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Hashtags for Social Media Activism: Fruitful or Futile?

#MeToo.

With these two words, victims of sexual assault and harassment have boldly taken to social media to share their stories and struggles. From A-list celebrities to friends and family, social media platforms have become inundated with these posts, which is exactly what Alyssa Milano wanted. 430 more words

Rights, Responsibilities, & Your Freedom of Speech

Freedom of speech is an integral part of our First Amendment, but what does it actually mean? How many of us understand this freedom correctly? How many of us exercise this right in an effective way? 680 more words
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Armchair Activism: The Power of the 'Share' Button

Slacktivism has become our society’s new social norm in recent years and Saturday Night Live sheds light on this passive form of activism in their hilarious (but relatable) music video entitled, “Thank You, Scott”.

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The Rise of 140 Character Activists

In today’s world, technology has made it easier than ever to get involved with social justice issues. For myself, most of the information I know concerning conversations around racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. 322 more words

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Suspicious Sambar – A thriller analysis

The world is marching towards the Doom’s day; all the scientists are under the gun to find THE SOLUTION for the deadly disease. As like in Sci-Fi movies, all big brains from highly sophisticated labs across the globe are baffling and battling to address the issue. 884 more words

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How clicktivism and hashtag activism is destroying social activism

We have all heard of #BlackLivesMatter, #ALSIceBucketChallenge, and the #NODAPL movement; but how effective can hashtag activism really be?

Hashtag activism is a term that started appearing during the Occupy Wall Street Movement. 585 more words

What if Goliath was White?

This post finally answers the question, “What do you get when an English major watches a TED talk on David and Goliath?” The answer: a connection between one of the most famous bible stories, Nazi’s in Charlottesville, and social media. 779 more words