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Ex-NFL player pleads guilty to posting "revenge porn"

Former New York Jets linebacker Jermaine Cunningham, 26, pleaded guilty on Thursday to posting sexually revealing images of his then-girlfriend on social media last December. Cunningham posted photos depicting the woman’s inner thigh, groin and buttocks on Instagram without her permission — and then tagged her in the posts. 109 more words

Human And Civil Rights

In San Francisco, topless women protest police brutality against black women

The baring of breasts is historically an act of mourning, grief or protest. #SayHerName encapsulates this perfectly. http://t.co/vgKMI8cbWT
iamsuede™ (@iamsuede) May 21, 2015

Topless demonstrators shut down a busy downtown San Francisco street on Thursday during rush hour to protest police brutality against unarmed black women.

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Human And Civil Rights

Ugandan pop star to go on trial for racy music video

Jemimah Kansiime, a Ugandan pop star known as “Panadol Wa Basajja” (“Medicine to Men”), is the first person in Uganda to be prosecuted for violating the country’s strict anti-pornography act, over a music video deemed too pornographic. 179 more words

Human And Civil Rights

Facebook leaves domestic violence survivors exposed

Facebook is the only major social media site that won’t let users identify themselves with a pseudonym and forces users to an ‘authentic’ name instead. When users don’t comply with the “real-name” policy, their accounts can be suspended, and only reinstated when they give “acceptable proof of identity” (a photocopy of a driver’s license, for example). 123 more words

Human And Civil Rights

Othering Among Otherkin

Othering Among Otherkin: The Discursive Negotiation of the Face-Threat of Exclusionary Othering in a Demarginalizing Internet Community

by Melanie Getzler 

MA Thesis—Indiana University


"Gratuitous" rape scene in "Game of Thrones" triggers outrage from many, including a senator

“OK, I’m done with Game of Thrones. Water Garden, stupid. Gratuitous rape scene disgusting and unacceptable. It was a rocky ride that just ended,” U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri… 100 more words

Arts And Culture

5 Truths Behind Recruitment Agencies

‘Talent acquisition specialists’ they call themselves these days. Recruitment – It’s a funny business. Most of us have experienced the process of posting our CVs to these staffing agencies – like the ones who have actually approached us directly and requested the CV in the first place – and then promptly never respond. 413 more words

Internet Culture