French teens protest after transgender classmate’s suicide Student gender identity tensions Teenagers teens- Tempemail

About 100 teenagers rallied in northern France Friday to pay homage to a transgender student who killed herself this week after facing tensions with school officials around her gender identity The case has drawn indignation on social media and national concern. The students held a sit-in and a moment of Continue Reading

Pinterest pays $20m to settle gender discrimination lawsuit | Pinterest

The virtual scrapbook company Pinterest is paying out a record $20m (£15m) to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit brought by a female executive who had alleged she was fired after “speaking out about the rampant discrimination, hostile work environment, and misogyny” at the San Francisco firm. Françoise Brougher, the company’s Continue Reading

Making a demon of JK Rowling is a wretched sport, born of misogyny and resentment | Catherine Bennett | Opinion- Tempemail

The most powerful way to attack a book, Salman Rushdie writes in his memoir, Joseph Anton, “is to demonise its author, to turn him into a creature of base motives and evil intentions”. The same thing, it turns out, can be said of a “her”. Now that Twitter content doubles Continue Reading

Games firm Rocksteady accused of inaction over staff harassment | World news

More than half of the women employed at the London-based video game developer Rocksteady two years ago signed a letter to bosses accusing the studio of failing to prevent sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour in the office, the Guardian can reveal. The letter, dated November 2018 and signed by 10 Continue Reading

South Wales police lose landmark facial recognition case | Technology

The use of facial recognition technology by South Wales police broke race and sex equalities law and breached privacy rights because the force did not apply proper safeguards, the court of appeal has ruled. The critical judgment came in a case brought by Ed Bridges, a civil liberties campaigner, who Continue Reading

JK Rowling, Rushdie and Atwood warn against ‘intolerance’ in open letter | Books- Tempemail

JK Rowling, Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood are among the signatories to a controversial open letter warning that the spread of “censoriousness” is leading to “an intolerance of opposing views” and “a vogue for public shaming and ostracism”. Rowling, whose beliefs on transgender rights have recently seen scores of Harry Continue Reading

Catherine D’Ignazio: ‘Data is never a raw, truthful input – and it is never neutral’ | Technology

Our ability to collect and record information in a digital form has exploded as has our adoption of AI systems, which use data to make decisions. But data isn’t neutral, and sexism, racism and other forms of discrimination are showing up in our data products. Catherine D’Ignazio, an assistant professor Continue Reading

‘Accepting that gender biases exist is of pivotal!’- Tempemail

What is the latest product that Syska is working on? As I am currently handling the Syska Mobile Accessories division pan India – we are working on introducing innovative yet versatile devices. We recently introduced a night lamp with an inbuilt power bank of 4000 MAH, a wireless charging pad and Continue Reading

Why do we gender AI? Voice tech firms move to be more inclusive | Technology

Technology that can understand regional accents and gender-neutral voice assistants are among the developments expected in the voice technology field in 2020. Products such as Alexa and Siri have faced mounting criticism that the technology behind them disproportionately misunderstands women, ethnic minorities and those with accents not represented in datasets Continue Reading

‘Guys ask for more money’: why female-led startups underperform | Education

The first time Olivia Champion pitched a business idea based on her academic research was so disheartening she nearly gave up. The 10-strong panel she faced were all men, bar a few women responsible for administration and taking minutes. Their first question was: “Why are you here?” “It took the Continue Reading