We Must Not Shut Up About How Women Are Treated on the Internet

Anyone who genuinely cares about anything is bound to sound like a broken record from time to time. If you actually give a shit about a problem (and I don't mean a "problem" like "the co-op is out of Honeycrisps," I mean a PROBLEM PROBLEM), then you don't just lodge your complaint and sit back down while the world rolls on … » 1/08/14 5:58pm 1/08/14 5:58pm

YouTube Comments Will Soon Be Less Racist, Homophobic, and Confusing

Ever read the comments on a popular YouTube video? There is no faster way to strip yourself of faith in humanity. It's a cesspool. And this is coming from someone who writes for the Gawker network. We know a little something about rowdy comments sections. YouTube's is worse, but it's finally about to smarten up. » 9/24/13 3:01pm 9/24/13 3:01pm

How the First Laptop Was Held Back by Its Humongous Price... And Sexism

History remembers technology progressing at the speed of Moore's Law, galloping between semiconductors and clock speeds. But the real challenge has always been getting people to accept it into their lives. And as Alexis Madrigal at the Atlantic reminds us, that has, from time to time, meant overcoming ingrained… » 10/12/12 2:40pm 10/12/12 2:40pm

Best Buy Thinks Girlier Stores Will Make Womenfolk Buy More Gadgets

Best Buy is remodeling some of its newer stores to make them "girlier," using input from female customers to redesign locations with flourishes like skylights and earth tones, hoping it'll bring in more of the ladies—presumably to buy more easy-to-use, pink gadgets » 10/07/08 5:00pm 10/07/08 5:00pm. I'm all for nicer stores that are less like industrial …

Boobies Mouse Pad Sets Feminism Back 50 Years

In honor of Valentine's Day, here's a mouse pad that no one who is in a healthy relationship would ever own. Yes, apparently blatantly sexist computer peripherals are all the rage these days, with underdeveloped manchildren getting off on their wrists resting on two vaguely breast-like mounds of rubber. » 2/14/07 10:58am 2/14/07 10:58am