Tag Archives: online harassment

Our Days of Rage: What #CancelColbert reveals about women/of color and controversial speech

TweetContent Warning: This article uses screenshots of extremely bigoted tweets to illustrate what it describes; thanks goes out to Twitter user @jennybaquing for screen-capping them, and John Weeks for Storifying them. By now, online conflagrations seem to burn with an all too familiar cadence. The rhythms of cyber-fire rise and fall in predictable waves of [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Women and leadership: “Too often mentors coach women on confidence and personality rather than business and financial ability.” “When do I finally get to belong? On being both native and queer enough.” Once again, Ta-Nehesi Coates inspires: “Here is the machinery of racism—the privilege of being oblivious to questions, of never having to grapple [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet Jos on HuffPost Live talking about Skyler White and “complex female roles.” Legally married gay couples aren’t eligible for veterans benefits, says the VA. What. The. Fuck. Solidarity is for Miley. Campus activists! Apply for a SAFER policy training. Stopping the drug war isn’t enough to end mass incarceration. The queer afterlife of Whitney [...]
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Guy texts unsolicited dick pic, woman sends it to his mother, wins

TweetTrevor, who is really good at flirting, likes to get women’s attention by flashing them: The woman Trevor texted this time was not having it, though. Trevor doesn’t see the big deal, and starts insulting this woman he’s apparently trying to hit on. The conclusion of their conversation is after the jump – for the [...]
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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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