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sex education
sex education

Sex Ed Vloggers Say YouTube Is Censoring Their Videos

For many young people, YouTube is a valuable source of sex education—but some content creators are accusing the company of "shadow-banning" them and limiting the visibility of their content.
Sirin Kale
5 days ago
HEALTH
HEALTH

'A Twisted Comparison Game': How Fitness Apps Exacerbate Eating Disorders

Apps like step trackers and calorie counters are meant to help users stay healthy. But for those who suffer from eating disorders, these technologies are ripe for misuse.
Lauren Sharkey
2.23.18
Art
Art

Probing Our Fetish for Digital Devices

In her latest solo show, artist Faith Holland wants you to consider how you finger your phone when scrolling, the way your MacBook heats your crotch, and the flirtatious smile you give your screen when texting your crush.
Sarah Burke
12.15.17
Work
Work

How Arbitration Clauses Silence Women Speaking Out About Harassment

Therese Lawless has filed lawsuits against Silicon Valley’s most powerful companies, often for gender discrimination. But a growing trend of arbitration clauses in contracts is effectively silencing many of the women she represents.
Laura Rena Murray
11.30.17
Sex
Sex

Future 'Digisexuals' Will Face Discrimination for Fucking Robots, Professors Warn

Broadly spoke with the two authors of a new report on "digisexualities" about how technology can impact sexual identity—and why individuals with technologically-based sexual identities may face prejudice in the future.
Kimberly Lawson
11.28.17
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

This App Lets Teens Learn About Sex Through Text Messages

In 2016, three women decided to transform sex education for teens through technology. Together, they created Real Talk.
Kimberly Lawson
11.16.17
Technologies
Technologies

Several Women in This Rural Town Say They Were Stalked by Drones

Reports from Southern Australia detail a terrifying scenario with little recourse.
Diana Tourjée
11.2.17
Technologies
Technologies

The Complicated Promise Of Anti-Rape Technologies

Wearable panic buttons, rape reporting software, and condoms with built-in teeth are all technologies marketed to women to help prevent sexual assault. But do they offer real safety or just the feeling of it?
Sirin Kale
10.2.17
Technologies
Technologies

Women of Color Are Using VR to Imagine a More Inclusive World

Increasingly, virtual reality is being used as a therapeutic tool. The women behind NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism want to use it to center black women's experiences—and imagine a better future.
Princess Ojiaku
6.12.17
indigenous rights
indigenous rights

How Indigenous Millennials Are Using Tech to Save Their Dying Languages

Decades of oppression and forced assimilation have led to the steep decline of Indigenous languages. Now tech-savvy young people are fighting to preserve their culture.
Polina Bachlakova
6.6.17
Art
Art

This Woman Just Figured Out How to Control Sperm with Her Brain

Transdisciplinary artist Ani Liu spoke to us about her project as commentary on the state of reproductive rights today.
Tiffany Hu
5.12.17
Technologies
Technologies

These Women Figured Out a Way to Map and Find Girls at Risk of FGM

Every other December, scores of Tanzanian girls endure what's colloquially known as "cutting season." Now, new mapping technology can help activists locate girls who might be in danger—and get them to safe houses before it's too late.
Florence Wilkinson
5.11.17