Sunday, July 12
by EB

  • Oh hell yes: This week’s Bitch mixtape is an Ode to Nina Simone. yes yes yes yes yes.
  • New technology can use DNA found at a crime scene to sketch the face of a suspected criminal. But as Heather Dewey-Hagborg explains, this new technology  “is simply the latest in a long succession of identity-inscribing technologies which claim to use science to classify types of bodies into socially constructed categories like gender and race.”
  • On Algorithms, data, and the Good Wife?! There are many  spoilers in this piece so beware!
  • Scaachi Koul of Hazlitt lambasts Jesse Brown of Canadaland for errors made in reporting on sexism at The Globe and Mail. Among his offenses is the title of the piece in which he refers to “women editors” at the Globe as having “fled” a hostile workplace.
  • Edmonton social planning council calculates that the living wage in Edmonton for a family of four with two working adults is $17.36 an hour. Alberta’s actual minimum wage is $10.20.
  • Team USA received a ticker-tape parade in NYC this week after triumphing over Japan in the Women’s World Cup final. Sunday’s match, which took place in Vancouver was the most-viewed soccer game ever in the U.S., with a record 26.7 million viewers. They were the first female athletes ever to be honoured with a parade, and they all make less than a living wage.
  • “We rarely consider the perversity of asking children who have scarcely learned to spell their own names what they hope to do when they’re eventually ushered into an economy wherein we increasingly labor for the sake of laboring in the service of survival.” Alana Massey on the Cult of Work.
  • Looking for an analysis primer on the Greek referendum and debt crisis? Jodi Dean’s blog from this past week does just that.


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