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Michelle Avenant's picture

If you can't beat them, mock them

Ahh, satire, that beautiful hybrid of comedy and cultural critique.

Years of well-meaning yet unsuccessful argument with gender-oppressive idiots on the internet has taught me that some people will just never see reason.

There is really very little comfort in this, except for the numerous tumblr and twitter feeds making fun of them.

Kayla Lidstone's picture

Make up transformations go viral

 A hilarious new Internet craze has started up - one which i won’t be participating in - the #MakeUpTransformation meme craze.

As if entire populations didn’t revolve around celebrities enough, let’s join a fad where we attempt to create humour out of “transforming” into celebrities through the simple use of makeup.

Michelle Avenant's picture

Prohibiting Privacy: why online activism isn't everything

Online media provide us with amazing ways of spreading the message and impact of a protest far beyond its original time frame and geographic boundaries. In doing so, they can easily undermine the safe space vital to many protests against sexual violence. This dawned on me at the Silent Protest last week.
 
What is the Silent Protest?
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Obama, the "pop culture" president

 It’s been almost six years since Barack Obama made history by being the first black person to be elected president of the United States.

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The “reality of war” or desensitisation of the public?

 Mainstream media have tended to tread carefully where pictures of war are concerned. There was almost a science to it- the ability to portray the terrible and horrific impact of war on families and society without showing actual dead bodies.

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