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Critical on-line harassment occurs far more than you could suppose

A new survey indicates that social media is an even stinkier cesspool than we previously thought. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released the results of a survey Wednesday that found that over half of all Americans had experienced harassment online, and one in three Americans had experienced “severe” online harassment. The ADL defines severe harassment as...CONTINUE READING
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Deadmau5 will get banned from Twitch for the use of homophobic slur

We have to stop saying these words. The DJ/streamer Deadmau5 was banned from Twitch for using a homophobic slur on Tuesday. In response to being banned for violating Twitch’s rules against hate speech, the 38-year-old deleted his Twitch account, esports insider Rod Breslau reported. SEE ALSO: ‘Metro Exodus’ muddies up its formula with an empty...CONTINUE READING
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Twitter rages at a highschool referee who compelled a wrestler to bring to a halt his dreads

A high school wrestler from New Jersey, facing the threat of a forfeit, had his dreadlocks cut at a wrestling meet on Wednesday, sparking outrage across the internet against the white referee that gave him the ultimatum. A video of 120-pound Beuna Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson getting his hair cut was posted to...CONTINUE READING
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Victoria’s Secret shouldn’t dictate what ‘sexy’ is if transgender models don’t fit its ‘fantasy’

Another day, another non-apology from a man. Victoria’s Secret issued a message on behalf of its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Ed Razek, clarifying statements that Razek made in Vogue about why the lingerie brand hasn’t cast trans models in its tentpole fashion shows.  SEE ALSO: Victoria’s Secret announced its list of ‘What Is Sexy’ and...CONTINUE READING
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‘Will and Grace’ takes on the not-so-innocent bystanders in #MeToo episode

In December of last year, two months after the Harvey Weinstein exposé, Matt Damon made the point that “one thing that’s not being talked about is there are a whole s—load of guys […] who don’t do this kind of thing and whose lives aren’t going to be affected.” His comments were swiftly derided, because...CONTINUE READING
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As other offices storm the streets, Google’s LA protest is quiet and sequestered

Is it really a walk out if you barely… walk out? Google offices around the world protested sexual harassment and workplace discrimination at the company on Thursday. But in Los Angeles — a center of the #MeToo movement, thanks to Hollywood — Googlers staged a more staid, internal affair than the rabble-rousing actions of their...CONTINUE READING
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Please understand: Conservative Judaism is not the same as political conservatism

In Pittsburgh on Saturday, a gunman opened fire at the city’s Tree of Life synagogue. At least 12 people were shot and at least four people killed at the Conservative congregation. As news began to spread of a shooting at the “conservative” house of worship, commentators on Twitter noted the difference between Conservative Judaism as...CONTINUE READING
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‘Distracted boyfriend’ meme is sexist, says Swedish advertising watchdog

How did anyone ever express themselves before the “distracted boyfriend” meme — the internet‘s favourite way to convey disloyalty, longing, disapproval, and jealousy all at once? Now, advertising agencies in Sweden will have to think of a way — or at least think twice before they employ the meme of the year. The Swedish advertising...CONTINUE READING
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Grindr aims to stamp out discrimination on its platform with ‘Kindr’ initiative

Grindr has long had a problem with discrimination. It’s evidenced by profiles which are openly racist, with terms like “Black=block,” “no gaysians” or “no chocolate or rice” that are written in these bios. SEE ALSO: Bumble launches digital snooze button that lets you take a mental health break Now the gay dating app is looking...CONTINUE READING
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and the immense pressure to feel seen

Recently, the LA Times asked me to name the first time I saw myself represented onscreen. The answer I gave the interviewer was long and winding and delved into the many different ways I have and haven’t seen myself at the movies – demographically, relationally, emotionally. By the time it got to print, though, it...CONTINUE READING
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