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Trolling and/or/as/alongside Harassment: what I learned from writing (poorly) about Dickwolves

Whitney Philips (University of Oregon, PhD Candidate in English) About a year ago, I wrote an essay about Dickwolves. Well, tried to write an essay about Dickwolves—about halfway into the project, I realized I was out of my league, or at least was working outside my jurisdiction. Because as trollish as some of the engagement might have been, a large percentage of the…

5 things academics might learn from how the rowdy social justice blogosphere handles fucknecks

Amanda Phillips (University of California- Santa Barbara, PhD Student in English) My latest diss chapter took me down the rabbit hole of discourse communities surrounding video games. One section, which chronicles the Dickwolves controversy and feminist bloggers’ reactions to the resulting harassment, made me wonder what academia would be like if more feminist, critical race, queer, disability studies, and other…