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Marginalized voices have always been at the forefront of the internet, yet our stories often go overlooked. Bridget Todd chronicles our experiences online, and the ways marginalized voices have shaped the internet from the very beginning. We need monuments to all of the identities that make being online what it is. So let’s build them.

There Are No Girls on the Internet Outspoken

    • Technology
    • 4.1 • 91 Ratings

Marginalized voices have always been at the forefront of the internet, yet our stories often go overlooked. Bridget Todd chronicles our experiences online, and the ways marginalized voices have shaped the internet from the very beginning. We need monuments to all of the identities that make being online what it is. So let’s build them.

    Remembering Lynn Conway, Tech Visionary that Transphobia Almost Erased

    Remembering Lynn Conway, Tech Visionary that Transphobia Almost Erased

    It’s Pride Month, which is a great time to be thinking about the LGBTQ people who have been beacons of the vastness of what is possible for our communities. In this episode, Bridget highlights the incredible achievements of Lynn Conway, a trans woman who invented a lot of the tech we take for granted today. Despite a successful track record at IBM, her contributions were credited to others for almost 50 years until IBM formally apologized and recognized her in 2020. She was a bad ass innovator, and a pioneer for trans people trying to navigate a hostile world. She passed away this week at the age of 86, but her legacy and many contributions will be with us forever. 
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    • 25 min
    As global elections loom, women leaders are under attack - STUFF MOM NEVER TOLD YOU

    As global elections loom, women leaders are under attack - STUFF MOM NEVER TOLD YOU

    2024 isn’t just an election year, it’s THE election year, with almost half the global population voting in elections this year. And unfortunately women leaders and candidates are facing identity based attacks just for wanting to serve their communities.
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    • 46 min
    Korean pop band NewJeans subpoenas Google; Israeli disinfo campaign exposed; Transphobic lesbian dating app; Landlord price fixing scheme – NEWS ROUNDUP

    Korean pop band NewJeans subpoenas Google; Israeli disinfo campaign exposed; Transphobic lesbian dating app; Landlord price fixing scheme – NEWS ROUNDUP

    Listen to the Outspoken Network’s new pod But We Loved: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-but-we-loved-174494262/

    Listen to Joey’s take on Bottoms on Stuff Mom Never Told You: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-stuff-mom-never-told-you-21123631/episode/feminist-movie-friday-bottoms-183565696/

    Israel Secretly Targeted American Lawmakers With Gaza War Influence Campaign: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/security-aviation/2024-06-05/ty-article-magazine/.premium/israel-secretly-targeted-american-lawmakers-with-gaza-war-influence-campaign/0000018f-e7c8-d11f-a5cf-e7cb62af0000 

    Key misinformation “superspreaders” on Twitter:  Women in their late 50s:  https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/05/key-misinformation-superspreaders-on-twitter-older-women/

    Lesbian app to ‘use facial recognition technology’ to identify and exclude trans users https://www.thepinknews.com/2024/06/03/lesbian-app-facial-recognition-technology-trans/

    FBI Raids Corporate Landlord in Major Rent Price-Fixing Probe: https://www.pymnts.com/cpi-posts/fbi-raids-corporate-landlord-in-major-rent-price-fixing-probe/ 

    Court Allows K-Pop Group to Subpoena YouTuber's Identity from Google: https://www.404media.co/newjeans-kpop-google-youtube-lawsuit/
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    • 53 min
    Fearless Fund, Black women’s entrepreneurship program, deemed “discriminatory” by court

    Fearless Fund, Black women’s entrepreneurship program, deemed “discriminatory” by court

    Grant program for Black women business owners is discriminatory, appeals court rules: https://www.npr.org/2024/06/03/g-s1-2649/fearless-fund-grant-program-appeal-ruling

    Fearless Fund is a Black woman-led venture capital firm that offers investment, financial support, and mentorship to Black women-owned businesses. 

    But they are under attack for providing support for traditionally marginalized entrepreneurs.

    Edward Blum, the professional hater at the heart of the Supreme Court’s legal challenge of affirmative action, is suing them for what he says is racial discrimination.
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    • 50 min
    Introducing Sixteenth Minute (of Fame)

    Introducing Sixteenth Minute (of Fame)

    Hi There Are No Girls On The Internet Fans! Take a listen to the trailer of our newest show Sixteenth Minute (of Fame)

    About the show: Sixteenth Minute (of Fame) is a weekly show from Jamie Loftus that takes a closer look at the internet’s main characters – one part reported, one part interviews, and one part Jamie collapsing her permanently internet-damaged brain. Whether it’s an enduring meme or a dreaded Character of the Day distinction, it’s the kind of notoriety that often results in little money, unwarranted attention, and a confusing blurred line of consent. What do you do when you get more attention and judgement than any one person is built to handle? The Sixteenth Minute of Fame is the place where we figure that out, putting people in the context of the moment they've been frozen inside of.

    Listen here and subscribe to Sixteenth Minute (of Fame) on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!
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    • 3 min
    “All Eyes on Rafah” AI image goes viral; Trump is guilty!!; Google says to eat glue – NEWS ROUNDUP

    “All Eyes on Rafah” AI image goes viral; Trump is guilty!!; Google says to eat glue – NEWS ROUNDUP

    HE’S GUILTY song of the summer by Mad McFadden: https://www.tiktok.com/@madmcferrin/video/7374903247653326122

    'All Eyes on Rafah' image shared by millions on Instagram following Israeli airstrike: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/-eyes-rafah-image-shared-millions-instagram-rcna154380

    Donate to the Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund: https://www.pcrf.net/

    'Sextortion guides' sold on social media, BBC finds: https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cp00y03q93mo

    AI image misinformation has surged, Google researchers find: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/ai-image-misinformation-surged-google-research-finds-rcna154333

    UK mother of boy who killed himself seeks right to access his social media: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/article/2024/may/29/uk-mother-boy-who-killed-himself-social-media-access 

    Sometimes to save the internet, you must eat glue: https://www.businessinsider.com/google-search-ai-overview-answers-pizza-glue-fix-2024-5 
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

Lululemonaid ,

A thoughtful and critical listen

This show is a must listen! Smart, interesting and so relevant. I always learn something that I don’t hear anywhere else. I particularly appreciate the critical lens brought to the reporting and analysis that is missing from other podcasts. The internet is political!! Thanks Bridgette and team for all your hard work.

Rex_dgnrt ,

Joey’s voice just ain’t working for me

Like,,,,,, how many like,,,, times? Can like,,, someone on a podcast say like,, the word “like???? Before it becomes like,,, impossible to hear and like,,,, enjoy????? Like not to be mean but like,,, can we like,,, make it stop???? Also all their sentences are like,,, questions????

mouthywoman ,

Bridget is winning

Bridget is the bomb dot com dot co dot uk. Now look that up on the internet. These hate one stars are why what Bridget does is important. Listen, subscribe, and get on board.

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