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From Tumblr To Twitter: The Increasing Dangers of Stan Culture

In stan culture, the anonymity on social media collide with celebrity worship, spawning a toxic environment that rewards obsessive and violent behaviour. “Halsey Is Very Sorry for Accidentally Calling for Another 9/11” is a headline that I never would have imagined reading in 2020. In yet another entry in the Celebrities Can’t Take Criticism canon,...

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All Black Art Deserves Valid Critique

The act of thinking about Black art and its meaning in a larger cultural context is equally as important as the final creation. By Stephanie Smith-Strickland Over the last two years we’ve seen films like Black Panther — Ryan Coogler’s triumphant diaspora-spanning addition to the Marvel pantheon — and Get Out, Jordan Peele’s darkly comedic...

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#TweetYourHustle Brings Visibility and Praise For Some ‘Hustlers’ — But Not Sex Workers

The ‘Hustlers’ Twitter campaign should have been an opportunity to share the hustle of actual sex workers, but they found themselves marginalized yet again. This essay contains discussions of sexual violence, whorephobia/anti-sex work sentiment, and mentions r/pe By Adrie Rose Hustlers has potential. It’s foolish to pretend otherwise when the film has grossed more than...

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Nothing About Being Black is Easy, Including Our Hair Care.

Black people are allowed to be honest about our struggle with natural hair. Twitter is an interesting place. There are always arguments and debates happening, many of them inconsequential to my existence. But this week, I was stunned by a Twitter argument about natural hair that might seem small to most, but feels incredibly significant...

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From Sabrina Claudio to Selena Gomez, Non-Black Latinxs Uphold White Supremacy

Why do so many non-Black Latinx artists still make space for white supremacy? By Ruby Mora Singer Sabrina Claudio was recently outed on Twitter for writing anti-Black tweets and frequently using the n-word. The discovery was made by another Twitter user who came across a currently-deleted Twitter account which turned out to be Claudio’s from...

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How Using Memes Helped Me Deal With Depression

Memes are a valid form of expression and they can help us articulate the difficult, and often stigmatized, effects of depression. By Han Angus Memes in 2017 are a form of communication. We laugh with memes, we cry with memes and we express our annoyance with memes. I have over 500 of them saved on my...

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Why Social Media Sites Soft-Banning Sex Workers Matters

Sex workers are already criminalized, and these vague, underhanded policies are usually just the beginning. Last week there was yet another uproar about a social media site updating its ad policy — this time it was Twitter and not too long ago, Patreon did something similar. Many vanilla (non-sex worker) Twitter users response was to make...