Gender

Leading the Legal War Against Fox

Location:
FOX News Channel, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10036, United States

So far in 2017, the lawyer Douglas Wigdor, a conservative Republican, has filed 11 suits against Fox News for defamation, sexual harassment and racial discrimination.

Ellen Pao says it's time to 'shake out' people in tech who don't believe in inclusion

Location:
Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, CA, United States

Ellen Pao has a message for Silicon Valley: It's time for the white male-dominated tech industry to "reset" itself.

Boxed In 2016-17: Women On Screen and Behind the Scenes in Television

Location:
San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, San Diego, CA, 92182, United States

For the last 20 years, Boxed In has tracked women’s representation in prime-time television.

Why I Was Fired by Google

Location:
Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, United States

I was fired by Google Aug 7 for a document that I wrote and circulated internally raising questions about cultural taboos and how they cloud our thinking about gender diversity at the company and in the wider tech sector.

Tech’s sexism doesn’t stay in Silicon Valley. It’s in the products you use.

Location:
Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, CA, United States

What happens in Silicon Valley doesn’t stay in Silicon Valley. It comes into our homes and onto our screens, affecting all of us who use technology, not just those who make it.

Democrats more likely than Republicans to say online harassment is a major problem

Location:
Pew Research Center, 1615 L Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

Some 14% of US adults say they have been targeted for online harassment or abuse because of their political views, according to a new report from Pew Research Center. And while Republicans and Democrats are about equally likely to have been harassed online because of their political views (15% vs. 13%), there are some notable partisan differences in their views of the issue.

Since Trump’s Election, Increased Attention to Politics – Especially Among Women

Location:
Pew Research Center, 1615 L Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

Following the 2016 election, which had one of the largest gender gaps in history, women are more likely than men to say they are paying increased attention to politics.

RTDNA Research: Women and minorities in newsrooms

Location:
Radio Television Digital News Association, 529 14th Street, NW The National Press Building, Washington, DC, 20045, United States

The latest RTDNA/Hofstra University Annual Survey finds the minority workforce in TV news rose to 24.4%. That’s up more than a full point from a year ago… and is the second highest level ever in TV news.

Online news outlets employing more women than print, TV: Report

Location:
Women’s Media Center, 320 West 37th Street, New York, NY, 10018, United States
Recommendation:
3

In March, the Women’s Media Center released “The Status of Women in US Media 2017,” its annual report to assess “how a diversity of females fare across all media platforms.” The study found that men outnumber women both in bylines and as sources in stories. Journalism’s gender problem, however, looks a bit different outside male-dominated print and TV news.

Bringing the Internet to Rural India

Location:
Taradand, MP, India
Recommendation:
2

While India produces some of the world’s best coders and computer engineers, vast multitudes of its people are entering the virtual world with little sense of what lies within it, or how it could be of use to them. Those who work in development tend to speak of this moment as a civilizational breakthrough, of particular significance in a country aching to educate its children.

Remarks of Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, California Women's Conference

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission’s most recent report on media ownership, released May 10, revealed that women own just 8.6 percent of the 11,919 broadcast stations in this country.

Cable News Networks Pressed for More Diverse Political Talkers

Location:
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), 5455 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90036, United States
Recommendation:
3

A coalition of groups, including GLAAD, CAIR and Common Cause, has written to the heads of Fox News, CNN and MSNBC calling for more diversity in the guests booked for morning political talk shows.

Net Neutrality is Particularly Important to Women

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
3

In a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, 14 U.S. senators express extreme concern will plans to roll back network neutrality rules.

Who Run the Network? Men.

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
3

Are organizations taking sexual harassment allegations against powerful men seriously? Given that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly will soon be taking a permanent vacation from the network in light of sexual assault allegations, you might think, yes, of course they are. But I doubt even this move will add up to real change.

Google Pays Female Workers Less Than Male Counterparts, Labor Department Says

Location:
Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, United States
Recommendation:
2

An investigation of Google has found it systematically pays female employees less than their male counterparts, US Department of Labor officials said, a claim that adds to allegations of gender bias in Silicon Valley.

