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Dec 21 2013

Go to JustineSacco.com

This… Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white! — Justine Sacco Tweet (@JustineSacco) December 20, 2013 …led to someone taking time to not send threats to Ms Sacco or merely complain to their friends about how nasty racists are (who would disagree?) and do this: http://justinesacco.com/ Using attention, current focus and …

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Dec 20 2013

Watch the video of talks from Free Society Institute’s conference “Thinking Things Through”

Some time back, some of the most thoughtful, eloquent people from South Africa joined forces, in some kind of Avengers move, to discuss and combat “[o]bstacles to a free society [such as] oppressive or irrational legislation, moral confusions, bigotry and prejudice, and misconceptions about science and secularism.” This was the Free Society Institute‘s conference titled …

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Dec 20 2013

I just unpublished an article: Here’s why (UPDATED)

I made what I thought were legitimate criticisms of Holly Baxter’s piece, premised on criticisms with her points in her piece for the Guardian on crowdfunding. I spent a long time writing it and trying to be careful, since I’m aware she is currently facing much unnecessary, unwanted and unwarranted digital hate. I’ve decided, despite …

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Dec 13 2013

I have a comment policy

This is the saddest thing I’ve ever had to waste time writing. Find it here and please note I’ll be trying to stick to it as much as possible. This is about not only trying to create a safe and pleasant and thoughtful space for me, but also for my readers.

Nov 03 2013

Engagement rings are bullshit

Engagement rings are bullshit. My latest for the Guardian was a lighter piece – that actually ties into more deeper elements of my hatred for most things romance – on this. The comment section is a pleasant (/sarcasm) space of people questioning the usual, irrelevant details of me: Do I really get paid to write …

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Jun 17 2013

Dear Internet Commenter Vol #01

On my post calling for those involved in video games to let me know about any experiences of sexism, I received some comments that appear to be off-topic and just plain strange. Consider this one. A few thoughts on this kind of internet comment.

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May 20 2013

So it begins

For some unknown reason, I got an email and now find myself here. It’s like a Twilight Zone episode, so I’m still a bit disorientated and giving one of the worst performances of my life. Seriously, there’s something on the wing! Oh that’s my name. In fact, that name on the right isn’t a misspelling …

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