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Feminist group slams Google Doodle for favoring dude-les
 
Tech Times  …“We like Google Doodles a lot, but we couldn’t help but notice that, like a lot of other places where we learn history, they felt a little…male. And white. So we did some research. From 2010-2013, Google celebrated 445 individuals in Doodles on its various homepages throughout the world. An overwhelming 357 of those people were men-and 275 of those men were white. 77 Doodles celebrated women-but only 19 celebrated women of color,” the feminist group stated.

SPARK Movement pointed out that no women of color were featured in any global Doodle until jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald was featured last year. In the three years of Google Doodle data they studied, only 17 percent of human Doodles honored women.

It also noticed the dominance of white people featured in about 91 percent of global doodles, these are doodles visible on all homepages of Google around the globe, and made up 74 percent of total Doodles that honored people from 2010 to 2013.

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