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There's a Hack for That: Breaking down the epistemology of a technocult

The hacker ethos tweaks, exploits, or even subverts the system, but it does nothing to change it.   Read more »

This Ombud’s For You: What the End of the NYT’s Public Editor Means

Right now seems like an especially weird time to get rid of a first-line advocate for media transparency. Read more »

Clinton Derangement Syndrome: The Clicks That Keep on Giving

Why can’t we accept that women whom we believe are unlikable for “legitimate” reasons are also subjected to misogyny? Read more »

The Truth Will Not Be Circulated: Fake News and Incarcerated Parents

Fake news succeeds because it disempowers readers by expecting them to believe everything they see, to react to headlines and share articles without ever having read them. Read more »

Pressure Makes Perfect: Donna Freitas Examines the Friction Between Public Identity and Personal Authenticity with Mixed Results

Frietas hits all the hot topics of the day—selfies, sexting, bullying, love-hate relationships with smartphones—but seems to be writing for an audience of technology estranged adults. Read more »

Ones to Watch: 5 African Webseries Created by Black Feminists

Young Black South African creators are dipping into our histories, cultures, and languages to tell new stories that connect us to each other in exciting and innovative ways. Read more »

Tuning In : How a New Generation is Schooling Itself on Sexuality

In a society where the quality of sex education in schools is hodgepodge at best and shifts depending on political whims, YouTube is a dynamic, democratic space for discussions of gender and sexuality.   Read more »

New Music Monday: Miss Geo

Boston techno trio Miss Geo makes a strong case for the argument that new technologies actually mean new and different ways to connect.  Read more »

One Angry Man: Amy Schumer's Kurt Metzger Problem

Schumer can hang out with Metzger on her own time, but if we want to watch her show without abetting rape culture, Schumer needs to provide us with a show that doesn’t have Kurt Metzger in it. Read more »

Trolls Target Leslie Jones of "Ghostbusters" With Racist Abuse

Why won’t Twitter do more to protect their users from harassment?  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 »