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Oxford Dictionary to Review Sexist Sentences

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A Twitter storm over sexism within the Oxford Dictionary has lead its publisher, Oxford University Press, to reconsider how it selects example sentences, reports the Guardian. The dictionary includes sentences to explain usage of words, but researchers found that the book often gendered professions and provided sexist views. Buzzfeed highlighted many of the worst examples, fueling […]

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Racism and Guns

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For Buzzfeed, Kashana Cauley writes about what it means to be a black woman at a gun show: Later it occurred to me what was missing from this picture: the kind of hunting culture that indicates people plan to shoot something other than each other. There was no mention of deer, or skeet, or fun, […]

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Otherwise Known as Judy the Great

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Jami Attenberg: I feel like I could talk to you about vaginas all day, Judy. Is there anything you wish you could change about publishing? Is there anything where you think, god they’ve been doing this forever, why can’t they just figure it out already? Judy Blume: Wait… can’t we just talk about vaginas? At […]

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Mulatto, Mulatto, Mulatto

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At BuzzFeed, Mat Johnson breaks down the logistics of an oft-ignored, always tumultuous descriptor for multiethnic folks everywhere: I know that many people, they hear mulatto, and they think of the word mule. This is often the first complaint I hear about mulatto: that it derives from the hybrid product of breeding a donkey with a […]

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Holding Evangelicals Accountable

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Growing up in a slew of Evangelical churches, I saw this system of governance deployed to handle anything from adultery to domestic violence to pedophilia. And in each instance, this system has failed to stop abusers or protect victims. At Buzzfeed, Rumpus contributor Lyz Lenz writes about her experience in Evangelical churches and how these […]

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Internet Fame Won’t Sell Your Books

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Internet fame probably won’t sell your book, says Jami Attenberg, an author who garnered 50,000 pageviews one day after her bicycle was stolen. Writing for Buzzfeed, Attenberg explains how she set up a sting operation to get back her stolen bike after finding it listed on Craigslist. The story garnered momentary attention from local news […]

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Writing While Black

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The publishing industry is 89% white. That isn’t the only problem when it comes to race and literature. BuzzFeed’s new Literary Editor Saeed Jones reflects on the issue in the publishing industry: When literary gatekeepers and publishers continue to overlook the vast diversity of writers, the special few who make it into elite spaces are […]

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Journalism vs. Silicon Valley

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What is really at the heart of the debate over The New Republic? The tension between an engineering culture and an editorial culture is …damaging and oversimplified … but definitely real. At the recent Newsgeist conference – a coming-together of technologists, educators, journalists and executives – one of the most animated sessions was called “Product […]

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Books Inspire Better Listicles

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Millennials may love their listicles, memes, and Internet kitsch, but they also love books. A new Pew study has shown the Millennials are more likely to read than older generations. And all those books are fodder for less serious content, like spoof rap videos, with books as their muse. Rumpus co-founder and listicles expert Isaac Fitzgerald […]

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Weekly Geekery

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If you are a white man, your Internet is different than other internets. Hackers are going offline and embracing print. Content moderators keep your Internet from being worse. A comprehensive history of the reviled banner ad. Facebook is changing journalism. Like you already didn’t know that. The delicate balance of technology and art. BuzzAdemia?

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Moms and Sex

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At Buzzfeed, Rumpus Sunday Editor Gina Frangello writes about the complicated relationship between women, mothers, writing and sex: I’m not really sure how our culture has arrived at the mutually exclusive relationship between Motherhood and Sexuality, especially since in most cases, women become mothers by having sex. The unspoken subtext seems to be that once […]

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