As discussed previously, on Fridays, I present my weekly social media roundups. Note that toots of articles generally include header images from the articles, which I don’t include here unless their creators happen to have released them for use under a free license, and I notice. Most have not, or I don’t notice. But I now add my commentary here, where I don’t feel restricted by message length.

diagrams showing the division of the day and of the week

Also, I don’t generally attach pictures to posts with quotations.

9:06 – Mon 01 July 2024 🔗

Image Not Shown: Illustration of women saying I won't leave Mohna's company

Love, marriage and rebellion: Exploring feminist themes in India’s Angika folk songs from Global Voices

The idea that one can rebel forcefully by fighting for the right to choose whom to love is articulated in the godna song. As the singers grow comfortable, clapping and laughing, their tone becomes celebratory while mocking authority.

Hashtags: #Music #Feminism #India

Definitely click through on this one, and check the links to Wikisource for full lyrics to and recordings of many of the songs.

12:06 – Mon 01 July 2024 🔗

Quoted on Mastodon

Employment is key to reducing recidivism.

Bob Casey, Jr.

Hashtags: #Quotes #DisabilityPride

9:01 – Tue 02 July 2024 🔗

Image Not Shown: Women demonstrate for abortion rights

Two Years Since Dobbs, Americans Are Fighting to Reclaim Their Rights from OtherWords

All over the country, teachers, students, and workers are avoiding states with harsh abortion restrictions. One survey found that 45 percent of young people were likely to reject a job offer if it meant working in a state where abortion was illegal.

Hashtags: #USPolitics #Abortion

To a certain extent, I have to appreciate how conservatives have constantly painted themselves as “the sleeping giant” for decades—pretending to speak for a silent and vast majority—and managed to wake an actual giant that doesn’t like them at all, because everybody supports access to abortion except for the right-wing fringe that openly hates women…

12:03 – Tue 02 July 2024 🔗

Quoted on Mastodon

Your vote is your voice, and it is essential for individuals with disabilities to be heard in the decisions that impact our lives.

Tony Coelho

Hashtags: #Quotes #DisabilityPride

9:07 – Wed 03 July 2024 🔗

Image Not Shown: Hands of recruiter holding résumé in front of candidate at desk

ChatGPT shows hiring bias against people with disabilities from Futurity

For instance, [ChatGPT] claimed a résumé with an autism leadership award had “less emphasis on leadership roles”—implying the stereotype that autistic people aren’t good leaders.

Hashtags: #Labor #Disability #Hiring #Bias

I worry about this study slightly, because it relies on getting information from a system that has no trouble fabricating lies or completely ignoring the current conversation. However, even the fact that it would claim bias at all and use stereotypes to support the decision—even if false—shows that the systems have no serious guards against bigotry.

12:02 – Wed 03 July 2024 🔗

Quoted on Mastodon

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

Helen Keller

Hashtags: #Quotes #DisabilityPride

9:02 – Thu 04 July 2024 🔗

Image Not Shown: A woman with a look of uncertainty wears a black graduation cap.

College may not be the ‘great equalizer’ − luck and hiring practices also play a role, a sociologist explains from The Conversation

In addition to hiding salary information, hiring agents tend to obscure the criteria they use to evaluate prospective employees. For example, they might announce that they are looking for applicants with strong communication or teamwork skills, but they don’t describe what meets those criteria.

Hashtags: #Labor #College #Hiring

I feel like the interview’s focus on salary transparency focuses on the wrong problem, here, but the overall problem resonates with me. If you don’t have anybody in your life who knows which companies treat people better, and how to get through the application process—and will share that experience with you—then you mostly take the first offer that anybody makes.

12:05 – Thu 04 July 2024 🔗

Quoted on Mastodon

Parenthood isn’t just a women’s issue, it’s an economic issue and an issue that affects all parents — men and women alike.

Tammy Duckworth

Hashtags: #Quotes #DisabilityPride

9:05 – Fri 05 July 2024 🔗

A fingerprint
A fingerprint
Image credit: by George Prentzas, made available under the terms of the Unsplash License

ID Verification Service for TikTok, Uber, X Exposed Driver Licenses from 404 Media

The Israel-based company, called AU10TIX, offers what it describes on its website as “full-service identity verification solutions.” This includes verifying peoples’ identity documents, conducting “liveness detection” in a real-time video stream with the user, and performing age verification, where a service will predict how old someone is based on their uploaded photo.

Hashtags: #Security

This seems so on-brand for big companies, doesn’t it…?

12:04 – Fri 05 July 2024 🔗

Quoted on Mastodon

It was hard work, toil, toil, all the time for this sweet kind mother, whose heart was so large and love so great for her dear ones.

Harriet Putnam Fowler

Hashtags: #Quotes #DisabilityPride

Bonus 🔗

Because it accidentally became a tradition early on in the life of the blog, I drop any additional articles that didn’t fit into the one-article-per-day week, but too weird or important to not mention, here.

Image Not Shown: The YouTube logo changed to read FairUse

Copyright takedowns are a cautionary tale that few are heeding from Pluralistic

You might think that you can never quote a song lyric in a book without infringing copyright, or that you must clear every musical sample. You might be rock solid certain that scraping the web to train an AI is infringing. If you hold those beliefs, you do not understand the “fact intensive” nature of fair use.

This article helps explain something that I’ve said from the beginning, most notably in [The Rise and (Likely) Fall of Anti-AI Licenses](/blog/2024/03/03/ai-licenses.html), that the problem has *nothing to do with AI, and everything to do with enormous companies claiming everybody’s work as their own. But trying to attack OpenAI and their ilk with copyright won’t harm them, while it will harm the student training their own AI for a project.

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