FeminismPolitics

How to Guide for Criticizing Conservative Women Without Being a Sexist Asshole

Two years ago I wrote a piece arguing that threatening women with rape or violence and using gendered slurs to smear them was not ok to do even when the …

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FeaturedFeminism

Peeple: Harassment is Destiny?

The controversial “Yelp for People” app, Peeple, has launched today for iOS users (their site touts a nauseatingly sanguine “Character is Destiny” tagline). For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, here is the …

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Experience Life magazine cover with Vani Hari
Feminism

Fun Fact! Even Awful Women Don’t Deserve Rape Threats

TW for sexist slurs and threats of gender violence. Recently, the online discussion over the harassment of women has become a hot topic. We’ve dealt with our share of harassment here …

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ActivismEventsFeaturedFeminismSkepticism

Online Harassers Prove My Point Yet Again

This post and the video within contains NSFW language and discussion of online harassment and rape and death threats. Because of course it does! Can you even believe it? I …

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ActivismFeminismRandom Asides

Ask Surly Amy: How To Help Fight Sexism On The Internet

It’s been a while and things have been wild but I’m bringing back my Ask Surly Amy series because I have opinions and advice and I can not contain these …

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Sexual Assault Awareness, an interview with Red My Lips Founder, Danielle Tansino

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. And all month I will be participating in Red My Lips, a campaign against sexual violence. I learned about the campaign just a couple …

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CoC Pledge
Skepticism

#CoCPledge – A Way Forward?

The #CoCpledge is a simple idea – pledge not to speak at conferences that don’t have a code of conduct established – that seems like a great step toward more …

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Inga, the bot who helps you to create an OkCupid profile
Feminism

The Trouble with Fake Dating Profiles

Note: For the purposes of this post, heterosexuality is the premise. Things on dating sites are different (i.e. often better) for women seeking women. Men seeking men are often subjected …

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