By Tia Baheri

Tia Baheri is a student living in Washington DC. She studies many things, none of which are linguistics. Her great life passions are women's studies, film, politics, caffeine and Marcella Hazan’s tomato sauce. She read War and Peace once. It was good.

  1. The first time I consciously realized that there was something unique about how we speak on the Internet was when a friend’s post popped up on my newsfeed. It was a link to something awesome and it was captioned: “I have lost all ability to can.” I’ll be honest. I don’t remember what the link was. It's statistically likely that it was either a wittily executed “How the Hetero Capitalist Able-Bodied White Patriarchy Ruined the…

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