The Sneaky Misogyny and Homophobia of #cutforbieber

[TRIGGER WARNING FOR SELF-INJURY]

For every awesome thing the Internet does, you can almost guarantee that ten truly horrific things will pop up to cancel your renewed faith in humanity. As much as the online world can be a haven for some, it can be a hell for others, as we’ve seen in numerous accounts of cyberbullying and the like. Currently, the #cutforbieber drama has my full attention, and not just because of my fascination with Internet culture or my interest in mental health. It’s because #cutforbieber speaks to me as a lesson in misogyny, homophobia, and the Internet. Read More The Sneaky Misogyny and Homophobia of #cutforbieber

It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Wide Web

I remember sending my first e-mail.  It was 1994, and I was looking at a black screen with green writing, using a text-based e-mail system called PINE.  Read More It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Wide Web