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Hate Sinks

[W]e may not stop to think much about moderation as a form of labor that composes the Internet. But as the need to grant the audience “a voice” has become conventional wisdom, almost every media organization now needs this work done. [...] This complex tension—between voice and civility, eyeballs and deliberation—is one that future-of-news enthusiasts are good at waving away, but that comment moderators must bear. Within representative democracy, we can think of moderators’ bodies as being like that element of an electronic circuit that dissipates excess energy and allows it to function. They absorb the excess affects in a period of political dysfunction, and allow institutions to appear stable and unchallenged.
Jason Wilson argues that, in the comments section, "the facade of liberal democracy only stays clean by putting young women [moderators] in hate’s way."
posted by RogerB on Feb 6, 2014 - 18 comments

"My right to choose? What about my right to choose to not have a choice?"

Republicans, Get In My Vagina! - Kate Beckinsale, Judy Greer, and Andrea Savage spread the message that one thing women really want in their vaginas is the government.
posted by quin on May 9, 2012 - 55 comments

What It's Like To Get A Breast Reduction

A young woman writes about her breast reduction.
posted by reenum on May 18, 2011 - 99 comments

The El Modena High School Gay-Straight Alliance Club

The El Modena High School Gay-Straight Alliance Club finally met, thanks to a federal judge ruling. There was a bit of a scuffle outside afterwards with protestors, but apparently it was a real sissy fight.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe on Feb 10, 2000 - 6 comments

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