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New Chrome App Helps Women Stop Saying “Just” and “Sorry” in Emails

New Chrome App Helps Women Stop Saying “Just” and “Sorry” in Emails | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

The Just Not Sorry extension, which is downloadable at the Chrome app store, underlines self-demeaning phrases like “I’m no expert” and qualifying words like “actually” in red in Gmail like they’re spelling errors. Hover your mouse over the red words, and you’ll see explanatory quotes from women like Tara Mohr (“‘Just’ demeans what you have to say. ‘Just’ shrinks your power.”) and Sylvia Ann Hewlett(“Using sorry frequently undermines your gravitas and makes you appear unfit for leadership.”). Reiss and her team also drew inspiration from business writer Lydia Dishman and a comic by artist Yao Xiao on why “thank you” is more effective than “sorry.”

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May just try this to see how often I am making these errors...

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Mozilla approves Nazi-themed, anti-feminism Firefox extension [Update] - BetaNews

Mozilla approves Nazi-themed, anti-feminism Firefox extension [Update] - BetaNews | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Mozilla could soon find itself at the center of a new controversy, as it just approved a Firefox extension, called Men Kampf, designed with the sole purpose of replacing so-called

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These Teen Activists Are Using Technology to Map History's Invisible Women

These Teen Activists Are Using Technology to Map History's Invisible Women | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Putting unsung heroines on the map.

Via Stephania Savva, THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*
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Apple's "Vagina" Ban is a Bigger Deal Than You Think

Apple's "Vagina" Ban is a Bigger Deal Than You Think | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
When engraving her new iPad, Justyn Hintze noticed that clit and vagina are considered inappropriate words while penis and dick are not. This may not seem like a big deal, but it represents one of feminism's more important fights.

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'Pay to play' on the Web?: Net neutrality explained

'Pay to play' on the Web?: Net neutrality explained | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Net neutrality explained. Will you have to pay more for Netflix, or a fee to be able to stream YouTube videos at full speed?
Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

If you've wondered what all the rukus is about, this neatly explains it all.


See also: http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abn/y14/m01/i16/s04


Don't kid yourself into thinking this won't have gender bias, race bias, etc. -- it will. This is an issue of the  99%.


If you want to protect net neutrality (and you should!), you can sign the petition here: http://cms.fightforthefuture.org/tellfcc/

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 16, 2014 4:43 PM

If you've wondered what all the rukus is about, this neatly explains it all.


See also: http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abn/y14/m01/i16/s04


Don't kid yourself into thinking this won't have gender bias, race bias, etc. -- it will. This is an issue of the  99%.


If you want to protect net neutrality (and you should!), you can sign the petition here: http://cms.fightforthefuture.org/tellfcc/

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 16, 2014 4:44 PM

If you've wondered what all the rukus is about, this neatly explains it all.


See also: http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abn/y14/m01/i16/s04



If you want to protect net neutrality (and you should!), you can sign the petition here: http://cms.fightforthefuture.org/tellfcc/

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 16, 2014 4:45 PM

If you've wondered what all the rukus is about, this neatly explains it all.


See also: http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abn/y14/m01/i16/s04


Don't kid yourself into thinking this won't have gender bias, race bias, etc. -- it will. This is an issue of the  99%.


If you want to protect net neutrality (and you should!), you can sign the petition here: http://cms.fightforthefuture.org/tellfcc/

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Women's magazines ignore technology and demean women

Women's magazines ignore technology and demean women | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Forget body image for a moment, women's magazines are perpetuating stereotypes about women and tech and it's dated, lazy and damaging.

 

"[...] Fashion, cosmetics, celebrities, lifestyle and attractive men: These are the only topics that we women care about – at least according to the UK's eight top-selling women's print 'glossies.'

 

Lady Geek's own analysis of this month's women's magazines (including Glamour, Elle and Marie Claire) exposes a near absence of technology topics or gadgets. We found that on average, fewer than 2% of pages refer to anything tech-related, and not a single page in November's editions has an article primarily about technology.[...]"


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"Culture Fit" Is a Shitty Excuse for Marginalizing Women in Tech

"Culture Fit" Is a Shitty Excuse for Marginalizing Women in Tech | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Tech startups, like any other business sector, gravitate towards jargon that conveniently glosses over what they're really talking about. Wall Street has its collateralized debt obligations, Silicon Valley has growth hacking.

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.