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Reply Guys, Sliding into the DMs, and the Intensification of Parasocial Relationships

Though the reply guy doesn’t mean any offense and doesn’t intend to cause harm, his mere presence can suffocate the women he’s always replying to. Read more »

Demanding JoJo Siwa’s Sexuality Is a Means to Control Young, Female Entertainers

“You either die young or live long enough to see Jojo Siwa become a TikTok lesbian.” Read more »

Worth of the Cool: The Cachet and Co-optation of Black Muslim Style

We run the internet, even if the rest of y’all aren’t aware of it.  Read more »

Sex Workers Have Always Known That Zoom Is Anti-sex. Now, the Public Knows Too.

As we move into a more permanent online existence, people should be paying more attention to issues of surveillance. Read more »

Glamour Shots: #HospitalGlam Pulls Back the Curtain on Disability and Beauty

Karolyn Gehrig is referring to both healthcare’s status as a luxury good, and the way traditional poses of illness are used to sell health and beauty back to us. Read more »

We Were Rooting for You: On the Changing Legacy of Tyra Banks

Banks has been around since the ’90s, but it has taken this long to reckon with her true legacy. Read more »

Very Online: Twitter Has United Freelance Writers and Fair-Pay Advocates

“People are reading more content, and there are more freelancers, but there are fewer editors and staffers, and less money.” Read more »

Not Your Crisis Daddy: Is Memeing Politicians Critique—or PR?

Memes stand apart in a range of political coverage that includes everything from established news reporting to satirical forums. Read more »

Lose Yourself: The Complex, Comforting Allure of Not Being Seen

What does it mean to be able to reject the gaze before it even happens? 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 »