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Tag Archive: activism

Mar 09 2012

Not All Activism is Good Activism

I’ll be honest with you: whenever I see a social media campaign going viral, I get suspicious. It’s not because I think people are evil or stupid, or because I dislike popular things (although that is often the case). It’s because for anything to become popular, it must be simple, easy-to-understand, without nuance. The violence …

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Nov 29 2011

Won't Someone Please Think of the Sluts?

[Snark Warning] I was bemused recently by the reaction when I mentioned on my Tumblr–in the context of a larger conversation–that I’m proud of the fact that I’m not, for lack of a better term, “promiscuous.” I was promptly accused of “slut-shaming,” which, according to this blog, is constituted by the following: the idea of …

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