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Very Online: “Karen” Isn’t a Slur—It’s a Critique of Entitled White Womanhood

A Karen’s racism is inextricable from her white womanhood. Read more »

Playing through It: 9 Video Games for Anxious People (That Aren’t “Animal Crossing”)

I reached out to the people of Twitter to gauge the video games anxious people are playing. Read more »

Celebrity Pandemic Posts Have Us Wondering—Do We Need Famous People?

Celebrities are really leaning into saccharine nonsense. Read more »

Fake It Off: Reddit’s r/Illnessfakers Community and the Politics of Disbelief

The continued tracking of alleged over-the-top chronically ill influencers is part of an established cultural history of believing that chronically ill people, particularly women, are exaggerating or faking their illnesses for profit. Read more »

Very Online: All the Ways the Internet Is Pushing Hustle Culture during the Quarantine

Apparently, doing nothing is not allowed—even during an international pandemic. Read more »

The Inescapability of Social Media’s Sexual Violence Discourse

How can I navigate a media cycle that can cause flashbacks, panic attacks, and anxiety if I’m receiving push notifications about rape with no trigger warnings? Read more »

Very Online: Michael Bloomberg’s Campaign Tried to Make Capitalism “Cool”

Bloomberg set a dangerous precedent, creating yet another space where the wealthy can skirt social-media restrictions—and do so in a way that makes users who are Very Online cringe. Read more »

#GirlsLikeUs: Trans Feminist Advocacy and Community Building

Black trans women and their political frameworks have become the face not only of trans issues but of LGBT issues as a whole—a representation few could have imagined even a decade ago. Read more »

Very Online: Kaitlin Bennett Is the Latest Conservative White Woman to Build a Career on Outrage

Kaitlin Bennett has built a career via the digitization of white women’s tears. Read more »

A Moderate Proposal: Twitter’s Donald Trump Problem Is a Feature, Not a Bug

Moderation is an institutional problem, not a personal one. 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 »