cultural appropriation
With so many popular, dynamic, and varied young female artists jumping at the chance to capitalize on cultures that are fundamentally not their own, it’s getting increasingly difficult to shrug this trend off.
#yesallblackpeople
And now for some reality: Yes, all black people experience racism.
the daily dot
"Is this you?!" wrote my friend Angie.
in

Aug 25, 2014 at 2:30pm | 217 comments

the daily dot
If we have to shame men into non-violence, the battle is already lost.
in

Sep 18, 2014 at 11:30am | 208 comments

domestic violence
People may agree that it’s never, under any circumstances, even remotely OK to assault a woman, “porn stars” are somehow exempt from this creed.
reddit
It’s 2014, after all. Men don’t just cheat on you and watch too much porn anymore.
the daily dot
I had a feeling that I wasn’t the only one who struggled with this.
the daily dot
Unless you’ve been interpreting the X-Men movies in the most literal way possible, you’ll know that the whole mutant thing is, you know, kind of a metaphor.
black milk clothing
To test this theory, I compared a pair of Black Milk’s leggings to an Amazon.com knockoff to see if you can really save by going with the generic, or if the brand-name quality at a higher price is worth it.
the daily dot
Traditional mass media has failed to depict sex work and the porn industry in a non-judgmental way.
the daily dot
The latest online service to discriminate against sex workers is payment processing giant PayPal, which one sex worker claims strong-armed the crowdfunding website Patreon into blocking all adult content.
elliot rodger
It’s time for straight white men to quit blaming women for their loneliness and to start finding solace in each other’s company.
the daily dot
What lies are people spreading around Facebook the most? There are at least a few almost everyone has seen.
in

Sep 17, 2014 at 11:30am | 76 comments

the daily dot
I saw the tweet last Sunday, while I was scrolling through my timeline right after I got out of the shower. I immediately screamed “WHAT" and sat on the bed in a towel for a good hour.
melissa mccarthy
People interested in social justice often have a way of fetishizing the causes we think we’re supporting in a way that furthers the problem.
anorexia
By starving, I was killing myself to be anything but the person I was.
the daily dot
You know things have gotten out of hand when actual Nazis start becoming grammar Nazis.
instagram
Just like Facebook, Instagram is too large and pervasive of a world to truly quit.
the daily dot
While a binary list of gender options on online social media and dating services poses a definite problem, I am less enthusiastic about the expansion of categories than some queer and allied activists.
the daily dot
Whenever they are released, Disney movies seem to reveal the particular prejudices of their time.
in

Sep 25, 2014 at 2:30pm | 39 comments

mental illness
There has been plenty of rhetoric about suicide being a “choice,” the implication being that it’s the wrong choice.
facebook
Now Facebook is that annoying guy who overexplains the joke.