Advertisers respond to Facebook campaign highlighting site-wide gender-based violence

Just days since a massive campaign was launched by a coalition of more than 40 groups and individuals, advertisers have already begun to act swiftly about seeing their ads adjacent to images depicting rape and violence against women on Facebook. Indeed, the response has inspired hope that the demands in the Open Letter to Facebook…

Coalition asks Facebook to take action about gender-based hate speech

*Trigger warning* Starting on May 21, a coalition of more than two dozen organizations — including Led by Women, Action & the Media, The Everyday Sexism Project, and author Soraya Chemaly — are calling on Facebook to end its complicit approval of memes and pages that promote violence against women and gender-based hate speech. As…

The heavy

Are you doing something that is triggering someone you know with an eating disorder? Take a second and think about that. What about in your online life? What do your updates on Facebook and twitter say to the world about weight, body image, working out, eating and other related issues? I started thinking about this…

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Some tidbits from the interwebs to ease you in on Monday morning: You know what helps me chase away a case of the Mondays? A 140-character tweet from my favorite green, vegan, hegemony-smashing friend on twitter FEMINIST HULK! Something else I enjoy reading? Bossypants by Tina Fey! I finished it over the weekend and it…