Sexist Contest by #OnePlus Pulled [#geekgirl]
OnePlus has received a few submissions so far, but it’s received about as many fake submissions from guys Photoshopping OnePlus logos onto womens’ bodies as it has actual submissions. Other comments are men leering over the womens’ photos, while others just note that there aren’t actually that many women on the forums. A few of the photos have been women standing up against the contest though, with one woman flipping OnePlus off and another woman holding up a sign that reads “This contest is sexist and insulting. Way to inflict self-esteem issues, we don’t have enough of those in our society.”‘
“…Ferguson. It’s not on a single TV station.” [#geekgirl]
Future of news: I’m sitting in St Louis glued to Twitter to see what’s up in Ferguson. It’s not on a single TV station.
— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) August 13, 2014
Vocal Frrrrrry [#geekgirl]
RIP, Robin Williams [#sad] [#suchloss] [#geekgirl]
We mourn the loss of our friend Robin Williams, who always made us laugh and smile. pic.twitter.com/UOY8LTjVRA
— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) August 11, 2014
“The Only ‘Plot’ Is The One The Australian Lost Long Ago…” [#geekgirl]
[Via this New Matilda Article] “The only thing better than accusing New Matilda of being ‘involved in a plot’ to bring down a Prime Minister would be accusing New Matilda of being involved in a plot that did bring down a Prime Minister. And for the record, we’re not fussed whether it’s a Labor or Liberal one – our job, in stark contrast to those at The Australian, is to keep all the bastards honest.
Web traffic to New Matilda is setting new records. The subscriptions are rolling in (ok, they’re trickling in, damn you free online media business model!) and our site has nearly crashed from traffic on several occasions in the past 24 hours.
New Matilda struggles with profitability, and paying real wages and writers. We possibly always will. But we still lose $30 million less a year than the Australian does. We’re not a wealthy publication, but even if we were, we could never have afforded this level of free advertising.
So thank you, Chris Mitchell, from the bottom of my empty wallet.”
Call: Papers on TechnoShamanism [#geekgirl]
“CALL FOR PAPERS FOR BOOK ON TECHNOSHAMANISM
From July 1st till October 30th we are accepting materials for our forthcoming publication Technoshamanism. It will be a bilingual edition (in Portuguese and English) and is published as a collaboration between editors in Brazil and Denmark.
We are inviting papers on the subjects of technoshamanism, animism, indigenous people’s culture and rights, shamanic practices, biodiversity, agroforestry, permaculture, retelling of shamanic experiences, hallucinogenic plants, indigenous struggle, DIY culture, science and technology, art and electronics, transhuman interfaces based on technological gadgets, and any other topic related to the broader concept of technoshamanism.
The publication will discuss the issue of ancestral knowledge and new technologies and will pursue ecological alternatives as well as models and aesthetics to obtain new parameters for acting in the world in an era where not only the water supply, but also the very existence of forests and their peoples, of nature itself, are at risk.
We are accepting articles as well as fiction or techno fiction, images, comics, photonovels and any other suitable means of expression, as long as they are no longer than ten pages for each person or group. The publishing, in print as well as online, will be taken care of by the technoshamanist network. We will accept submissions in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Please send your material to the following email address: [xamanismotecnologico@gmail.
Too True, Andrew Denton [#geekgirl]
— Matthew Esler (@mezla) July 13, 2014
The Girlie Werewolf Hall of Fame [#geekgirl]
Couldn’t Help Myself…[#geekgirl]
BREAKING: Barry O’Farrell cannot be contacted by press. Apparently his phone has gone out of grange #grangegate
— Bert Goldsmith (@BertMaverick) April 16, 2014
“ABC largely meets its professional standards, auditors find…” [#geekgirl]
More than 95% of the content examined attracted no criticism or concerns from the two non-ABC reviewers: author and journalist Gerald Stone and former BBC journalist Andrea Wills.
However, out of 97 stories about asylum seekers there were some issues identified by Stone as “raising concerns about the standard of coverage and requiring further investigation”, one on 7:30 and four on Lateline.”