What’s Current: Facebook’s ‘real name policy’ could put women in serious danger

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The newly launched Women’s Media Center Speech Project argues that online anonymity is critical for women and how Facebook’s “real name policy” harms women who have been the targets of abuse.

“People who have experienced violence or are more likely to be the targets of harassment and abuse should be able to use the internet to live, work and play the way the rest of us do. They should be able to use the opportunities the internet offers to fight for and fully enjoy their rights.”

The upcoming Xena reboot is said to turn implied homoerotic undertones into glorious homoerotic overtones.

Controversy is sparked over the casting of actress Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone in a forthcoming biopic that requires Saldana to wear makeup to darken her skin and a prosthetic nose.

“Had Bernie been Bernadette — The heartbreaking truth about American patriarchy.” A self-described radical feminist struggles with her feelings of betrayal in not supporting Hillary.

“When conservative women step out of line, Trump’s minions step in to destroy them.” Conservative journalist Michelle Fields is smeared by the Trump campaign for speaking up about being violently grabbed by Trump’s campaign manager.

“What’s happening to Fields is part of a pattern. Conservative women step out of line, and the Trump organization mobilizes to try and destroy them, painting them as irrational, slutty, and hysterical. Consider what happened after Trump’s contretemps with Megyn Kelly last summer… There is no precedent in modern politics for such sexist bullying and coordinated personal destruction of journalists and commentators. Taken together, they send a message to women that taking on Trump is both personally and professionally dangerous.”

Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.