We are young, we are free, we are alt-right

Once the problem of the guilt of the Holocaust perpetrators has been by and large settled . . . the one big remaining question is the innocence of all the rest―not the least the innocence of ourselves. Zigmund Bauman (Modernity and the Holocaust) Talking about hatred on internet almost always happens …

HeForShe, Emma Watson and gender equality on Twitter 🕊

In my previous posts on #RESIST I’ve attempted to bring focus to issues found both inside and out of specific global south development contexts, more specifically those of norm-criticism and its possible (non)effects on the status quo; far-reaching consequences of alternative facts on social media; and pocket (smartphone) activism re: …

Is the idea of a new transnational feminist movement falling apart?

Part 4 of 4. What has happened after the successful international mobilizations for women’s rights on the International Women’s day (IWD) the 8th of March? While studying the activism on social media platforms of the two main actors of these mobilizations (the Women’s March on Washington and Women’s March Global …

TED & TEDx Talks as activism, catalysts of norm-critique and moralism in matters of social change.

“..identity is performatively constituted by the very ‘expressions’ that are said to be its results” -Judith Butler To start off this third part to my blog post venture, I am focusing on a TEDx Talk by Ph.D Sara Edenheim at Umeå University on norm-criticism. As this talk alone may be …

Digital anarchy, anonymity & libertinism: The Internet is a lawless state.

— “The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand; the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.” ― Eric Schmidt — The idea of a decentralized stateless society in which people interact with purely voluntary ideological and moral transactions exemplifies the internet’s inherent architectural anarchism. Although unpremeditated, the …