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If the holidays suck for you, head to the nicest place on the internet

If the holidays suck for you, head to the nicest place on the internet

This is a wonderful time of the year, where friends and family gather in love and harmony — in theory.

Unfortunately, not everyone is able to embrace the holiday spirit. 

For reasons ranging from familial fallings-out, to a lack of available friends, to having no living relatives, to simply having to work over the holidays, many people the world over will be spending Christmas alone. Meanwhile, many others will spend the day surrounded by people but wishing they were by themselves instead.

The holidays can be a trying time for everyone, so English comedian Sarah Millican came up with an initiative to help people make it through. In 2010 she started the #joinin hashtag on Twitter, aimed at bringing tidings of comfort and joy to anyone struggling through this time of year. Read more…

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13 feminists who play the Twitter game to win

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While Twitter can be a platform for dialogue and community, it has gained a reputation for being a space where misogynistic trolls roam free — tweeting their hatred at will. 

In a time where feminist discourse has never been greater or more important, Twitter has become a new battleground to be won.

Here are thirteen women whose Twitter game is on point:

1. Caitlin Moran

Caitlin Moran, journalist and feminist author, is known for her frank feminism. She isn’t afraid to go there. Periods, body hair, sex. No stone is left unturned in Moran’s quest for equality. Read more…

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