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  1. Sexist Ad on Polygon Causes Uproar—But Is It For The Right Reasons?

    I saw this tweet earlier this morning. Whether or not it is legitimate, I do not know (which is all kinds of depressing unto itself), but what really bothered me were the responses.

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  2. Felicia Day Wrote One Blog Post On Gamergate, Was Doxxed Within An Hour

    By my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you.

    I wish I could say I was surprised.

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  3. [UPDATED] Brianna Wu Describes “War On Women” In The Gaming Industry On MSNBC

    Cosigned.

    Game developer and podcaster Brianna Wu appeared on MSNBC's The Reid Report yesterday to discuss the ongoing harassment of women in gaming, and to share how male developers and journalists can help change that culture of misogyny from the top down.

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  4. Comics Creator Invents “The Womansplainer”; Charges Lazy Men To Learn About Feminism

    Oh, have I been subscribing to mansplaining all along? How do I get off that list?

    The world is full of men who don't have time to Google feminism but have plenty of time to denounce it.

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  5. Upper West Side Manhattanites Fear City Being Overrun By “Internet People”

    In other news, old man yells at cloud.

    You know what really gets my goat? Youths. Especially youths who can suspend their cynicism long enough to search for love on the Internet.

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  6. Gross Subreddit Promises to Teach How to “Rape Safely” as “Corrective Discipline” for Women

    Nope. Shut it down.

    This. This is the kind of shit we were talking about when we suggested that maybe Reddit's new investor dollars could help them respond more quickly to awful things that are happening on the site. Massive, massive trigger warning.

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  7. [Updated] Lawyer Representing Hacked Celebrities Compares Google To The NFL In Righteously Angry Letter

    YOU GOT SERVERS! Er, served. You've been served, Google.

    Google, I know you're untouchable and we're likely all just a dream within your dream, but still. Lawyer up.

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  8. A Few Londoners Accidentally Signed Away Their First-Born Children for Free WiFi

    Did they get the kids back if they guessed that the password was "Rumpelstiltskin"?

    Digital security firm F-Secure gave a big F-you to EULAs with a WiFi hotspot publicity stunt that allowed for free WiFi access as long as users agreed to its terms and conditions, which included giving away the rights to their first-born children. A few users agreed, possibly proving they didn't read the agreement, they're not that interested in kids, or they had some really important tweets to send.

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  9. Evolutionary Anthropologist: Misogyny Not An Inherent Human Trait, Online Harassers Are “Bitter Baboons”

    Sorry, baboons. No offense.

    In his Slate article "Misogyny is Not Human Nature," evolutionary anthropologist Eric Michael Johnson quotes a Reddit user's excuse for the recent nude picture leaks: "[there is] something inherent about human nature that makes this kind of thing inevitable.”

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  10. Serious 1981 News Report About the Internet Is High Comedy 33 Years Later

    It's a series of neon tubes!

    Ahhh, the '80s. Neon, power ballads, and the Internet. Oh, you don't remember the Internet from the '80s? Get learnt about this here newfangled contraption by taking a trip through time with a vintage tech news segment. Look at those two guys manually typing printed news stories into computers. One day, someone just like them will type the words "you won't believe" in a headline, and their whole industry will be revolutionized.

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