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A Conversation with Glitch UK
The summer is ending, and with it goes the summer weather . . . So to keep you updated about all things tech in the chilly back-to-school season, we have a new episode of the Anti-Dystopians!
I spoke with Julia Slupska, Olivia Andrews and Hilary Watson about a recent report by Glitch UK entitled "Digital Misogynoir: Ending the dehumanising of Black women on social media." We discussed why Black women are uniquely targeted and harmed online, the importance of centering intersectionality in discussing digital harms, the difficulties of conducting (and finding funding) for this kind of research and why Glitch is calling on tech companies, governments and civil societies to address these issues.
Further reading from the episode:
How to Stay Safe Online by Seyi Akiwowo
Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance by Moya Bailey
Our past episode with Julia Slupska: Period-Tracking Apps After Roe v. Wade: Reproductive Justice & Feminist Cybersecurity
Other Things I’m Reading
And a selection from my absolute favorite genre, the scathing book review! This time featuring the new biography of Elon Musk:
Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson review – pillock, genius, or both? by John Naughton