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Bad Revenue: When Creators Harass Queer People, YouTube Profits

While YouTube proudly displayed a rainbow logo as a symbolic performance of allyship, they doubled down on their decision to let homophobic harassment remain on the platform.

Consumer Retorts: Are Anti-Hauls the Antidote to YouTube’s Cult of Consumerism?

Swapping “whatever you are will never be enough” for “whatever you have will never be enough” is a lateral move at best. Read more »

Reclaiming Hysteria: Disability Advocates Have Embraced YouTube—But the Feeling Isn’t Mutual

Demonetization and algorithm bias can dramatically affect the income that disabled creators stand to make. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Tumblr Banning All NSFW Content

Tumblr’s CEO Jeff D’Onofrio released a statement yesterday confirming that the site will use automated tools to filter out “adult content.” Read more »

The Real Truth About YouTube’s Obsessive Purity Subculture

There’s something sickly comforting about believing that staying pure will give you power, about the idea that everything will be okay if you follow the rules. Read more »

Foundational Power: The Rise of Bangladeshi American Beauty Vloggers

Makeup can build, dismantle, assert, and help defy ideas of what “disciplined” bodies should look like. Read more »

Welcome To Tingletown: ASMR Is YouTube’s Most Controversial Secret Community

YouTube comments and Reddit threads about ASMRtists reveals an assortment of harassment, body snark, and slut shaming. Read more »