Read About Wonder Woman’s Longstanding Place In Art

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A women-in-tech manifesto was published Monday night at tableflip.club, encouraging women in tech to leave companies that treat them like second-class employees and start lawyering up, incorporating, and investing in each other. VICE has an interview with the anonymous author, who explains how her manifesto fits into wider discussions about wage and employment discrimination. [VICE]

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The vast majority of the Chibok schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram last April are still missing, a year later. Fifty of the girls escaped on their own, and 216 haven’t been found. In the last year, as well, Boko Haram has killed 6,000 Nigerians, and 1.5 million Nigerians have fled their homes in fear of the organization. [ABC]

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Feminist sci-fi director Joss Whedon used a tweet from The Mary Sue to call out a clip from the new “Jurassic Park” movie as sexist, and in the process made it seem like the the Mary Sue staff was being less than perfect as feminists and cultural analysts by centering that post on the fact that Chris Pratt is hot (I second TMS’s stance on Chris Pratt). They wound up receiving an undue amount of criticism based on Whedon’s tweet, and here’s the rub: Whedon then apologized for criticizing “Jurassic Park” via that tweet and said that it was inappropriate of him, but he didn’t apologize for implicitly also criticizing the TMS staff. Come on, Whedon. [The Mary Sue]

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ArtNews has a retrospective of Wonder Woman in art, starting with Dara Birnbaum’s iconic 1979 video piece, “Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman,” a critique of the superheroine as a commodification of womanhood by men via a repetition that makes the TV show’s tropes seem ridiculous, through to Blanka Amezkua’s 2007 “Sensacionales” series. [ArtNews]

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