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“An Alternative to Pink & Blue: Colors for Gender Data” | Chartable

The Atlantic Tried to Artistically Show Gender Dysphoria on Its Cover. Instead It Damaged the Trust of Transgender Readers. | Poynter

“By Failing to Represent Diversity in CGIs, We Are Normalising Whiteness and Othering Everything Else” | Dezeen

“Challenging Visual Stereotypes of Masculinity” | The New York Times

“Colorism in High Fashion” | The Pudding

  • “There are [Vogue] covers with black women and covers with dark-skinned women. But when we really look, it’s easy to see that the majority of the black women are light-skinned and the majority of dark-skinned women are actually a single person.”

“Companies Are on the Hook If Their Hiring Algorithms Are Biased” | Quartz

“Designing Forms for Gender Diversity and Inclusion” | UX Collective

“Don’t Just Add ‘Other’: How to Make Employment Forms Inclusive” | HR Dive

“The (Frustrating) User Experience of Defining Your Own Ethnicity” | Medium

  • Accommodating diverse labels and offering inclusive options

“Google AI Will No Longer Use Gender Labels Like ‘Woman’ or ‘Man’ on Images of People to Avoid Bias” | Business Insider

  • “Google said it had made the change because it was not possible to infer someone’s gender solely from their appearance.”

“How To De-Objectify Women in Comics: A Guide” | Heroic Girls

“In India’s ‘Rape Capital,’ Designers Change How People Picture Assault” | Columbia Journalism Review

“Kellogg’s Apologizes for Lone Brown Corn Pop on Cereal Box” | The Washington Post

“A Lesson in Illustrating Wheelchairs From Someone Who Uses One” | The Mary Sue

The Long Battle Against Racism and Sexism in Emoji” | Daily Beast

“A Medical Student Couldn’t Find How Symptoms Look on Darker Skin. He Decided to Publish a Book About It.” | The Washington Post

“Newsrooms Rethink a Crime Reporting Staple: The Mugshot” | The Marshall Project

“No Scales, No Bones: Demanding Better Representation of Eating Disorders” | Bitch Media

  • “I can’t repost sensationalized pictures of thin, white women hovering over bathroom scales…because they reinforce harmful myths about eating disorders.”

“Passive, Poor and White? What People Keep Getting Wrong About Appalachia” | Economic Hardship Reporting Project

“Sexual Harassment Poster From Japanese Government Draws Criticism for Seemingly Taking Men’s Side” | JapanToday

“There’s No Wisdom in Crowd Photos” | Columbia Journalism Review

  • “Different cameras and shot angles can give very different impressions of how close people are to one another.”

“When News Orgs Turn to Stock Imagery: An Ethics Q & A With Mark E. Johnson” | Center for Journalism Ethics

“Why Black, Not Blue?”: Redefining the Color Black in Children’s Picture Books” | Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

“Why Does ‘Yellow Filter’ Keep Popping Up in American Movies?” | Matador Network

  • “Yellow filter goes hand in hand with films that depict mostly negative stereotypes about living in the country in question, all while centering the journey of a white hero.”

“Why We Need More Photographers and Photo Editors of Color” | Photo District News

“Why You Should Learn This Design Principle” | Lifehacker

  • “The heart of design isn’t making something look good or feel innovative, but to consider the experience of the end recipient.”


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