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Six points on the #blacklivesmatter movement

  1. If you have been using hashtags like #alllivesmatter and #bluelivesmatter recently, you are being stupid.
  2. If you think that my point number 1 above means I believe that all lives don’t matter or that blue lives don’t matter, you are being stupid.
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US Politics

Overwhelming support among Irish Twitter community for #TwoWomenTravel #RepealThe8th

Of course there was dissent from the likes of Cora Sherlock, John McGuirk, The Bopps, all the usual sources.  If it were possible to disassociate yourself with the seriousness of the subject matter you could almost find it amusing to track their tweets throughout the day as they cleared their respective schedules to dream up multiple different ways to spew their misdirection and stubbornness. 378 more words

Irish Politics

Movements Beyond the Hashtag

As social media use has risen in popularity, our private spheres (private life, life offline and out of the media) begin to translate into the public sphere. 528 more words

Movements Beyond The Hashtag

Why rape culture in India is as much YOUR fault as the rapist's

This is not the first or the last time that anything other than the rapist will be held responsible for Indian women getting raped.  A swami something or the other is ‘trending’ on Facebook for mouthing asinine stuff like women are getting raped because of worshipping Shani. 984 more words

Indian Women

Dante's Inferno and Social Media Activism

Baruch student Austin Fisher explains the negative consequences of activism strictly performed over the internet via social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter, as well as using the classical work of 13th century Italian poet Dante Alighieri to further emphasize the importance of true activism. 73 more words