Mercifully, there wasn’t a lot of news this week, though Reddit continues to be terrible and Pat Robertson proved once again what a moron he is. However, I’ve got a ton of good posts from elsewhere on the internet for y’all to read, on topics ranging from Gisele Bündchen’s breastfeeding controversy to progressives who still have misogynist attitudes. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny
Thanks to the lovely Sara Habein for helping me while I trotted the globe for two weeks. Let’s see what’s up, shall we?
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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
This week’s gentleman is a nerdy-lawyer-type living in Our Nation’s Capital. My first (sober) conversation with him was about poetry, literature, and law. Read More 7 Questions For A Witty Gentleman, Subject K: Professor Nerdasaurus