Monthly Archives: April 2013

Crowdsourcing Sexism: Wikipedia, Women, and The Tyranny of Categories

On Wednesday, my twitter feed lit up with links to this op-ed  in the New York Times in which author, Amanda Filipacchi discussed a troubling practice occurring on Wikipedia:  It appeared that, gradually, over time, the volunteer editors who create the site … Continue reading

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Turn On and Be Not Alone: Rock Stars, Writers, and Men Named David

At 17, I was a sad scribbler of overwrought rhyming poetry, a talentless back row chorus girl in the annual spring musical, a closet nerd who compulsively taped reruns of The X-Files off the Scifi Channel. I was pretty sure … Continue reading

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