I have no problem answering this again but that you the heads up and I will definitely add it to our FAQ page ASAP.
Image descriptions are to make the page as accessible as possible. Image descriptions play a role in making sure that people with disabilities are able to process the picture (this could mean someone who is blind, someone with a processing disability, etc so many different types of disabilities) and can benefit from reading a non-bias description of the photo.
It also really is a class and economic issue in my opinion. People who are on older computers, using older software, or using public access computers, may benefit from having the description if the photo doesn’t load completely or they don’t have the time to let it load completely.
As an FYI to readers we appreciate when those who submit, tag their photos with the descriptive terms they prefer us to use (these terms are related to race, color, ethnicity, nationality, size, sexuality, orientation, gender, etc etc) , or they can write the description themselves if they’d like!
So upon request I’ve changed all image descriptors from last night identified as ‘Female’ to ‘Woman’. From here on out I’ll use that term instead! I’m terribly sorry for upsetting any of you, thanks for pointing out the problematic aspects of my usage of the term! If you find anything else of issue please let me know. - Paula
No specific reason. Why, would you prefer I change it?
If you are a woman, if you’re a person of colour, if you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, if you are a person of size, if you are a person of intelligence, if you are a person of integrity, then you are considered a minority in this world….
When you don’t have self-esteem you will hesitate before you do anything in your life … You will hesitate to defend yourself when you are discriminated against because of your race, your sexuality, your size, your gender. You will hesitate to vote, you will hesitate to dream.
For us to have self-esteem is truly an act of revolution and our revolution is long overdue.” —Margaret Cho (via fuckyeahfemmes)