There Are No Girls on the Internet

There Are No Girls on the Internet

Marginalized voices have always been at the forefront of the internet, yet our stories often go overlooked. Bridget Todd chronicles our experiences online, and the ways marginalized voices have shaped the internet from the very beginning. We need monuments to all of the identities that make being online what it is. So let’s build them.


November 23, 2022 43 min

In the first installment of this two part episode, we’re joined by journalist and comedian Francesca Fiorentini to talk through the midterm elections and how online harassment keeps women from succeeding in elected office.

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LGBTQ youth and the people who affirm and support them are being attacked online. Alejandra Caraballo, Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Law Cyber Law Clinic explains why it should concern all of us.

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We're joined by Prop, host of Hood Politics, to discuss the targeted Twitter hate campaign led by Milo Yiannopoulos against comedian & SNL alum Leslie Jones, that stemmed from her casting in the 2016 Ghostbusters remake.

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Girls Who Code exists to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Pretty inspiring, right? But their books for girls were temporarily banned in a Pennsylvania school district. 


CEO Dr.  Tarika Barrett explains how these book bans inspired them to get even more girls invested in technology. 


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We’re joined by Joelle Monique to revisit the 4chan hoax #EndFathersDay and what it says about impersonation as a destabilization tactic on Twitter. 

Mikki Kendall's Guardian piece about starting #SolidarityIsforWhiteWomen:

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It’s election day in the United States. Bridget is sick with COVID and anxious about what is to come. We’re joined by Producer Mike to talk through common disinformation tactics we’re likely to see on and after election day. 


Come to Bridget’s free interactive disinfo training with Women’s March! Wed 11/9 at 8pm: https://www.mobili...

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A historic number of women of color are running for office this election cycle. But their candidacy comes with an added burden. 

Bridget joins Sam and Anney at Stuff Mom Never Told You to talk through the midterm elections and what they mean for women online. 

And speaking of voting, vote for Mozilla’s IRL podcast to win a Shorty Award (it only takes a moment!) ...

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Most people recall GamerGate, but fewer are familiar with DongleGate, the coordinated online harassment campaign against a Black woman tech worker named Adria Richards that happened in 2013. Bridget charts the story of Adria Richards and why it still matters today.

The Hacker News post from the fired PlayHaven employee:

Amanda Blum's blog post about the fallout from DongleGate: h...

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October 26, 2022 20 min

Black women are sometimes called “canaries in the coal mine” for online harms. On this preview of Internet Hate Machine, Bridget Todd charts how harm against Black women online has led to our current social and political landscape.

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Here in the United States, we’ve got a lot to be anxious and overwhelmed about. Are these feelings coloring how we respond to the happiness of strangers on social media? 

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October 21, 2022 11 min

Our social media platforms are being used to silence marginalized people, disrupt our democracy, and keep all of us more fearful and polarized than ever. Bridget Todd chronicles how our current social and political hellscape started with attacks on Black women that went overlooked, how it makes us all less safe, and what we can do to fight back. 


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Everyone deserves privacy online, even kids. So what happens when parents make entire social media presences built around sharing their kids' most intimate or sensitive moments with the internet? 


Sarah Adams uses her TikTok platform Mom Uncharted to explore what she calls "Generation Shared," parents who share intimate details about their kids on social media for views online.



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What is going on with our obsession with true crime?

From social media sleuths to conspiracy theorists, Jessica Dean—aka Bloodbathandbeyond—joins us to discuss what happens when the darkest moments of a stranger’s life become a trending topic.

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Kanye West is trafficking in antisemitism and white supremacy, and he’s using memes to do it. In this longer episode, Bridget talks with Harvard researchers Dr. Joan Donovan and Emily Dryfuss about their insightful new book, “The Meme Wars: The Untold Story of the Online Battles Upending Democracy in America.” They break down the history of memes, and what today’s memes tell us about our social and political futures. And they have ...

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As Mr. Peanut Butter might say: “What is this, a crossover episode?” 

When she isn’t hosting There Are No Girls on the Internet, Bridget is having conversations about life in her hometown Washington DC on another podcast project called City Cast DC. 

This week, Bridget spoke to Jade Womack who considers herself an “anti influencer.”  Working entirely by herself, Jade built an influential online platform called ClockOutDC where she ...

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Kimberly Foster is taking legal action after obsessive fans of rapper Nicki Minaj attacked her online.  Charismatic leaders, from musicians to certain former presidents, openly organize coordinated attacks online with impunity.  Will Kimberly set a new precedent for what’s considered acceptable behavior online? 



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22 year old Mahsa Amini died in custody after being stopped by the morality police in Iran. And now, women are leading the uprising.

Negar Mortazavi, host of the Iran Podcast, explains why women and their allies are taking to the streets in Iran.



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After the death of the Queen, conspiracy theories and sexist, racist attacks on Meghan Markle flooded the internet. But according to researchers, negativity about Meghan Markle is being driven by less people than you might think.

Bridget joined Anney and Sam at the podcast Stuff Mom Never Told You to discuss. 

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You might know attorney and justice advocate Rabia Chaudry from the podcast Serial. Or her hit podcast Undisclosed, a true crime podcast that explores people who have been wrongfully convicted of crimes. Or maybe her other other hit podcast The Hidden Djinn.

Rabia’s mission is to exonerate the wrongly convicted. Her work is incredibly important. But , another true crime podcaster is waging a coordinated harassment campaign against ...

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Today is National Voter Registration Day in the United States.  


And founder and CEO of the Voter Formation Project (and Real Housewives of Potomac guest star!) Tatenda Musapatike is on a mission to use digital tools to register half a million  underrepresented voters. 


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