Not since the chastity belt has there been so much interest in apps and gadgets designed to prevent sexual violence. But do they work, and what do they say about us? This article originally appeared in Undark and you can read the full article on their website.
The Triggering is/was a movement to “trigger” people on social media (specifically social justice warriors) by posting upsetting content. It was dreamed up Lauren Souther, inspired by a South Park episode. You can read more in Charles Pulliam-Moore’s piece on Fusion. Unsurprisingly, people who participated mostly did not understand what trigger warnings are for. In … [Read more…]
If you’d asked me a year ago whether or not I would vote for Hillary Clinton because she was a woman, I would have said no. I didn’t vote for her in 2008. It’s not that I thought she was a bad candidate, it was that I thought Obama was better. And, a year ago, … [Read more…]
I read this article in the Guardian a few days ago but it has taken me awhile to put my finger on exactly why it bothered me so much. The woman in question tolerates her husband cheating on her for 35 years, including fucking her best friend in their child’s bedroom on the day of … [Read more…]
Beyonce tried to break the internet yesterday by releasing her new song Formation with its accompanying video. The song is a complete earworm, the video is stunning and, what has gotten people talking the most, is the both overt and subtle messaging in the lyrics and the video. Much has been written about it and … [Read more…]