miri-mogilevsky

Miri Mogilevsky


Miri Mogilevsky is a social work graduate student who writes about feminism and politics. She has a B.A. in psychology and writes a blog called Brute Reason.

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Planned Parenthood and the dangerous rhetoric of hate

Words can be a powerful tool to spread hatred and violence.

On Dec 1, 2015 by Miri Mogilevsky

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3 ways SXSW got its Gamergate problem wrong

By canceling both its Gamergate panels, the festival missed the point.

On Oct 29, 2015 by Miri Mogilevsky

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In praise of Facebook’s new ‘Like’ button

It's about time.

On Oct 12, 2015 by Miri Mogilevsky

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Why Peeple won’t save us from jerks

A controversial new app doesn't understand how the Internet works.

On Oct 7, 2015 by Miri Mogilevsky

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The truth behind why so many studies you see on Facebook are ‘proven wrong’

It's called science, stupid.

On Sep 2, 2015 by Miri Mogilevsky

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What the Internet doesn’t understand about trigger warnings

What is a "challenge" anyways?

On Jun 11, 2015 by Miri Mogilevsky

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What’s behind the backlash against ‘over-sensitivity’ on the Internet?

Don't worry: Trigger warnings aren't here to ruin your Greek myths.

On May 18, 2015 by Miri Mogilevsky

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The reason some women refuse to vote for a female president

Sexism isn’t just something men do to women. It’s something we all do to each other.

On Apr 17, 2015 by Miri Mogilevsky

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Why Madonna should have asked for consent before kissing Drake

Asking first isn’t just sexy—it’s also the only way to make sure you’re respecting others’ autonomy.

On Apr 15, 2015 by Miri Mogilevsky

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Rape isn’t a fashion statement

A t-shirt at Coachella caught the Internet's attention, but it's just the tip of the iceberg.

On Apr 14, 2015 by Miri Mogilevsky

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Why is Rolling Stone still blaming Jackie?

The magazine continues to fail survivors.

On Apr 7, 2015 by Miri Mogilevsky

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Why Uber can’t fix rape culture

Uber is hiring more female drivers, but will that solve its sexual assault problem?

On Mar 12, 2015 by Miri Mogilevsky

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Why sexism in tech is even more complicated than you think

Here's why women are leaving Silicon Valley.

On Feb 26, 2015 by Miri Mogilevsky

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Don’t tell Jessica Williams what to do

Jessica Williams isn't your next 'Daily Show' host—or your poster child.

On Feb 20, 2015 by Miri Mogilevsky

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Why Facebook needs a sympathy button

Facebook users want to share their lives, even when it's not positive.

On Jan 28, 2015 by Miri Mogilevsky