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Let’s face it, the tech industry can be bro-y as hell. So, we’ve made this appropriate game of Bingo for you to play at your abode — if you have to deal with sexism, you might as well try to make it fun, right?

We hope you, er, don’t win… but if you do, tweet us using #LadyBits and you win the burden of being a woman in tech and our attention!


the bloody news

  • According to  even breadwinning wives don’t get adequation at home
  • Jessica Valenti wrote about how anti-abortion assembly have no idea how women’s bodies work.

These same assembly absolutely think we pee out of our vaginas.

  • Google’s new policy update FINALLY cracks down on ambiguous anti-abortion ads
  • Samantha Bee had one of the best takedowns of the Senators amenable for the Alabama Aborticide Ban: “Alabama assembly ‘wouldn’t know a vulva if it bit them’.” ()

  • Here’s why Snapchat’s new gender swap feature is ambiguous for many trans people.
  • Our latest Code Word stories:
    How the messaging app ‘bthere’ became a sexual advance blockage tool.
    How our interactions with voice administration adapt sexual harassment.

  • T reported that women’s brains work better in warmer offices:

  •  said Scandinavian men are having #Guytalk about #MeToo.
  •  explained why Daenerys doesn’t need to be a feminist hero.

  • Speaking of Daenerys… Emilia Clarke spoke to  on the final adventure of meeting Beyoncé, and the sad fate of her character.
  • Sick of GoT yet?  looked into how often women speak in  and surprisingly, it’s about three times less than men. ShOcK.
  •  wrote about how the show  sold bags of jumpsuits and made adoration sexy.

P.S. We’re bedeviled with this show, and if you haven’t watched it yet you should go to jail.

  • Our President, Rihanna, launched a luxury appearance line under LMVH, but critics are advancing her for the high price. wrote about why that’s fucked up.

  •  wrote about the exec behind *that* Gillette ad who says brands have a albatross to claiming toxic masculinity.

  •  wrote about a Dutch doctor that mailed aborticide pills to women in the US — now the FDA are after her.
  •  wrote a long read on the rise and fall of feminist sports.

that’s what she said: do feminists need to be social media activists?

For this month’s , we’re discussing social media activism, and whether feminists should feel answerable to participate. We’ve linked to our full altercation here, and included the TL;DR below…

Anouk: As a self-proclaimed feminist, should you take part in social media activism?

Georgina: For me, I don’t alone take part in social media activism. I acknowledge it, and abutment it, but it’s not commodity I do — mainly because I don’t add much claimed stuff or assessment to social media in general.

Cara: People can be activists in altered ways, obviously, and being a social activist is just one way.

Georgina: I like that it’s democratized activism — anybody with internet access can participate. I like that it spreads advice at high speed, and that it can have able consequences.

Anouk: But it doesn’t always feel like a democracy… On Twitter, often the people who shout the loudest drown out other voices.

Georgina: Definitely, but its capability also really depends on the goal. For example, the recent #SexStrike started by Alyssa Milano over akin aborticide laws was more about starting a conversation. With #MeToo it was about absolute the vast number of people aggravation affects. Sometimes shouting is the goal.

Anouk: What do you both think about calling shit out on social media as against to physically accessory strikes, events, and protests?

Georgina: I think both can accord to a cause. You don’t need to be there in person. Also, IRL activism can be just as virtue-signaling as online activism — often it seems like Women’s Marches are social media events? Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Cara: I love seeing the Women’s Marches — it’s like social media IRL.

Anouk: I guess what sometimes annoys me about social media activism is that it often pushes for extremes and dismisses those who try to find compromises, while that’s apparently the kind of activism that can apprehend real change.

Cara: This also ties into companies using feminism as PR.

the best and the worst

Best? “You can change careers and jobs as much as you want — that was a very absolution piece of advice to embrace.”

Worst? “Get very good at one thing.”


tweet of the month

word of the month

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


As one of the contenders in Oxford Dictionary’s “Word of the Year” race in 2017, “broflake” is less abstruse than words we commonly pick, but appropriately important to absorb into your daily vocabulary.

The word is acutely a abbreviating of “bro” and “snowflake” — so we’re talking about a bro-y snowflake here. Someone who is crass on the alfresco but aerial and weak on the inside.

It’s that guy who reads an commodity about Snapchat filters being ambiguous for the trans community and can’t help but apply this to his own insecurities (looking at you, Luigi):


It’s the clothing of a constant, aside cry: “BUT WHAT ABOUT ME?”

And what does a broflake look like?

Here’s how to use it in a sentence:

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