Welcome back to Byte Me, our feminist newsletter that makes anybody mad <3

Some updates from us: Cara is continuing to shock Britain with her football accomplishment — her team has moved up to a higher league. While Anouk’s trampolining classes have abominably been canceled, her alarming cat is still very large. Gigi is going through a apartment crisis, so she’s very tense, but going to the movies a lot — to abide the pussy theme,  has been her (un-ironic) favorite. Also, Cara and Gigi both have birthdays this month, so 

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Each month, our advantageously gifted designer, Saïna, illustrates a weird comment or tweet we accept from one of TNW’s misogynistic, or just funny, readers. Here’s the latest:


… here’s Saïna’s aesthetic interpretation:


Not to brag, but every month we get abundant shows of admiration from people autograph in or tweeting to tell us how much they love this newsletter, and by extension, . Shout out to Madisen, Nadia, Vanessa, and Paul <3 We agree that we’re great. Now onto the news!

the bloody news

  • MEL Magazine appear a story on why no one accuses men of ‘fucking their way to the top.’
  • The New York Times: Iran’s only female Olympic advocate defected over ‘lies’ and ‘injustice.’
  • Aeon questioned whether artificial-womb technology could be a tool for women’s liberation.
  • There has been a huge amount of abundantly sexist and racist altercation over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s accommodation to step back from royal life. A few accessories that unpacked this well accommodate “Black Britons know why Meghan Markle wants out” fromThe New York Timesand“Harry and Meghan were meant to embody post-racial Britain. So much for that…” from The Guardian.

  • These scientists developed #MeTooBots to fight abode sexual aggravation — but we shouldn’t rely on it.
  • FromMedium: “I now know why my mom hated ‘The Simpsons.'”
  • NPR reported that a female arctic fox walked 3,500km from Norway to Canada.
    Ugh, what can’t women do?
  • New gender analysis shows how tech failed to fix its gender alterity botheration over the past decade.
  • FromThe Atlantic: How the early internet can be explained by one weird Celine Dion fan site.
    And here’s a video of her cogent Drake not to tattoo her face on his body.
  • The latest from Code Word: The team from Immerse wrote about how we can protect users from aggravation in social VR spacesCode Word is an analysis into if — and how — we can assure people from harassment. Check out the rest of the series here!
  • Buzzfeedreported on howInstagram model, ‘Naked Philanthropist,’ raised $750K for Australian fire relief with nude photos before her annual was deleted.
  • She donated more money than Jeff Bezos.

  • The accepted Dutch makeup artist and YouTuber, NikkieTutorials, has just come out as transgender after being blackmailed by people who threatened to leak her story to news outlets. Insiderprofiled her here.
  • Airbnb accepted to owning AI technology that targets and discriminates sex workers. (XBIZ)
  • This year’s male-dominated Brit awards have an issue with women, according to The Guardian(and us).
  • According to HuffPost, you can now make your home smell like Gwyneth Paltrow’s vagina!

    , you can’t, cos her muff candle is sold out.

that’s what she said: is it feminist to use your female to get ahead?

Georgina: Is it feminist for a woman to use her female to get something?

Anouk: I think that when men/women use sex to better their position, it fucks up the whole activating within an organization, and others are afflicted too.

Georgina: True, but that might be the goal? By “fucking up the dynamic” you could be fucking up affectionate organizations… that seems to be a common reason why women do it, like, to get on the same power arena field as men.

Anouk: But adding sex to the mix (at least for women) doesn’t really level the arena field — I think it absolutely sets both groups apart more.

Georgina: But saying it’s anti-feminist is also blaming women a bit for the bearings they’re in.

Cara: Yeah the albatross of alteration a ‘boys club’ ability shouldn’t fall on women, but it usually does.

Georgina: I guess what I’m trying to say is that there’s an arcadian adaptation of feminism, where we’re all educated, and we’ve read the right accessories and books, and we know what’s right and wrong, black and white… but there are cases where women are just after any angry power and trying to make a living. I can’t blame them for using whatever they can, even if it is not necessarily benign to the greater good.

Cara: There are so many altered realities of feminism, so the middle ground is hard to find. You’ll apparently find it’ll be the white, common feminists saying ‘sleeping your way to the top is wrong.’

Anouk: That’s true — but still, even those who might not have other choices, while I don’t think they deserve to be slut-shamed and I do have compassion, that doesn’t make it feminist.

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the best and the worst


The best?

The worst?

Read Lieberman’s full AMA here.

tweets of the month

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word of the month: brofanity


To true bros, some things are better left unsaid.

Language is a funny thing. Words like “cunt” or “fuck” can make assertive people cringe, while others — us included — gloss over them after much added thought.

But which words make a bro’s neck hairs stand on end? Which phrase will never leave a bro’s lips? In short, what qualifies as ?

In the first class of brofanity: Latin names for female body parts. Vulva. Vagina. Has any bro ever aside “Let me caress your labia,” to you in the dark? No? Our point, exactly.

[Fun side note here: Many parts of the female changeable system have been named by, and after, bros. Yet they WON’T SAY IT? AND PROBABLY DON’T EVEN KNOW WHERE ANY OF THESE REPRODUCTIVE PARTS ARE? Thanks a lot, Gabriel Fallopian.]

Second category: Bros aren’t keen on feminist lingo, either. Words like ‘patriarchy’ and ‘gender fluidity’ can be beyond off the list. They don’t exist to them, anyway.

The final, more complex category consists of accent used by bros to hurt other bros: The deadliest sin of bro-dom. It’s perfectly illustrated in this comment:


Dear bros, don’t ever call your bros ‘bitch.’ Not in a bar. Not in private. Just don’t. It’s absolutely OK when anecdotic your new girlfriend, though.

How to use in a sentence:

  • “Oh, the brofanity!” Nate exclaimed when accidentally communicable a glimpse of some female armpit hair.
  • “Excuse my brofanity here, but she said ‘all men are trash.'”
  • “Us white men just can’t say ANYTHING anymore, while feminists have normalized brofanity,” Chad sighed.

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