Category Archives: social media

Why do we need more female role-models?

A disturbing video is doing the rounds on Facebook at the moment, showing a mother and daughter systematically going through the selection of children’s books in a local bookshop, highlighting the disproportionately low number of children’s books that have female … Continue reading

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Trolls Gone Wild – The Online Pranksters Ruining Lives

A very sad case was reported recently in which a young mother, Jayne Pearce, committed suicide after being trolled on Facebook over false accusations of trying to smother a child. This wasn’t simply a case of trolling, however – it … Continue reading

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The Twitterati Strikes Back

In the latest Twitter storm, Steve Martin has apparently been shamed into deleting the tweet he posted in tribute to Carrie Fisher. What was this tweet that was so offensive, you ask? Well, it turns out his words were “When … Continue reading

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Help – I’m becoming an internet addict

I am developing a rather worrying internet addiction. Since the liberation (or fall, depending on your perspective) of Aleppo, I have found myself glued to my laptop, engrossed in updates from mainstream news sites around the globe, as well as … Continue reading

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Looking for negativity

I’m reading Jonathan Coe’s latest novel, “Number 11” at the moment, in which he hilariously / tragically crafts a tale of a longtime friendship ruined in an instant by a misconstrued message on Snapchat. It is left to the reader … Continue reading

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Fire by social media

I’m still reeling from my recent encounter with the feminarkies (an evolution of my original proposed ‘femi-archy’ for which I have my mum to thank). A bit of further background. This whole argument kicked off as a result of one … Continue reading

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The rise of femi-archy

Today I got into a bizarre fight on Facebook with a small group of feminists.   I have only myself to blame – I should know better than to try to argue that an issue which a number of self-declared feminists … Continue reading

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