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Today’s Lady News: Tech Execs Are (Almost) All Dudes

  • Executive positions in Silicon Valley are notoriously male-dominated, though this study reveals how dire the stats really are. Less than one out of every 28 executives in the tech field is a woman. Since tech companies are generally global, focus is more often on racial diversity rather than gender diversity. [New York Times]
  • Check out President Obama’s paternalistic, semi-condescending comments on the Plan B decision: “As the father of two daughters, I think it is important for us to make sure that we apply some common sense to various rules when it comes to over-the-counter medicine.” Obama won 56 percent of the female vote in 2008. Could recent backlash cost him much-needed female support in the next election? [ABC News]
  • Four ways the Plan B decision will hurt women of color. [ColorLines] Keep reading »

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For The Plugged-In Girl

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You know who I’m talking about: she’s always got headphones glued to her ears, stood in line to score the iPhone4S, and mocks you endlessly for still having a Hotmail account. Here are 10 gifts that will make the plugged-in girl in your life jump for joy.

OMG, Teen Sexting Is, Like, So Not Cool

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Sexting is, like, so not cool. Only one percent of kids age 10 to 17 have shared naked pics of themselves, according to new data released today in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers on the APA study disputed a commonly cited piece of data which said that one in five — or 20 percent — of kids ages 14 to 24 had sexted. But that definition of “sext” had included sexy text messages without photos, as well as photos “no more revealing than what someone might see at a beach,” according to the AP.  This new study asked teens — and only teens — to be more explicit about the images that they send and receive.  Clearly the past inclusion of twentysomethings in the survey pool skewed the results. In fact, the younger kids are, the less likely they are to sext.

Wait, you mean America was whipped up into a frenzy over a teen sex panic that turned out to be nothing? You don’t say! Keep reading »

Contrary To Stereotype, Online Gamers Are Actually Women

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I'm a video game fanatic %u2014 and I also happen to be a woman. Read More »
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Gamers get a bad rep: They’re typecast as plump, basement-dwelling man-children who lead reclusive lives and collect actions figures. Apparently, that’s way off base. A study by GameHouse says that 55 percent of online gamers are actually female. Not only that, but in comparison to female non-gamers, they are happier, more social, and get it on more often! Say what?! Is Farmville really the solution to all of life’s problems? Keep reading »

New Software Can Tell You How Much Pics Have Been Photoshopped

Photoshopped Dudes
Women aren't the only ones who've suffered from Photoshop. Read More »
"No Airbrushing" Policy
Faith Hill Redbook Photoshop photo
Why a "no airbrushing" policy is good, but not good enough. Read More »

Surprise, surprise: basically all of the photos we see in the media today are Photoshopped in some way. Lighting is tweaked; blemishes, pores, and cellulite vanish; and wrinkles smooth into oblivion. But now two computer image specialists at Dartmouth College have developed a software program that can tell, say, feminist bloggers just how much an image has been altered. Keep reading »

Condom Company Scares Guys Into Wrapping It Up Via Facebook

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Of all the good reasons to wrap it up, not bringing a bundle of joy into the world who you are ill-prepared to care for is a big one. A Brazilian ad agency took this idea to the extreme by Facebook friending young men with a profile of their fake “baby” with their name followed by “Jr” — like Kevin Federline would have gotten a friend request from Kevin Federline Jr. (And then high-fived his bros.) All the Facebook messages linked back to the web site for Olla Condoms, who sponsored the campaign. Very clever, but very terrifying. [CreativityOlla.com.br]

Rebecca Minkoff @ eBay: The Perfect Gift For The Glamorous Gadget Lover

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There’s one thing fashion and gadgets have in common: both can be quite expensive. This holiday season, though, Rebecca Minkoff @ eBay has the perfect gift for the glamorous gadget lover that will not break your bank — an iPhone case. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill iPhone cases. Two feature raised cheetah designs in color combinations of pink and gray, and black and lime green. But the sexiest of all the iPhone cases is the studded one, which features shiny black studs on a black perforated background. This case was made for showing off (just be careful a mugger or fashion hound doesn’t steal it and the phone).

Also in the exclusive tech collection is a to-die-for leather iPad cover that is embellished with gold studs on the outside and lined with a black and blue polka dot fabric. If you have $220 to spend on a gift, I can’t see any iPad user being disappointed with this gift. I can’t say that for the iPhone Carrying Case and Leather Wristlet. Both seem too small to carry much and too large to be inconspicuous. But then again I can’t get down with tiny bags, so there you go. [eBay]

18 Inventions We Need Now

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Science is a beautiful thing. Science has brought us many technological advancements, such as and including, air travel, tanning beds and mini-pizzas. But there are many things that science has yet to deliver on. And that’s got us kind of mad with science. We kind of want to have some words with science, okay? In the meantime, we’ll settle for assembling an incomplete list of all the things that we wish science would just get to working on, already. This list is by no means exhaustive, so feel free to include your own special requests in the comments. Keep reading »

Man Calls 911 Over Broken iPhone

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Ah, stupid people doing stupid things. A man named Michael Alan Skopec was arrested after he called 911 five times to report a grave emergency — his iPhone was broken! To his credit, when police arrived  to investigate a disorderly conduct charge, he was intoxicated. Skopec, a resident of Bristol, Illinois is no fumbling frat boy, either — the man is 48 years old! This drunk dialer was charged with obstructing and resisting a police officer. The great mystery still stands: on what phone did he make the emergency calls? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »

Tech-A-Lingus: 10 Geek Words That Annoy People

Geek speak is a special slanguage that evolved from our cultural immersion in the techno-verse.  Growing up, I never would have guessed that I would come to think of the term “LOL” (or any variation thereof) as a dating dealbreaker  or that someone (Anthony Weiner) would resign from public office over “sexting” gone wrong. According to a poll published in The Daily Mail  some tech terms are more annoying than others. After the jump, find out which geek speak phrases were voted the most irritating.

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