We perfect robots

(Fritz Kahn’s Mechanical Woman) “As computing machines gradually took over, mathematicians often measured its computing time in “girl-hours” and computing power in “kilo-girls.” The computer itself is a feminized item. The history of the computer is the history of unappreciated female labor hidden behind “technology,” a screen (a literal screen) erected by boy geniuses.” When […]

New writing

I’m asking friends, peers and others to contribute new writing. Some themes include: Shadowboxing: the struggle with language How to write about violence / writing about violence The minotaur in the maze : looking inside the law The feminists go swimming: notes on living politics On masculinities. Watch this space! And let me know if […]