The Case Against Trigger Warnings

TW: This piece may contain material that is upsetting or offensive to some audiences. On the Origins of the Trigger Warning Trigger warnings (TWs) on the Internet began as an earnest, potentially useful way to give audiences a heads up before delving into serious issues like rape, eating disorders, or domestic violence. This way, individuals who may…

Hits and Shits

Hits: Man Who Was Body-Shamed On the Internet Receives The Best Dance Party Ever A Londoner named Sean  was fat-shamed on 4Chan—aka the root of all evil—for dancing in public. In a positive turn, Cassandra Fairbanks  became our shero by launching a Twitter campaign to #FindDancingMan. Not only did she offer positive words of encouragement for…

‘They are Feminists After All’ and an Analysis of Online Hate

‘They are Feminists After All’ is a hand embellished wall hanging that I made in response to an article, and the sexist troll comments that it generated, that was written about a piece of my work. It also slated the work of Eleanor Haswell and Clandestine Collective, which we are both part of. I’ve built…