gender politics

  • Aiko the Fembot

    Aiko is the perfect female robot: she responds to your touch, remembers your drink order, and never needs a nap. She is also fluent in English and Japanese and can balance your checkbook. A bunch of feminists will probably get upset about subservience and antiquated gender roles, etc, but honestly, I can do none of these things, so I am fine with having someone in the house who can. Read More ›

    Amanda Dobbins 5 years ago respond

  • Tomboys

    An article in the New York Observer talks about the rising trend of the urbane tomboy - the female equivalent of the metrosexual. This isn’t so much a trend as it is an example of what media publications publish on really slow news days. Still, they make a good point about how high-maintenance androgyny can be. Read More ›

    BuzzFeed Classic 6 years ago respond

  • CharmingBurka

    Invented by a German artist, this Bluetooth-enabled burqa allows Muslim women who wear the veil to transmit an image of themselves to mobile phones nearby. While the project is meant to be experimental and provocative, many observers have expressed outrage at the idea of using innovative new technology to accommodate an archaic symbol of repression. Read More ›

    BuzzFeed Classic 6 years ago respond


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