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A Dating App for Verified Twitter Users – What Could Go Wrong?

Private. Safe. Exclusive. That’s how tech company Loveflutter is selling their Blue app, which they describe as, “A premium version of Loveflutter exclusive to Twitter’s blue tick verified community. Swipe discreetly and know who you’re matching with is interesting and real.” The blue tick refers to the blue checkmark (or tick) that appears on the … Continued

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What American Feminists Could Learn from the UK’s Misguided Effort to Stop ‘Gender Stereotyping’ in Advertising

Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini once said, “Censorship is advertising paid by the government.” In an ironic twist, one government has now taken to censoring—you guessed it—actual advertising. I’m not talking about requiring ads to meet basic standards for decency by not showing lewd images or crude language, but demanding that they conform to current sensibilities … Continued

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Strippers, Drag Queens, Sex Ed: Just Your Average Day at the Public Library

There is some weird stuff going on in the most unlikely of places—public libraries. I wrote previously about the trend of drag queens hosting children’s story hour in libraries, and that trend hasn’t slowed down. Meanwhile, in Lexington Park, Maryland, a former pole dancer taught a “sex workshop” for teens that parents were strictly forbidden … Continued

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Why Activists Should Think Before They Tweet

It probably won’t surprise you to hear that there are social justice feminists waging battles against slights that don’t actually exist. It might surprise you, however, to discover that people are actually pushing back against such ridiculousness. It all started last week, when Katie Hinde (known on twitter as @mammals_suck, a nod to her day … Continued

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Don’t Upstage the Bride and Groom at their Own Wedding

In Jane Austen’s Emma, the title character attends a wedding and notices that the vicar, “when he was joining their hands to-day, he looked so very much as if he would like to have the same kind office done for him!” The reader will find out that he already knows whom he’d like to marry, … Continued

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What Liberal Students Could Learn from Conservatives: Politeness

It’s college graduation season, when students put childhood behind them and commence their adult lives, the lives for which college was supposed to prepare them. As we know, however, college is increasingly infantilizing students, insulating them from other viewpoints and making them less prepared to take on adulthood, at least on many liberal campuses. Conservative … Continued

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