NJ Legislator Who Sponsored Anti-swatting Bill Gets Swatted

Posted on Wed 15 April 2015 in Dispatches • Tagged with feminism, gamergate, news, politics • 1 min read

Swatting is the disturbing practice of calling in an anonymous police report in order to trigger a SWAT response to a person’s home. It’s been in the news more and more recently, with a number of prominent feminists in the tech industry being targeted in particular. In New …


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Sealioning Is Bad

Posted on Wed 15 April 2015 in Dispatches • Tagged with feminism, gamergate, privilege, racism • 1 min read

Tegiminis does a great job breaking down the issues behind sealioning in this article.

However, it’s easy to ask a question in bad faith using reasoned, good faith practices. Neutral phrasing does not always guarantee a question is asked in good faith. This is extremely obvious in documented sealioning …


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You Ain’t

Posted on Wed 15 April 2015 in Dispatches • Tagged with culture, feminism, identity, self esteem • 1 min read

Nika Harper’s recent post is gettig a lot of attention, as well it should.


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White Millennials Are a Failed Experiment in Color Blindness

Posted on Mon 06 April 2015 in Dispatches • Tagged with culture, feminism, politics, sexism • 2 min read

Interesting piece from PBS that makes a strong case that while Millennials have been raised to be more inclusive of diversity, the framework in which they’ve been instructed blinds them to the systemic racism present in our society.

For one, movements toward racial justice have always attracted a sliver …


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Quote: Kelly Sue DeConnick on Feminism in Her Writing

Posted on Sat 04 April 2015 in Dispatches • Tagged with culture, feminism, writing • 1 min read

I don’t actually set out to write political pamphlets. I’m always writing story first, and even before that I’m always writing character first – everything is born of character. But I think that I have some very strong feelings about some things; in particular, ideas of fairness and …


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