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Fuck off, Cracker: White, Male Tears and the Debate We Should Be Having

Written with my friend, Rhi.

“I hate white/cis/male/straight people because they suck”. “Fuck off, Cracker”.

The first of those sentences is taken from the ‘About Me’ page of an internet social activist we came across the other day. 1,454 more words

Racism

KONY 2012

Dear Class,

Here is the video on KONY 2012 that went viral and here is Rosebell’s response to it. I greatly enjoyed our discussions around internet activism, doing something versus doing nothing at all, poverty and development,  and your varied views on “doing good”. 75 more words

Class Discussions

Internet Activism

On May 23, 2014, Elliot Rodger drove his black BMW onto the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara and with a gun in his hand, killed six people dead and wounded 14 others before committing suicide. 722 more words

DePaul Coursework

Online feminism is like a donation box

They’re the ones whose mundaneness we marvel at, and whose career decisions we jeer at. Celebrity culture has provided even the most insignificant of us the opportunity to assume roles moral superiority, and fashion critics. 552 more words

Humour

Women and Girl Power

I was born in the 80s and love the Spice Girls growing up. Yes, all about Girl Power.

Growing up, as a Hong Konger, women are taught to be powerful and stand up for themselves. 617 more words

Thoughts And Reflections

The Monday Meme: Give Quiche a Chance

(From Red Dwarf) If you have a funny image that would make a great edition of The Monday Meme, feel free to send it to my… 118 more words

Comedy

What you don’t know will hurt you: The Rhythm of the Algorithm

Have you ever noticed how on Facebook, some pages and friend posts slowly begin to disappear from your newsfeed?

According to progressive internet activist Eli Pariser, this is what is known as the ‘filter bubble’, a term he coined and a concept he later discussed in his book of the same name. 464 more words

George Orwell