For many young feminists, the “selfie” has been claimed as a fulfilling expressive medium that lends itself to self-actualization and confidence. The artist Lindsay Bottos explains, “The act of women taking selfies is inherently feminist, especially in a society that tries so hard to tell women that our bodies are projects to be worked on […] Selfies are like a ‘fuck you’ to all of that.” And maybe she’s ... Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Mar 29, 2013
While Steubenville showed the world the dark undercurrent of social media websites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, it's not the first recorded case of cyber bullying, and it certainly won't be the last. In fact, Internet victim bullying and hateful twitter campaigns seem to be the new normal, as evidenced by the sexual assault case currently unfolding in Torrington, Connecticut. The case surrounds two 18-year-old football players (and one unidentified ... Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Jan 07, 2013
This past year has been absolutely chock full of cringe-worthy soundbites and disheartening stories about rape around the world. From the ubiquitous mishandling (and biological misunderstanding) of the subject by politicians in the 2012 election, to recent horrific events in the US and abroad, it seems that we can’t escape from the heart-breaking regularity of sexual assault around the world.
Of late, two high-profile news stories involving rape ... Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Jul 03, 2012
As with Jordan Catalano’s group, "The Frozen Embryos" on the 90s TV show, My So-Called Life, band names don’t necessarily have to make sense. Especially when you’re a teenager-- they’re just another way to express bottled-up angst.
Although I could stare at pictures of early Mick Jagger all day, I'm less excited by band members than by the bands' names themselves. I just love coming up with names for fictional bands that will likely ... Read More
on Mar 17, 2011
Meet Kayla: an Internet hacker from Anonymous. Is her name really Kayla? Is she even a teen girl? I don’t know and probably never will. Either way, I think it's pretty bad ass seeing what she has done in defense of Wikileaks, an organization that publishes private, top-secret, classified media from unknown sources.
Anonymous has brought down the websites of MasterCard and Paypal, fighting against censorship and “copywrong.” ... Read More