Why Did Wikipedia Get Rid of a Bunch of Feminist Editors?
Something bizarre happened on Wikipedia after what’s known as “Gamergate” took place; the Jewish journalist who broke the story of Alberto Nisman’s death in Argentina was forced to flee the country; meanwhile, a man in California reveals a hilarious new danger of walking while texting. These discoveries and more below.
Wikipedia Purged a Group of Feminist Editors Because of Gamergate For nearly as long as the antifeminist culture war known as Gamergate has raged across the internet, a microcosm of the battle has taken place on Wikipedia.
Ikea’s Incredible Mockery of Apple I can not stop laughing! This takes the prize as the year’s best advertising!
I Paid $25 for an Invisible Boyfriend, and I Think I Might Be in Love One of the core premises of Invisible Boyfriend, the wildly viral new service that invents a boyfriend to deceive your pestering family and friends, is that the user will not, under any circumstance, fall in love with her fictional beau.
Why I Fled Argentina After Breaking the Story of Alberto Nisman’s Death In an exclusive column, Jewish journalist Damian Pachter – who first reported on the death of the special prosecutor – recounts the intimidation, the sleepless nights, the agent who stalked him and his ultimate decision to head for Israel.
Why Mizrahim Don’t Vote for the Left It is no wonder that Mizrahim vote for right-wing parties when the Ashkenazi-dominated Left has done everything in its power to exclude them. Want things to change? Start talking about Ashkenazi privilege.
Why Footbinding Persisted in China for a Millennium Despite the pain, millions of Chinese women stood firm in their devotion to the tradition.
Raising Wages On January 7, 2015 the AFL-CIO, in what might be a desperate attempt to seem politically relevant to the labor movement, staged a “National Summit on Raising Wages,” featuring Senator Elizabeth Warren as the keynote speaker, followed by a panel discussion.
You’ve Got Lyndon Johnson All wrong: The Real Story of How a Conservative Congress Passed the Great Society Yes, LBJ was savvy and imposing. But he did not arm-twist his way to success — and neither could Barack Obama.
The Rise of the Economists Justin Wolfers has assembled a serious piece of information. But, in my view, he has offered a less-than-serious explanation of that information.
A Very Argentinian Mystery On Sunday, January 18th, Natalio Alberto Nisman, a fifty-one-year-old federal prosecutor, was found shot dead inside his locked Buenos Aires apartment.
Majority Still Supports Single-Payer Option, Poll Finds More than five years after the single-payer system was scrapped from ObamaCare policy debates, just over 50 percent of people say they still support the idea, including one-quarter of Republicans, according to a new poll.
The Koran Does Not Forbid Images of the Prophet In the wake of the massacre that took place in the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, I have been called upon as a scholar specializing in Islamic paintings of the Prophet to explain whether images of Muhammad are banned in Islam.
Will Justice Roberts Join the Marriage-Equality Majority for All the Wrong Reasons? Predicting the Supreme Court’s decisions is like reading tea leaves. Still, we never tire of either, even if only for the sake of enjoyment.
Why I Am Not a Maker When tech culture only celebrates creation, it risks ignoring those who teach, criticize, and take care of others.
What Is Integrative Learning? What is integrative learning, exactly, and how can liberal arts advocates use it to make their case for a broad education – especially in an increasingly jobs-focused environment?
Video: California Man Walks Into Bear While Texting What more can we say about distracted texters?
Popular Misogyny: A Zeitgeist Everyone is talking about feminism, so much so that Jessica Valenti, writing in The Guardian after Beyoncé performed at the 2014 VMAs with the word “feminist” lit up behind her, proclaimed “The zeitgeist is irrefutably feminist: its name literally in bright lights.”Wait, before you go…
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