News you can relate to

Some stories that caught our eye this week:

The black female engineers at Slack took the spotlight this week, accepting the award for Fastest Rising Startup Award. Then one of them, Erica Baker, called via Twitter for white men to give up space to minorities: “I don’t *need* another board seat, let me help them find a woman of color to take it.”

Meet The Queer Woman Who Proved Einstein’s Theory About Gravitational Waves “I am just myself,” says Prof. Nergis Mavalvala. “But out of that comes something positive.”

When actually doing something meaningful to disrupt institutional inequality would be way too much work; why not just Rent-A-Minority instead?

News you can relate to

Some news stories that caught our eye this week:

  • This week we were holding our breaths, watching the drama unfold in Texas as Wendy Davis filibustered to prevent onerous abortion restrictions from becoming law.
  • Kickstarter funded a project that encouraged men to rape. When they realized what they had done, they showed that they truly know how to apologize: tell the truth, repair the harm, and change policies so as not to make the same mistake again.