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Net Neutrality is a Feminist Issue. Here's Why.

The concrete impact of what these decisions mean for our media landscape can feel abstract and remote. Read more »

On Social Media, Cubans Speak Up for Feminism and Racial Justice

A still from the video for Cuban rap group Krudas Cubensi’s song “Los Medios.”  When I came to the United States from Argentina in 2005, I lived in the South. I remember going to Goodwill and finding a... Read more »

What's Missing from Journalists' Tactic of Snagging Stories from Twitter? Respect.

Christine Fox does not consider herself a social justice advocate. Using the handle @steenfox, the 37-year-old uses Twitter for fun, she says, amassing thousands of followers while simply shooting the shit with her friends. On March... Read more »

If the Choice is Between “Toxic” Criticism and the Status Quo, I’ll Take Toxicity, Thanks

My own belief is that Twitter and other social media allow feminism to grow in crucial ways. These platforms do away with the gatekeepers of media, creating a platform where people whose voices are often left out of the discussion can be heard loud and clear. That discourse forces those... Read more »

An Epic Feminist Edit-a-Thon Takes Aim at Wikipedia's Gender Gap

A photo from multidisciplinary artist Krystal South’s internet-exploration project Identify Yourself. It’s well known that female artists are underrepresented in... Read more »

Chvrches' Lead Singer Speaks Out Against Fans' Online Misogyny

Scottish synthpop band Chvrches has become wildly popular in the last year. That popularity has a sad, dark side for lead singer Lauren Mayberry, who wrote a column in... Read more »

Ms Opinionated: The Guy Who Just Dumped Me Is Propositioning Porn Stars On Twitter

Welcome to the latest installment of Ms. Opinionated, in which readers have questions about the pesky day-to-day choices we all face, and I give advice about how to make ones that (hopefully) best reflect our shared commitment to feminist... Read more »

Facebook Versus The Activists

Clearly, Facebook has some kinks to work out. In the spring, it looked like things were looking up in terms of being able to have relevant conversations on Facebook when the social media... Read more »

The Trouble With Trolls

21-year-old Manchester man has been arrested for a crime every woman who writes online knows well: “malicious communication.” In this case, the man is suspected... Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: My Best Friend's Fiancé Is A Jerk To Me On Facebook

Welcome to the latest installment of Ms. Opinionated, in which readers have questions about the pesky day-to-day choices we all face, and I give advice about how to make ones that (hopefully) best reflect our shared commitment to feminist... 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 »