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Spiritual Currency: The Manifestation Grift Comes to Instagram

Manifestation influencers like to say that the only thing standing between a person and their dreams is mindset, but this principle only works for the select few who already hold the right cards.

Very Online: Is “Owning the Libs” is More Important than Telling the Truth?

Racist white politicians are learning that they don’t have to lie well. Read more »

Capturing Comfort in the Time of Instagram

Follow this heartwarming story about two people connecting over Instagram about their shared pain and their shared triumphs. Read more »

How Sex Educator YouTube Went from Guiding Light to Worrisome Shadow

In 2016, YouTube was a space to learn any and everything about sex; maybe, in 2020, it simply isn’t anymore. Read more »

Very Online: You Can’t Escape Death on TikTok

We’re still learning what to do with death, both online and off. Read more »

Meme and My Squad: The Teens Tagging their Way to Queer Utopia

Memes can offer familiarity, freedom, and levity in a world that, more often than not, flattens and invalidates queer experience. Read more »

Trolling in the Deep: Deepfakes Are the Latest Innovation in Online Shaming

The deepfake is a form of public shaming. Read more »

Cancel Check: “Cancel Culture,” Abolition, and the Meaning of Accountability

Why can’t we recognize “canceling” as a reckoning with power and justice? Read more »

Denouncing White Supremacy Must Be a Movement, Not a Trend

Reclamation isn’t for everything, and it’s not for everyone. Read more »

Teen Girls Shouldn’t Have to Fix Our Country

We shouldn’t be making demands of Claudia Conway, especially if they aren’t demands we’ve even made of ourselves. Read more »

Very Online: Biden Beauty and the Presidential Merch Wars

Biden Beauty feels to me like less of an investment in Biden himself than the result of a nagging uncertainty. Read more »

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Game Changer: Why Gaming Culture Allows Abuse... and How We Can Stop It

You're a Bolshevik feminist jewess that hates white people… and you expect to be taken seriously when you're “critique-ing” ...

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A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... Read more »