In June of this year, The New Yorker ran a piece called We Are All Pole Dancing on the Internet about Edward Snowden's insistence that he doesn't want to live in a world where everything he says or does is recorded. Oh the irony of these words alongside excerpts from the blog of Snowden’s girlfriend, who recorded much of her life (including pole dancing) and posted it online.
The trend, at least among young people, is to share more information on the Internet rather than less – and that's healthy and liberating, especially for women says xoJane's Deputy Editor Mandy Stadtmiller.
This year, Mandy is nominated for a SXSW panel on this topic – and we need your votes to get it selected. In this session, Mandy will talk about why it's ok to live out loud on the Internet, why millions of women love frank first-person stories like It Happened to Me– and why the world would be a better place if more of us were oversharers too.
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Mandy's session will be full of great examples of women sharing, validating each other, and growing together online as well as stats about what women like to share (comments are the content in a thriving community). Help us get it picked!
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