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April 21, 2014 – 9:48 am |

Congratulations to special issue editors Bryce Peake and Karen Estlund on the launch of Ada, Issue 4: Publication and Its Discontents: Peer Review, Publishing, and the Politics of the Open. The issue features an incredible collection of articles on the state of publishing today. Tweet it, Facebook it… but most importantly, read it!
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Ada LAUNCHED TODAY!

November 15, 2012 – 3:48 pm |

Dear Community,
Today, we are happy to announce the launch of Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology. After three years of difficult and exciting conversations, the next stage of Fembot has become a reality. This issue of Ada maps the field of Feminist Media Studies, always nodding to the necessity …

(EPIC) Media #Fail: Microsoft afraid sexist banhammer would eliminate business

November 11, 2012 – 8:17 pm | 2 Comments

On the heels of women developers from 343 studios declaring that sexist comments would incur the wrath of the forerunners (Halo joke) in the form of a lifetime ban from Xbox’s online gameplay service, Microsoft has released a statement declaring that it won’t actually ban people for being douchekazoos.
“While Xbox …

CFP: Black Sexual Economies: Transforming Black Sexualities Research

November 10, 2012 – 11:40 am |
CFP: Black Sexual Economies: Transforming Black Sexualities Research

Call for Papers
Black Sexual Economies: Transforming Black Sexualities Research
Black sexualities have been constructed as a site of sexual panic and pathology in U.S. culture. Viewed as a threat to normative ideas about sexuality, the family, and the nation, Black sexualities are intimately linked to and regulated by political and socioeconomic …

Media #FTW: Halo 4 Exec Prod. Kiki Wolfkill Decries In-game Sexism

November 1, 2012 – 10:51 pm | One Comment

Halo 4 Producers have publicly stated that developers have a responsibility to fully wipe out sexism in online game experiences. Back in the day when Bungie ran the online server, there was an active banhammer used on a**holes of all varieties. After Xbox Live became the medium and controller, though, …

Media #FTW: Gender, Clothes, & Authority

November 1, 2012 – 10:44 pm |

This one can be summed up in one quote:
“Because you can’t run a country if you’re not under 35 and skinny. Also, if you have a vagina?”
 

Media #Fail: Diaper Dad

November 1, 2012 – 10:40 pm |

It’s about time advertisers started to represent men as being able to change a diaper. Now if they’d only respond as quickly to female consumers’ complaints!