feminism

HOTY2017

The Activist Helping Abuse Survivors Tell Their Stories Through Comics

Krittika Ghosh helps immigrant women share their perspectives and energize their communities.
Jacob Dubé
12.7.17
DRONES

Female Racers Are Angry the Drone Racing League Is Hosting Its Championship in Saudi Arabia

“DRL is holding their contest in one of the most dangerous countries for women.”
Louise Matsakis
11.9.17
What Is the iPhone?

Siri Is Not 'Genderless'

Siri is the culmination of decades of feminized emotional labour.
Julia Dyck
7.28.17
urban planning

Sexism and the City

Most cities were designed around men and their work. It's time for that to change.
Ankita Rao
5.15.17
Julian Assange

New WikiLeaks Documentary ‘Risk’ Tries and Fails to Make a Point About Misogyny

Laura Poitras can’t quite seem to pull together the threads of sexual assault allegations against Julian Assange and Jacob Appelbaum in her newest film.
Sarah Jeong
5.8.17
humans of the year

Ellen Stofan Left NASA But She’s Still Trying to Push Humanity Forward

NASA's former chief scientist says when it comes to getting more women in science and tech, the progress is "too slow, I won’t lie to you."
Samantha Cole
4.9.17
Trolls All The Way Down

When Your Women’s Movement Hashtag Gets Co-Opted By The Enemy

Ahead of an international women’s strike on March 8, Argentine feminists tell Motherboard about the trouble with using social media.
Meaghan Beatley
2.27.17
News

'Tramps Against Trump’ Will Trade You Nudes for Voting This Election

Can the Tramps stop Trump?
Jordan Pearson
6.2.16
feminism

Artificial, Womb-Free Births Just Got a Lot More Real

Scientists have grown a human embryo for two weeks in a petri dish.
Paul Tadich
5.4.16
Culture

The Tumblr Fandom Is Outraged at the 'Powerpuff Girls' Reboot

Tumblr bloggers call out poor handling of trans issues in the new 'Powerpuff Girls' episodes.
Roisin Kiberd
4.22.16
Silicon Divide

Automation Was Supposed to Liberate Women. What Happened?

Feminists thought automation would break down gender stereotypes in the workplace—but it could also entrench them even deeper.
Emily Reynolds
4.18.16
Sex

Email Is a ‘Safe Space’ Where Women Can Write Dangerously

Charlotte Shane's 'Prostitute Laundry' shows how email is still a thriving format for women writers in the age of social media.
Roisin Kiberd
3.4.16