Schlagwort-Archiv: Geschlecht

Co-edrything.

Fiona, walking to and from the bathroom, was fascinated to see evidence of men and women living and sleeping and bathing together.

Neal Stephenson: The Diamond Age

Who are the users, and who gets used?

Right now, as we’re anticipating the creation of AIs to serve our intimate needs, organise our diaries and care for us, and to do it all for free and without complaint, it’s easy to see how many designers might be more comfortable with those entities having the voices and faces of women. If they were designed male, users might be tempted to treat them as equals, to acknowledge them as human in some way, perhaps even offer them an entry-level salary and a cheeky drink after work.

Laurie Penny: Why do we give robots female names? Because we don’t want to consider their feelings. (2016-04-22)

Outside Man.

The men didn’t catch their little joke. They were clueless. Some things didn’t change.

Edan Lepucki: California

Ranter*in.

My female neighbour came to pick up a package the other day and she told me her female landlord has reduced their rent because of the front doorbell not working for so long.

Jacinta Nandi: you know you been in Germany too long when….

Zyklusteuer.

Tassen, Binden, Tampons, das ist doch kein Luxus!
Warum geht dann meine Kohle an den Fiskus?

Luxusbabe: Kein Luxus

Geschlesen.

Reading behavior is also tied to gender: female respondents report having read male and female authors, with a slight preference for the former. Male respondents mainly report to have read male authors. The men who do read female authors, give higher scores to their novels than female respondents do; female respondents give lower average scores to works by female authors than male respondents. The idea that more female judges would benefit female authors, is thus most likely incorrect. Respondents were also asked to motivate one rating of a novel. Again, there are differences between female and male authors — even when I only isolate the female respondents. The first are judged according to content, the second to structural and formal characteristics.

C.W.Koolen: Reading beyond the female — The relationship between perception of author gender and literary quality.

Chormänngel.

Es ist immer wieder komisch wenn Männer den Ton angeben aber dann vor allem Frauen mitsingen.

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