On being a “digital academic”

A colleague asked me why I "left science" last year. I don't really feel like I have; my dayjob involves writing about the amazing research and related goings-on at the place where I completed my PhD. I still feel connected to science; I'm just not at the bench. Perhaps I'm lying to myself, but I'll …

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Women who eat on tubes make menz cry

This post is to serve a few purposes: a love letter to my former favourite Facebook group - now sadly gone, a plea to fellow Londoners to take a (possibly literal) stand on this issue, and perhaps a bit of a general education to a few people, but I won't make that objective #1 and I want …

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FBrape campaign

On May 21st 2013, the Women, Action  & the Media group wrote an open letter to Facebook, which was signed by over 100 advocacy groups, asking them to review their policies on permitted content. Background There has long been a problem on the site. While its "community standards" seem to be fairly clear: "Facebook does …

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Confessions Of A Former Misogynist

NB/ there're descriptions of violence in this, obviously - don't read on if that's not something you want to deal with today. Another guest post for you, readers. This time, my friend Ben recounts his transition from misogynist to feminist. Yes I am happy to call him a feminist; I don't think one needs to …

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For A Safer Internet

Today I would like to share a guest post with you, by my friend Colin, who is one of those I.T. people. Last Tuesday was Safer Internet Day and I asked for a post explaining the importance of the projects that Colin is involved in - hopefully stirring up some interest in terms of staying …

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