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

April 10, 2012 – 7:12 am | One Comment

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 …

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

April 10, 2012 – 6:56 am | One Comment

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 …