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.

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October 4, 2022 53 min

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? 

 

SUPPORT KIMBERLY’S GO FUND ME: https://www.gofundme.com/f/kimberly-takes-a-stand-against-online-harassment?utm_campaign...

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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.

LISTEN TO THE IRAN PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/theiranpodcast

FOLLOW NEGAR: https://twitter.com/NegarMortazavi

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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. 

Read the entire Bot Sentinel. report: https://botsentinel.com/reports/documents/duke-and-duchess-of-sussex/report-11-09-202...

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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. 

 

FOLLOW Tatenda : https://twitter.com/tatendacheryl

 

Learn more about the Voter Formation Project: https://www.voterformationproject.org/

 

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September 16, 2022 34 min

People are using AI to reshape the way we live. It’s terrifying and exciting. 

Solana Larsen, editor of Mozilla’s Internet Health Report, talks about how optimism has grounded her work and our podcast IRL. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE INTERNET HEALTH REPORT AND THE IRL PODCAST: 2022.INTERNETHEALTHREPORT.ORG 

FOLLOW SOLANA LARSEN: https://twitter.com/solanasaurus

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Known for almost a decade of harassment, violence, and transphobia, the message board Kiwi Farms has effectively been shuttered. 

 

INPUT-Tracking Chris Chan started Kiwi Farms. Will her arrest be its end? https://www.inputmag.com/culture/tracking-chris-chan-started-kiwi-farms-will-her-arrest-be-its-end

 

MSNBC- My experience as a target of Kiwi Farms speaks to a scary truth about internet culture: https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msn...

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Have you been seeing a lot of content on social media romanticizing women not working outside of the home? 

Jo Piazza, host of the hilarious and insightful podcast Under the Influence, breaks down why we're seeing so much trad wife content right now.  

#TradWives: sexism as gateway to white supremacy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/countering-radical-right/tradwives-sexism-gateway-white-supremacy/

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Sydette Harry gets really real on who has the power in technology and online.

Follow Sydette: https://twitter.com/Blackamazon

 

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This week, pop star Britney Spears published, then deleted, a 22 minute video in which she speaks out about her father, the conservatorship, and her thoughts on the #FreeBritney movement. 

Let's revisit our conversation with digital organizer, tech expert, and CEO of CARD Strategies Melissa Ryan about #FreeBritney as an example of a successful online movement. 

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"AI rapper" FN Meka isn't human - he's a digital creation of a company. But that didn't stop him from getting a record deal! He briefly became the first digital rapper to sign a deal with a major recording company. That is until the entire internet said NOPE. From Lil Miquela to Shudu, let's talk about the complicated history of digital talent.v

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August 26, 2022 15 min

Social media platforms like Tik Tok and Facebook have finally banned misogynistic, violent scam influencer Andrew Tate. And honestly, it should have happened sooner. 

My piece at the Nation- It’s Not Just Joe Rogan. The Entire Digital Space Is Rotten.https://www.thenation.com/article/society/toxic-podcasting/

The Grid: Andrew Tate isn’t just another misogynist with an online following. Here’s why you need to pay attention. https://...

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There is so much personal information about us available online and from election workers, to people running for local office, or even being a teacher, it's making it easier to target women. And it's even worse for Black women and women of color.  

 

Shauna Dillavou is a complete badass who created Brightlines, a service that  helps activists, candidates for public office, and anyone at risk for being targeted to keep their...

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Author, yoga teacher, advocate Jessamyn Stanley is using the internet to open up spaces for every body to see themselves represented in yoga and fitness.


Check out The Underbelly: https://theunderbelly.com/ 

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In this update to our original episode about the Heard v Depp trial, we're exploring the shifting public sentiment to the case and the continuing wave of harassment in its wake.  

Unsealed Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard Court Documents Reveal Shocking New Claims: https://www.thedailybeast.com/unsealed-docs-from-johnny-depp-v-amber-heard-defamation-trial-contain-shockin

A pro-Johnny Depp YouTuber was sent a cease-and-desist after sh...

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Looking for a little good news? After GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz body shamed 19 year old Olivia Julianna, she took a page from the professional wrestling playbook and fought back! 

Help Olivia raise money for abortion care: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/genzforchoice

Follow Olivia: https://twitter.com/0liviajulianna

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Earlier this summer Sheryl Sandberg left Facebook and the tech and business world hardly noticed. This comes after Sandberg was branded the face of corporate feminism with her book Lean In. 

 

She joins other "Girl Boss" women like Sophia Amoruso and Elizabeth Holmes in stepping down from their tumultuous companies. Does this spell the end of the #GirlBoss era? 

 

Jamie Loftus, comedian, podcaster, and creator of the one wo...

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On Thursday, a jury determined that conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones will have to pay $4.1 in damages to the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. That sum represents a tiny percentage of the profits he’s made lying about their tragedy on his show Infowars for the past decade. But even while on trial for lying, he still couldn’t stick to the truth.

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To honor the incredible legacy of Nichelle Nichols, we are revisiting our conversation with historian and Star Trek superfan Blair Imani. Live long and prosper.

 

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https://www.tangoti.com/episode-9

 

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After Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner called out Instagram for prioritizing the video content over pictures, head of Instagram Adam Mosseri responded in a desperate video. Here’s a quick history of influencers and celebrity’s impact on social media platform, an overview of the changes, and what it all means. 

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