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Scientific diagram of a crown ether.
Issue 37 by Lauren Chief Elk-Young Bear & Shanley Kane on May 27th, 2016
The anti-online harassment movement is already replicating many of the shortcomings, failures, erroneous assumptions and faulty strategies of the larger violence against women movement.
A ceiling light glowing in a dark room.
Issue 32 by Shanley Kane on February 4th, 2016
We never interrogate exactly what we have become aware of, or what it’s all been for.
Surgical cross-section of a brain with labeled parts.
Issue 28 by Melissa King on October 14th, 2015
Anti-content control rhetoric supplants widely-available psychological and sociological facts for misinformed opinions that are not only insufficient for helping others manage their own mental state, but offer wholly inadequate solutions for online abuse.
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Issue 27 by Julie Ann Horvath on September 15th, 2015
"It’s easy to feel like the tech culture is just normal and how the industry is or should be. And that’s the moment of maturity - going from 'oh, this is how it is' to feeling like no, this is wrong and this isn’t how it should be."
Image from NYC Rise Up and #ShutItDown for Baltimore protest in Union Square, New York, with a large banner reading Black Lives Matter, a number of people gathered around it holding posters and listening to a speaker.
Issue 23 by Ebele Mogo on July 2nd, 2015
Seven principles that past movements have taught me on sustaining change today, drawing especially from the civil rights movement.
A continuation of the previous photo: the same model and angle, but now the flower petals completely cover her shoulders and face, leaving only her short hair exposed against a blue background.
Issue 22 by Riley H on June 9th, 2015
The punishment for stepping out of line can be anywhere from regular harassment to doxxing, and as Black femmes are hypervisible but ultimately powerless, they are regularly crushed in such attacks.
Small cartoon of a little bird.
Issue 21 by Stephanie Morillo on May 21st, 2015
Social justice activism is one of the most empowering ways to create change in our industry.
A Super post by the author reading "The worst is when white gun enthusiasts talk to me about police murdering blacks." The text is superimposed over the names and photos of black people murdered by police.
Issue 21 by Aja Barber on May 20th, 2015
While today Twitter is one of the biggest platforms for social justice organization online, it’s important that these movements can spread on emerging platforms as well.
Image of shattered glass.
Issue 21 by Lily Bolourian on May 18th, 2015
Beauty is a litmus test for white supremacy: the closer your ability to pass as white, the better your chance of being deemed beautiful, and the further your chances from being killed.