A Michigan judge threw the book at 19-year-old Zachery Anderson after he admitted to having sex with a 14-year-old girl who claimed to be 17 at the time. This case show us how laws meant to protect children from predators can be used to punish teens for having consensual sex.
Contrary to the narratives being pushed by some in the activism community, the win in the fight for net neutrality wasn’t because liberals managed to somehow “want” it badly enough. This was not a matter of willpower, but one of enormous force, bluntly applied.
This week, several video-sharing websites were blocked by the two main internet service providers in India in response to a court order related to movie piracy. These developments are worrying.
Women who need access to abortion services are using the Internet, so the Internet is where the information they need should be.
“Harmful to minors” becomes more narrowly defined in Ohio, making some who teach about contraception and sexuality rest a little easier.
The last time a doctor was murdered in cold blood for providing abortion care to women, we were not in the digital age. Now, the Internet has allowed women who’ve had abortions to talk back.
Slate’s new website by/for women has launched a thousand debates.
Old media is about writing opeds and hoping the legacy media Gods smile upon you. How many drafts do you have in your files? New media is about active participation, interaction, taking responsibility for sharing content, joining a conversation that puts all the accumulated expertise of our community at the finger tips of every person seeking to grow in understanding.