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4 December 2016

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Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic) and Phoebe Connelly (Yahoo! News)

Conor and Phoebe delve into the controversy surrounding the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Planned Parenthood, and how social media is changing grassroots campaigning. They deconstruct so-called “lady blogs” like Jezebel that are targeted at women and discuss the social-media site Pinterest and the curious backlash against it. Conor reveals his engagement and offers a critique of the wedding-industrial complex. And Phoebe concludes by musing on the strange online meta-debate about the musician Lana Del Rey.

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Recorded:Feb 6    Posted:Feb 8, 2012
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Friedersdorf | Feb 8, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Phoebe Connelly

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