laurie penny

On Nerd Pain

Jan 2, 2015
In response to a vulnerable personal comment on "nerd trauma and male privilege" published by MIT professor Scott Aaronson, New Statesman editor and columnist Laurie Penny wrote a compassionate and highly desirable essay on the experiences of pain, frustration and loneliness common to both nerdy males and females in general.
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Cybersexism Reviewed

Jan 31, 2014
Rather than engaging "a transgressive subculture that embodies many of the internet’s most celebrated radical qualities," New Statesman editor Laurie Penny in her new book "blames the misogyny of geek counterculture on a host of unhip and easily mocked caricatures: conservatives, jocks, tabloids and traditional mainstream masculinity."

Truthdigger of the Week: Laurie Penny

Nov 26, 2011
Every social movement needs to guard against the inevitable attempts of mainstream media sources to warp its message, defend its targets and recast its members as lazy, crazy or fringy malcontents Luckily for the Occupy movement, British journalist Laurie Penny is more than capable of taking on, and taking down (more) .

British Journalist Squares Off Against Former Goldman Partner

Nov 24, 2011
A rich banker who appears to have learned none of the lessons of 20th-century economic history A newscaster who snickers at an impassioned argument And a reporter dismissed as a young girl who will one day learn better This exchange between a former Goldman Sachs executive, a BBC correspondent and British journalist Laurie Penny (more)This exchange has the makings of an iconic moment for a generation struggling against a class that simply won’t listen.

London Riots: They’re Paying Attention Now

Aug 10, 2011
It's day four of riots and madness in the U.K., and if we want to understand what's happening, we'd best pay attention to young journalists like Laurie Penny, who wrote Tuesday: "Angry young people with nothing to do and little to lose are turning on their own communities, and they cannot be stopped, and they know it."