Tag Archives: Harassment

The UnSlut Project

Tweet“It gets better” for LGBTQ youth, but also for young women bullied and called “slut.” The recent suicides of Rehtaeh Parsons, Amanda Todd, Felicia Garcia, and others demonstrate the tragic hopelessness “slut shaming” can create for young girls. By encouraging women who have survived this type of bullying to share their stories and perspectives, The [...]
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Weekly Feminist GIF

TweetWHEN A WOMAN CALLS OUT SEXISM DURING A TECH CONFERENCE AND RECEIVES VIOLENT THREATS AND IS FIRED FROM HER JOB. Tweet
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Damsels in Distress: First installment of “Tropes vs Women in Video Games”

TweetAnita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency has posted the first installment of her “Tropes vs Women in Video Games” project. In this video, she explores the role, history, and forms of the damsel in distress in popular media from military recruitment ads to silent film to Donkey Kong. Most importantly, Sarkeesian talks about how women’s portrayal [...]
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Friday Feminist Fuck You: Hunter Moore

TweetThis is Hunter Moore. When he was broke and sitting on his parents’ couch in Sacramento, he founded the now-defunct site Is Anyone Up so he and his buddies could “post pictures of girls we were fucking at the time.” It grew to be an infamous “revenge porn” site where users submitted nude photos of their exes before [...]
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NYT fail: “Men invented the internet”

Tweet Grace Murray Hopper: American computer scientist and U.S. Navy officer, one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer and developed the first compiler for a computer programming language. Pic via Boing Boing. Xeni Jardin at Boing Boing has a great response to this weekend’s New York Times’ piece on Ellen Pao’s sexual discrimination lawsuit against the venture capital firm [...]
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