I don’t much mileage out of the words racist and sexist because they get used so broadly and differently that they usually just get read as attack but don’t actually explain why the situation is messed up. That said, these kinds of technology examples are exactly the sort of thing that set me down the path of feminist technology obsession that brings you this blog today. In Margolis and Fisher’s “Unlocking the Clubhouse,” I learned about conference phone systems tuned and tested only on male voices, literally giving voices that tended higher the short shrift. Got other examples of this sort of thing?
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