Feminism, Reproductive Rights and Tech
A conversation with Maha Atal
Aaaand….. the Anti-Dystopians are back for Season 4! If you missed us these past few months, never fear: there are lots of great episodes coming up.
To kick off the new season, Maha Atal— an assistant professor at the University of Glasgow — is back to discuss feminism, reproductive rights and technology. I ask her: how has the legal landscape of abortion and reproductive rights changed in the US since the overturning of Roe v Wade, and what are technology companies doing about it? Does your GP know who their cloud computing provider is (and do they have access to your sensitive health data)? How do the US and UK feminist movements differ? And why is feminism, trans rights and the right to bodily autonomy on the frontline against fighting fascism today?
Further reading from the episode:
Malcom Harris’s excellent new book Palo Alto
Fraser MacDonald on Kate Forbes and the Free Church of Scotland
And don’t forget to check out the previous Anti-Dystopians episode with Maha:
What I’ve been reading
If you want another excellent podcast recommendation, I’d highly suggest listening to William Dalrymple and Anita Anand’s Empire podcast. Especially the episodes about the British East India Company if you’re concerned about corporate power!
Absolutely mad story about the Shasta County Fair and police department traveling across the state in search of a little girl’s goat. Do read it. You’ll be horrified (and maybe vegetarian?) afterwards
Daniel Radcliffe talks to trans and non-binary kids about their experiences and trans-allyship
The only trans op-ed that had me in stitches: The Onion: It Is Journalism’s Sacred Duty To Endanger The Lives Of As Many Trans People As Possible
I was on a panel with Anti-Dystopians guest Jennifer Cobbe about whether Big Tech are the new colonialists at the Cambridge Festival. Do check it out.
Or, if that’s too long, you can read my short interview here
Tweet(s) of the Week
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