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Very Online: Wine Memes Are Taking over during Quarantine, and They’re Targeting Women

It’s not cute and relatable for a brand to keep pushing women toward alcohol during a pandemic.

Very Online: Twitter Has United Freelance Writers and Fair-Pay Advocates

“People are reading more content, and there are more freelancers, but there are fewer editors and staffers, and less money.” Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Very Online: Making Facial Recognition Easier Might Make Stalking Easier Too

 This technology is powerful and incredibly invasive. Read more »

Very Online: Influencers of Color Are Starting a Quiet Revolution about Pay Disparities

Brands are not being inclusive or diverse at all, and, when they are, they’re doing the bare minimum. Read more »

Very Online: What TikTok Reveals about Gen Z’s Impeachment Concerns

TikTok offers a unique space for young people to engage with each other and feel validated in their political opinions. Read more »

Very Online: “Kamala Is a Cop” Is More Than a Meme for Many Black Voters

What does it mean that “Kamala is a cop” is being called a meme as a means to dismiss it, especially considering that Black people drive much of meme culture? Read more »

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