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Viral Content & Social Justice Editor at PolicyMic. Writer, dreamer, social justice advocate and feminist crusader.
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Audrie Pott Rape: Viral Rape Is Trending, and We Should All Be Very Worried

(1) Comments | Posted 15 April 2013 | (15:11)

*Trigger Warning*

It's a story that's now all too familiar: A young girl is violently gang-raped by a group of boys she knows. People stand by. They don't stop it. One of the offenders snaps a picture of the victim and aggressively disseminates it. It goes viral. And people stand...

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In Defence of Amanda Todd

(7) Comments | Posted 15 October 2012 | (13:19)

If you thought Amanda Todd's suicide was the biggest tragedy you'd be reading about this week, think again. News of her death has sparked a flood of online hate and created fertile ground for a new crop of bullies to bloom in the wake of her death, cross-breeding with those...

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London 2012: Why Can't We Out Run Sexism in Sports?

(14) Comments | Posted 6 August 2012 | (00:00)

The London 2012 Olympics mark a historical chapter in women's history. For the very first time, each discipline has a female category and every country has sent at least one female athlete. Women's participation in these games is at an all time high and it's definitely reason to celebrate. The...

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