Last summer was big for slut-shaming on Tumblr. That is, if there can be a time that's especially "big" for something as persistent and widespread as slut-shaming. The above image, first uploaded to Instagram by the picture's subject — a girl named Sabrina, who otherwise posts largely inoffensive selfies and, occasionally, GIFs of her kissing her boyfriend — was posted to the site on June 18, and though it was quickly deleted by its owner, the image had already started to spread. Einsteinonacid's post had over , notes in the span of two months. By summer , "Dear Girls" was a thing , roundly criticized by bloggers and fellow Tumblr users alike. But since then, the meme's Tumblr tag has gone relatively quiet. Though, as Amanda Marcotte noted on Wednesday, where Tumblr users' natural-beauty-concern-trollers might have faltered, The New York Times recently picked up the torch. Cole Mohr's original image, set above the meme-ified parody response of Tumblr user "einsteinonacid. But it's one started and largely perpetrated by girls themselves.
Dennis Cooper lives in Paris, so, in order to discuss his latest work, which consists of sequences of GIF s—those moving-image files that were first created in and have evolved into a kind of online lexicon of reaction shots—we scheduled a Google Hangout, a form of instant messaging that allows, should one require it, the exchange of GIF s. I had drafted my questions beforehand, and Cooper responded with long, carefully phrased blocks of text. I frequently paused before a blinking ellipsis icon, which indicates that your correspondent is mid-response, perhaps thinking over his reply. Now sixty-two, he is best known for fiction that features clinical explorations of sex and violence. To a younger group of writers who have come of age on the Internet, Cooper is known largely for his openness to contemporary novelty and an ethos of anything goes. Some critics have written appreciatively about it, too, though labelling the work has proven a challenge. In Bookforum , Paige K. Frightened, similar-looking adolescents are tossed forcefully down stairs or dragged into the shadows. The novel contains five chapters, as well as a preface and afterword; you can read it carefully in about thirty minutes. The basic question with these pieces is, of course, how do you read them?
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