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I am the very model of a modern metasexual

September 2, 2014

chrisrodley

A theory:
The defining trait of the 21st century gay male is not hypersexuality so much as metasexuality … a single-minded focus on managing the diverse digital platforms that generate sexuality, rather than on sexuality itself.

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Battle of the memes

September 2, 2014

chrisrodley

A familiar cry on the Left is that so-called “slacktivism” is diverting the energies of progressives away from traditional, effective activism such as street protests into frivolous, symbolic battles. I wanted to interrogate this claim, so I wrote this op-ed for the Guardian about it.

I developed these ideas a bit more in a journal article called “When Memes Go to War: Viral Propaganda in the 2014 Gaza-Israel Conflict”, which you can find on my Academia.edu page.