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  1. Large-Scale Hack Lands Stolen Nude Photos Of Jennifer Lawrence & Other Celebrities Online

    The internet is a cesspool, but at least we'll always have cat videos.

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  2. An Illustrated Guide to Issues of Harassment, Representation, And Media Criticism

    Trolls get banned, JSYK.

    I wish this didn’t have to be said again. I know many people have spoken about this, written about this, and yet the issue keeps coming back again and again.

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  3. [UPDATED] A Disheartening Account Of The Harassment Going On In Gaming Right Now (And How Adam Baldwin Is Involved)

    AKA, an actual depression quest.

    This month has been terrible in every concieveable sense of the word, in some part due to the rapidly escalating harassment of prominent feminists in gaming. Every time you think it's at its peak and things might start to cool down, jerks on the Internet ensure that it all ramps right back up again, to the point where we weren't sure how to cover the story because we didn't even know where to start. In case you haven't been following, here's what's been going on.

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  4. New York Comic Con Has Asked Us To Help Draft Their Harassment Policy!

    We are very excited to announce today that ReedPOP, the folks behind New York Comic Con and several other fan conventions, have asked us for help with their harassment policy. We'd like to take it one step further and ask for YOUR input as well. Find out how you can help!

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  5. Things We Saw Today: Women Remedy the Lack of Lesbian Emojis by Creating Their Own

    It is the right of all people to communicate with tiny pictures.

    Emojis have a representation problem, so the lesbianemojis Tumblr (by Katie Streeter & Kim Linn) has stepped in to fix it. Take a look at the rest of their work on the Tumblr and then maybe show your support by buying some prints!

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  6. Twitter Vows to Improve Anti-Harassment Policies After Trolls Go After Zelda Williams

    ABOUT. DANG. TIME.

    A lot of us got disgusted with the state of humanity yesterday after it came out that Robin Williams' daughter was bullied off social media in the wake of her father's death, in part by two scum-of-the-Earth trolls who sent her photoshopped pictures of her father's body. In the wake of such epic shitbaggery, Twitter has vowed to improve their anti-harassment policies, which have needed an overhaul for, well, years. I'm going to try real hard not to be cynical about this, you guys.

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  7. Gawker Reintroduces Pending Comment System on Jezebel To Address Onslaught of Harrassment

    Last week, Jezebel published a lengthy open letter about their recent battles with anonymous trolls who were empowered by the site's Kinja comment system to leave upsetting images of violent pornography on posts, and parent company Gawker Media's refusal to take the matter seriously. Today, the site announced that their pleas have finally been addressed.

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  8. Robin Williams’ Daughter Quits Social Media After Trolls Harass Her About Her Father’s Death

    A world of WTF.

    Faith in humanity: destroyed.

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  9. Is Dealing With Vicious Internet Trolls ‘Just Part of the Job’ For Women In Online Media?

    For all the times I've complained about the terrible internet comments I have to deal with on a daily basis, there's always one person who says "Just don't read the comments." To which I reply: "IT'S MY JOB!" But is it? A new piece on Jezebel highlights the serious issue of online harassment for those specifically working in online media, and Gawker's unwillingness to do anything about it.

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  10. The “Smile B****” Training Camp”: Never Ruin A Man’s Day With Your Sad Face Again! [Video]

    This.

    I suspect that for many of our readers (I'm tempted to say especially those who live in larger cities, although let's be honest, chauvinistic stupidity knows no geographical bounds), being ordered to smile by strange men is at least a daily occurrence.

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