Despite gains, women remain underrepresented among US political and business leaders

Location:
Pew Research Center, 1615 L Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
3

In 2017, 21 women serve in the US Senate and 83 serve in the House of Representatives, comprising 19.4% of Congress. While this share is nearly nine times higher than it was in 1965, it remains well below the 51.4% of women in the overall US adult population.

The Internet Without a Woman

Location:
The Verge, New York, NY, United States
Recommendation:
3

Though women from various parts of the internet have differing and often conflicting ideas on the best course of action for today's "Day Without a Woman", everyone I spoke to implicitly agreed that whatever we choose matters and that the choices were ones worth weighing and re-weighing.

The Gender Gap Persists Online

Location:
Public Knowledge, 1818 N Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
3

In International Women’s Day we reflect on the need for continuous work with the goal of achieving equal rights and opportunities for women. This year at Public Knowledge, we want to focus in the digital gap and call for the private and public sector to act decisively to close it.

How we could close tech’s gender gap in a decade

Location:
Facebook (new HQ), 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Recommendation:
3

We all know that the technology industry has a gender problem. But how do you move the needle from awareness to action? Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, and Girls Who Code, a nonprofit tech group have an idea: take the fight to the states.

Race, the Media and Politics in the Trump Era

Location:
Free Press (DC), 501 Third Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
3

Over the weekend, News Voices: New Jersey partnered with WNYC in Newark to bring together local leaders, lawmakers, artists and residents to engage in important discussions about race, the media and politics in the Trump era.

Why journalists should be able to join the Women’s March

Location:
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Recommendation:
3

This week, countless American Journalists have been weighing the costs of joining the Women’s March in Washington (DC) or one of the many sister demonstrations being held on January 21.

A blueprint for getting more women into information technology

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
3

The good news is that correcting the cultural, institutional and unconscious biases that push grils away from information technology is not all that difficult.

Cinemoi Takes Aim at AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Recommendation:
3

Daphna Ziman, president of Cinemoi, the women-owned high-end lifestyle programming network, took aim at the proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger.

Gwen Ifill, Award-Winning Political Reporter and Author

Location:
Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
5

Gwen Ifill, a groundbreaking journalist who covered the White House, Congress and national campaigns during three decades for The Washington Post, The New York Times, NBC and, most prominently, PBS, died at a hospice in Washington. She was 61.

Making the Connection: How Internet Access Couple Help Lift Women and Girls Out of Poverty

Location:
ONE, 1299 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC, 20004, United States
Recommendation:
3

In this report, ONE calls for an action plan to connect those 350 million women and girls in the least developed countries by 2020. Doing so would have significant benefits for everyone.

Chairman Wheeler's Response to Members of Congress Regarding Access to Diverse Programming

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

On Sept 27, Reps Karen Bass (D-CA), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Joseph Crowley (D-NY), and Charlie Rangel (D-NY) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to "urge you to continue to advance efforts that support independent, women- and minority-owned cable channels."

Men were seen and heard twice as much as women in 2015’s top films

Location:
University of Southern California, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 90089, United States
Recommendation:
2

Men were seen and heard about twice as much as women in the 200 highest-grossing films of 2015. The figures come from a new machine-learning technology developed by researchers at Google and the University of Southern California to analyze the role of women in film.

Why the Vast Majority of Women in India Will Never Own a Smartphone

Location:
India, India
Recommendation:
2

Tens of millions of Indian women are finding themselves barred by fathers and husbands from taking advantage of technological leaps that benefit men.

Google Spreads Web to Rural India

Location:
India, India
Recommendation:
2

The internet fails to reach millions of women in the small towns and villages of India, so Google is trying to deliver it to them—by bicycle.

The Broadband Gender Divide Takes Center Stage

Location:
International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Place des Nations, Geneva, 1202, Switzerland
Recommendation:
3

The 2016 State of Broadband Report published by the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development offers plenty of good news, data, and insights on the deployment of broadband worldwide and developments in the next generation of mobile broadband (5G), fixed broadband and satellite broadband systems. The telecommunication company and technology industry also recognizes that women and girls play a vital part in sustainable global development.

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