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Knowing Deah, Yusor and Razan

February 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

If you are anything like me, you abandoned all hope of any other work yesterday that didn’t involve closely following the reporting and commentary on the Chapel Hill shootings of Deah, Razan, and Yusor. Since the man who murdered these young people was an atheist and I am too, I was paying special attention to my community’s response. That’s ...

What Happened this Week: Friday Links

October 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Curious about what’s been happening on the web this week? Here’s your round-up of events, issues, and news of the day: Felicia Day spoke out about #GamerGate and was promptly doxxed, just as she feared. How well does Hollywood deal with and portray mental illness, pretty poorly, as it happens. Despite the fact that people with mental illness ...

No end in sight to harassment and terrorization of women

October 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s never surprising when women are harassed and threatened online, it’s an everyday reality for almost every woman with a high profile online to receive daily hate mail with threats of rape, dismemberment, and murder, along with the requisite gendered slurs. Numerous think pieces have been written on this issue, detailing the way women are ...