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Enumerating Techie Sexism

January 13, 2015

“This, of course, isn’t the first time a tech product has prioritized men over women. The vast majority of tech companies are staffed by men, especially on the development side. Phones are too big for many women’s hands. The newest artificial hearts are designed to fit 80 percent of men but only 20 percent of women. Drop-down menus show ‘male’ over ‘female’ even when the rest of the menus are alphabetical. But when it comes to data-tracking, there’s a perceived element of democratization. How could an app or tool that simply lets you track things be biased? Let us count the ways.”

— , “How Self-Tracking Apps Exclude Women: ‘Self-knowledge through numbers’ seems like a genderless goal, yet the actual products out there are anything but.” The Atlantic

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  1. tiro3 permalink
    January 13, 2015 12:21 pm

    I keep coming to the conclusion that women must learn to stand up, speak up, push forward for themselves. There are some men who will help and we need them. But we must learn that it is OK and even necessary to fight for our own place in life.

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