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Ready Player One, the best-selling ode to virtual reality and nerd-dom, is finally becoming a movie, but not everybody is a fan. The first teaser trailer has gotten some backlash for how it glorifies nostalgia. However, a bigger issue comes from the book itself in how it treats women — namely, its trophy love interest.

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Women account for around 26 per cent of visitors to Pornhub, according to the site's latest insights. That's enough for a noticeable drop in traffic to be evident during the Women's March in January.

But how does the way women access porn differ to their male counterparts? Other than a standout statistic being women are far less likely to use Internet Explorer (c'mon, guys) the results of Pornhub's "Women and Technology" survey reveals Apple products are the tech of choice for the ladies.

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The hallways of maths and science history are overflowing with the achievements of white men, from Sir Isaac Newton to Steve Jobs; their faces are printed into primary school textbooks everywhere, and their achievements have been indelibly drilled into our minds, with countless awards and institutions named after them. To be brilliant is a gift, but who gets to be remembered as such involves privilege.

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Earlier today, the World Health Organisation declared that the Zika virus, along with its related neurological complications, no longer constitutes an international emergency. The announcement is a troubling development that could threaten important research, while also undermining those who are most affected, namely women, children and the poor.

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Female characters are prominent in scary movies, and not always as helpless victims. Think about the Final Girl, without whom slasher films would not exist, or other kick-arse heroines, like Alien's Ripley. Behind the camera, though, you'll find way more male writers and directors — which is why these horror movies directed by women are worthy of extra celebration.

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We know that Silicon Valley has a women problem, and it's not just at Pied Piper. Even worse, perhaps, is what happens when these mostly-male tech companies are invited to talk about their success with other mostly-male tech companies at public events. It's not at all unusual to see seven penises onstage without a vagina in sight.