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Since we last spoke, Anouk was made the first-ever queen of editorial, Cara’s edgy football club won their analysis (and she scored a bajillion goals), and Gigi’s mum won a big tech award, so that bodes well for her genes.

Each month, our advantageously accomplished designer, Saïna, illustrates a weird comment or tweet we accept from one of TNW’s misogynistic, or just odd, readers. Here’s this month’s: 

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What? Let’s unpack this, with .

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the bloody news

  •  wrote about why Greta Thunberg is so triggering for assertive men.

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  • And it’s not just Greta: wrote about how trolls are alive young altitude activists online, most of whom are girls.
  • Google thinks it wasn’t sexist to give its voice abettor a female voice. There’s annihilation sexist at all about gendering authoritative work. Annihilation at all.
  • Anisa Purbasari Horton wrote about the real cost of not cutting makeup at the office for 
  • Instagram now restricts afterimage of weight loss articles and corrective surgery posts for teens.
  • This AI researcher is angry unsolicited dick pics… with more dicks.
  • The kids are alright:  wrote about how teen girls on TikTok are acceptable the internet they eat their used tampons.
  • The bra company ThirdLove says it’s by women, for women. But women who’ve worked there disagree.
  • From: Can nice women get ahead at work? Answer: No, you bitch. 
  • From Let Liv Tyler go to space.
  •  wrote about how Democratic presidential applicant Elizabeth Warren made angry bribery a feminist ambulatory cry.
  • Alison Turkos was assaulted by her Lyft driver. She wrote about why she’s suing the company on 
  • From our mommy company,: Why do so many amateur men win at work?
  • wrote about this horny pen.
  • : All the lonely people… are men: a fifth have no friends. Ha! Kidding, it’s quite sad…
  •  A new study shows US men are alienated their female colleagues at work. Arwa Mahdawi wrote an op-ed for  on why it’s addition sign we’re being punished for #MeToo.
  •  announced their rule-breakers of 2019. The editors of Byte Me shockingly didn’t make the cut.
  •  Why do male tennis players at the US Open reject balls more often than the women do?
  •  wrote about the “century of ‘shrill’” — or how bias in technology has hurt women’s voices.
  • It turns out colonialism is to blame for body shaming.
  • Wanna see article horrific?
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    It’s a Trump IUD. 

  •  wrote about how letters of sexual advance on the London Tube have nearly angled since 2015.
  • There’s been public debate over H&M’s administration of a young black girl’s hair in one of their campaigns. Ashley Reese wrote about it in“Black people—including black children—regularly deal with the stress of having their actualization policed.”

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  • : An ex-BBC worker accustomed a £130,000 adjustment in an equal pay dispute.
  • wrote about why it’s altogether moral to bring accouchement into our shitty world.
  • Did you know lorem ipsum is sexist? Well, it might not be, but addition invented Feminipsum, patriarchy-smashing placeholder text.

that’s what she said:  Is it ok to account from complete discrimination?

Georgina: Tough question: is it ok to account from complete discrimination?

Anouk: As a woman alive in tech, it’s assured you account from your gender sometimes.

Cara: I think it’s a difficult catechism to quantify with a straight, simple answer. On one side there’s the altercation of “if you’re qualified, then you should get the job”… but obviously, it doesn’t always work that way.

As a woman, or addition from a boyhood group, there’s a chance you’ve never been given as much antecedent befalling to build a career. Which is why assortment schemes, which are almost new, are needed.

Georgina: Tokenism is shit — but assortment schemes aren’t only for the account of woman, but the companies themselves. Companies have massive PR fuckups because they didn’t have a assorted group in the controlling affairs to be like “errr don’t do that.”

Anouk: So here’s addition question… if you were hired because you’re a woman, would you want to know?

Georgina: I’d be ok with alive that part of the reason I was hired because I was a woman — but only for a team who absolutely values having assortment of thought, not a team who are aboveboard like “we had to.”

Cara: Yeah, I’d also be fine with it. But it would still feel weird for sure.

Georgina: Have either of you ever felt uncomfortably advantaged bc of your gender? Like you didn’t feel it was deserved, or you felt guilty?

Anouk: I’ve not felt guilty, but there were occasions when assertive gender-related topics or account were discussed in the team and I was actively complex to give my opinion. Like: let’s ask Anouk, she has a vagina.

Cara: Also, I think there’s more burden to accomplish above and beyond if you’re a token hire — you have more to prove.

Anouk: Yeah, accurately when women are hired into positions to fix their predecessor’s bullshit… the glass cliff.

At the end of the day, nobody should just profit from “positive discrimination” or “tokenism” and lean back — you have to earn it. You can profit from it as long as you work just as hard as you would after complete discrimination. 

Georgina: And companies shouldn’t just look for any woman to fill a assortment quota, it should be about skill and acquaintance — but if assortment of anticipation is important to you, you better make that a priority.

When it comes to being the one who may benefit, it’s about the alone and how adequate they are with the situation. if you feel like you’re being exploited cos of your gender, fuck that. if you feel you’re being valued for your gender, that’s great.

Feel free to animadversion on the certificate with your thoughts, or send us an email!

the best and the worst 

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The best?

“Don’t be afraid to take huge risks. The more scared you are, the more absorbing the activity apparently is.”

The worst?
“Focus only on the burial home, because people will lose absorption in your videos and books very quickly.”

tweets of the month 

word of the month: milftech

Next up in our new and bigger Dicktionary (sorry):

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Before we dive into this edition’s Word of the Month, let’s start with an important, albeit controversial, remark: we loathe mommy bloggers. They are the complete worst. The snot-wiping scum of the earth. And anticipation from Google’s search results, many others agree:

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So what is it about mommy bloggers that makes them so annoying? Countless things. They host gender reveal parties. They write about topics that are absolutely disgusting, like this soccer mom discussing her kid’s boogers. They make charts to show why alive mothers are the Antichrist.

But it might be that self-given label, mommy blogger, that is most worrisome. Is it that your clandestine life is made public, and profitable? Or the industrialization and corruption of accouchement who are architecture online presences after their ability or consent? Who knows.

Having said that, we do love and abutment mothers, stay-at-home  working. Some of us (mainly Gigi) drool over babies, too. And as tech writers, we accept it’s important to cover this demographic. Like when we wrote about startup Elvie, which developed a tubeless breast pump women can fit in their bras. Or when we covered this smart baby crib

But don’t expect us to use the word ‘mommy’ — ever. ‘Mum tech’ makes as almost appropriately uncomfortable. 

Instead, we came up with an alternative: milftech. Accessories for women who fuck and who just happened to have given birth. Like this pelvic floor trainer, also by Elvie. Or tech for abundant women, like this wearable abundance tracker by Bloomlife.

How to use in a sentence:

“This year’s Milftech area at CES promises accessories galore and electronics of every iteration.”

Don’t forget…

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