BY Olivia Harrison
on Jun 22, 2015
Google has taken a small step to help victims of revenge porn stop others from seeing their naked pictures on the Internet: On Friday, the company announced it will let victims of revenge porn ask for the removal of certain webpages from Google’s search results.
The Internet can be an amazing tool. With it, we have the ability communicate with people around the world, conduct groundbreaking research, or just look at pictures of sheep for an hour straight like I did this morning. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Aug 12, 2014
OK I’m sorry, but if you haven’t heard of Twitter’s new Woman Against Feminism (@NoToFeminism), you need to stop what you’re doing and open up a new internet tab, because damn if it’s not the funniest thing to hit the internet. Ever. I’m really serious.
We’re all familiar with the tumblr blog, Women Against Feminism, right? Good. Though all of these ladies have the right to their opinion and to share it, the internet hasn’t exactly responded with as much gung-ho anti-feminist chants as they may have expected. Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Jul 22, 2014
The very first photo EVER uploaded to the web has just surfaced, and it’s just as good as we always hoped. It’s a promotional shot for an all-female comedy group, Les Horribles Cernettes, based at the Nuclear Research center in Switzerland. Yeah, pretty random. The photo was posted 22 years ago by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the man who created the World Wide Web, according to The Guardian.
They continued to play shows until 2012, and were “known and loved by some 20,000 High Energy Physicists worldwide,” their official website boasts. Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Jun 04, 2014
We can all see how technology is changing our lives (for better or for worse—I’m looking at you, trolls), but for some reason the music world has been slow on the uptake; songs addressing technology are few and far between.
Erika M. Anderson, better known by her stage name EMA, is changing that with her new album The Future’s Void. Clash Music (clashmusic.com) has described her work as both “genre-busting” and “gnomic” (not sure what they meant with that one. But apparently her work is “of, pertaining to, or resembling a gnome. Read More
BY Claire Filipek
on Jun 03, 2014
Have you ever told a complete stranger one of your darkest secrets? What about creating typographic art out of a personal confession? If either of these interest you then you need to know about Anna Ladd’s photo series and the site 7 Cups of Tea.
Let me catch you up to speed. Last week I joined 7 Cups of Tea, which anonymously and securely connects real people in one-on-one chat sessions. You join as either an "active listener" or if you are the one who needs to do the talking. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on May 02, 2014
If you're ever wondering where awesome gifs like these come from, the answer is, as usual: a weirdly sexist internet video!!
If you thought the nineties was all Bjork and Julia Stiles, The Wifey is here to set you straight.
The gems are not purely visual, folks. Read More
In this week of Facebook lookbacks and overall viral nostalgia, it’s becoming clear that much of our public persona is expressed through the internet, whether we like it or not. So it reasons that we should have all the tools available to make our social media presence as true to ourselves as we wish. This is part of why Facebook’s announcement today is so meaningful: in addition to “Male” and “Female” settings, people who identify outside of the gender binary now have a “Custom” gender setting at their disposal. Read More
Even though it’s a site that now features the incredible number of over 3.5 million articles written in the English language, Wikipedia’s female writers only make up just 13% of the overall contributors. But this past weekend, the international Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon went down across the globe where around 600 participants in 31 venues collectively confronted the persistent issue of Wikipedia’s gendered bias.
The inclusion of women as contributors and subjects of the ever influential online encyclopedia is a total necessity. Read More
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. Read More
The artist Addie Wagenknecht is known for her critical examinations of internet culture. In the past, she has staged performance art pieces revealing the appeal of anonymity. She has created internet pages that refuse to load, revealing our urgent need for gratification through imagery. In Brussels’s recent Digital Now exhibit, she uses the internet and technology, tools that she admits are generally controlled by men, to create groundbreaking and sometimes unsettling portraits of modern womanhood. Read More