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Popaganda Episode: The Future of Privacy

  Who defines what “privacy” means these days? Big companies, mostly. This show explores how companies like Facebook and Google have shifted our expectations of privacy—and made us think less about government surveillance.  First, we discuss a talk by Julia Angwin in which she asks... Read more »

The Future of Sexting

When Professor Amy Adele Hasinoff’s new book landed on my desk, I took one look at the title and thought, “Yes!” Sexting Panic: Rethinking Criminalization, Privacy, and Consent ... Read more »

The Struggle to Get Revenge Porn Off the Internet

The site ThatsNotCool.com offers “callout cards” to send to people who cross your digital boundaries. Last week, England became the third country to enact a ... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Going Viral

  Internet culture gets derided and dismissed—especially by the out-of-touch people who run a lot of our mainstream media. How often have you heard the punchline of a joke turn out to be “Twitter” or “Youtube”? That gets old fast. Especially, since, in reality, activist media... Read more »

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 best kind of Saturday morning breakfast club.  Read more »

One in Four Young Female Internet Users is Stalked Online

We’ve been talking about online harassment a lot in the past few weeks and now a timely ... Read more »

Will Revenge Porn Laws Actually Stop Revenge Porn?

Jennifer Lawrence has spoken out against someone posting her personal photos online. Photo by Martin Eckert “I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body,” said ... Read more »

As Anita Sarkeesian Shows, Online Harassment Can Be a Life and Death Issue

There was a time when people had one answer to online harassment: “Don’t read the comments.” This week, it’s become painfully clear how harassment women endure online is not something we can fix by just ignoring it. Instead, in this era, online harassment can become a life... Read more »

Hate from Sexist Gamer Bros Can't Stop the Work of Feminist Gamers

According to widely circulated study from the Entertainment Software Association, women now outnumber teenage boys among the ranks of videogame players. That’s despite the fact that many best-selling... 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 »