hi, my name is maggie gibson!ヽ(*⌒▽⌒*)ノ

my interests are:

↪ creative coding

↪ early web

↪ postmodern feminism

↪ women in media

i did my thesis project on trisha paytas (*ノ∀`*)

↪ paytas is an american social media icon

↪ she started her youtube channel in 2007 and has amassed millions of subscribers since that date

↪ despite numerous controversies and cancellation attempts made by others online, what makes her a standout and the reason she was selected for this project is her “uncancellable”

for those unfamiliar with paytas (♡μ_μ)

paytas as a metaphor for white liberal feminism (^人^)

↪ paytas avoiding accountability through absurdity, performance, and self-victimization

↪ harming marginalized peoples through statements and actions throughout the years

↪ connections to evil white men

↪ farming 'controversy clicks' through racist, anti-semitic, problematic statements

postmodern and intersectional feminisms ヽ(*・ω・)ノ

↪ elimination of the gender binary

↪ justice for trans, non-white, working class, gender non-conforming, non-western peoples

↪ informed by judith butler, bell hooks, angela davis

design and themes ☆*:.。.o(≧▽≦)o.。.:*☆

↪ absurdity and late-stage capitalism

↪ subversion of traditional feminine aesthetics

↪ early web online spaces

↪ inspiration from tracy ma, elena foraker, and maya man

let's see for ourselves 。.:☆*:・'(*⌒―⌒*)))

explore with me!

conclusion (╯✧▽✧)╯

↪ leaving this site, users will at least have knowledge of paytas's actions

↪ ability to decide for themselves whether interacting with her content is worth it

↪ identifying patterns in narratives white women construct when avoiding accountability

↪ paytas copyright striking

thank you so much for your time! (っ˘ω˘ς )

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