PR Newswire: Iron Mountain And The Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation Announce New Project To Preserve Rare Spanish-American War Collection (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Iron Mountain And The Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation Announce New Project To Preserve Rare Spanish-American War Collection (PRESS RELEASE). “Iron Mountain’s financial support will enable the Women’s Memorial Foundation to digitize its significant Spanish-American War collection, which documents the superior service of the more than 1,500 contract nurses who served in the Army and Navy general hospitals, aboard the hospital ship Relief, in stateside camps, the Philippine Islands, Puerto Rico and Hawaii during the conflict. The collection includes hundreds of photographs, service documents, letters, news clippings, and irreplaceable artifacts from 1898; once digitized, the collection will be used in future permanent exhibits at the Women’s Memorial as well as for a digital, online archive that will be available for researchers and the public.”

University of Georgia: Study shows Facebook groups aid breastfeeding support

University of Georgia: Study shows Facebook groups aid breastfeeding support. “Facebook could be the key to helping mothers overcome breastfeeding challenges. That’s according to a new study from the University of Georgia. Researchers found that mom-to-mom breastfeeding support groups on Facebook were a valued source of support specifically for African American mothers.”

Nieman Lab: Social media is distorting the representation of women in Africa. Here’s what can be done about it

Nieman Lab: Social media is distorting the representation of women in Africa. Here’s what can be done about it. “I conducted research into feminist ethics in the age of new media in Africa. I found that little has changed. The new media continues in the ways of the old conventional media — that is, it supports patriarchy and negative portrayal of women. Women still don’t have any agency in the way the mass media represents them. They become images of old, fixed ideas about femininity and masculinity. They serve dominant ideas about capitalism and consumerism. The media environment continues to keep women down.”

Motherboard: Google Employee Alleges Discrimination Against Pregnant Women in Viral Memo

Motherboard: Google Employee Alleges Discrimination Against Pregnant Women in Viral Memo. “A memo written by a Google employee that accuses the company of discriminating and retaliating against her for being pregnant has been seen by more than 10,000 employees at the internet giant, Motherboard has learned.”

Twitch: Twitch is okay with breastfeeding — but many viewers aren’t, and that’s a problem

The Next Web: Twitch is okay with breastfeeding — but many viewers aren’t, and that’s a problem. “A Twitch streamer apparently started a revolution when she began breastfeeding her child on stream. When a clip of her doing so was deleted, she protested to Twitch. Site support eventually revealed the issue was that no one had, up to now, actually set policy on breastfeeding — but they did decree that it’s allowed.”

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Research looks at how Snapchat filters affect self-image

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Research looks at how Snapchat filters affect self-image. “While observing heavy use of selfie apps such as Snapchat, graduate student Amy Niu found herself wondering about the effects that virtual makeovers have on college-age females. Apps such as Snapchat and others offer users photographic filters that change their look. In China, where Niu is originally from, apps similar to this are used even more heavily than they are in the United States.”

Australian Academy of Science: New database to boost the visibility of women in STEM

Australian Academy of Science: New database to boost the visibility of women in STEM. “Australian women in STEM will be more visible thanks to a new resource showcasing the depth of talent of those working in the field. STEM Women is an online directory of women in Australia working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).”