that I cannot eat because I didn’t scan my eyes.

The Mason dining halls are the ones that you have to scan for. But the other stuff, like Subway, Chic-Fil-A, Taco Bell, Auntie Annie’s don’t require that you scan your eyes. I am sure that it’ll change, eventually, to include all dining places.

Okay, I dug a bit deeper.

Here’s the official policy.  It states that they are mandatory for students using Anytime Dining (24 hour self service), but not for their other dining plans.  However, incoming Freshman 2014 are required to purchase Anytime Dining.  When you register and get your Mason ID, they scan your eye and generate a number for you that correlates to your iris pattern, which the scanners pick up once your eye is scanned for entry to the dining halls.

So, the tech is actually pretty cool, and Mason states that they do not actually store photos of your eyes, nor can the generated number be reverse engineered to find out if it is your eye.

My problem here though is that it is MANDATORY for Freshman, as if they are starting the foundations of a catalog.  Also, I don’t buy that “only for Mason” and “can’t be reverse engineered” bit.  Hackers or a corrupt employee could easily take advantage of this.  The EEF.org covers the possibility of reverse engineering an iris and “stealing” someone’s identity here.  While the chances of someone doing that at a university seem slim, the article does point out that if the iris pattern is stolen to create a copy, it is not easy to get a new iris like it is a social security number.  If you’re into that sort of thing. Wikipedia also has a brief section on the shortcomings of iris based biometrics.

Thanks but no thanks, as long as I can opt out, I will opt out.  I didn’t plan on buying much of a meal plan if I go there anyway.

But thanks to OP for drawing attention to this!  I hope your prediction about it including all dining halls isn’t accurate though!