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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 »

Let's Get Digital: The prejudices—and the potential—of gaming and erotic roleplaying

Illustrations by Amy Martin Ask any World of Warcraft player about “Goldshire” and you’ll likely hear more than a little embarrassed giggling. The small town just outside the human capital of Stormwind is a known hotbed of ERP—shorthand for erotic roleplaying—derided... Read more »

Trolls Don’t Just Want to be Rude—They Want Power Over Us

It’s easy to roll your eyes at trolling—to say “don’t read the comments” and dismiss trolls as just a bunch of haters. But let’s talk about trolling for what it really is: disruptive behavior that seeks reinforce power over marginalized communities.  The power issues that motivate trolling... Read more »

Even the FCC Says it Moved "Too Fast to Be Fair" on Net Neutrality

Over 100 people turned out to the Federal Communications Commission office in Washington, DC today to tell the agency one message: “Keep our internet free.”  Read more »

Nearly Three Hundred Girls Were Kidnapped in Nigeria. So Why Isn't It Front Page News?

Three weeks ago, roughly 276 girls were kidnapped from a school in Northeastern Nigeria. The girls’ parents are devastated, the Nigerian government seems unable to track down the girls, and the leader... Read more »

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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 »

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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