“Maybe as games grow up, their audiences are too.”

“We emotionally anthropomorphize the disease, we take it personally. We’re suddenly at war and the body count rises.”

// Syaibatul Hamdi

“With HIV, we can prosecute it, or we can prevent it. You can’t do both.”

Vintage HIV/AIDS poster from by the CDC // Wikimedia

At first glance, the show seems like it wants to warn viewers of the dangers of social media, but the players’ disdain for catfish reveals the deeper message: even online, people want to see real, authentic humans and forge connections with them.

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“The Southern way of treating it is like a disease, like sex is something that once you catch it, you know, you’re just going to be carrying it around.”

// Collector’s Weekly

“Areas that have had a lot of oppression also by nature have a lot of resistance, and Georgia has a really strong history of social justice work in the state.”

Women suffragists picketing in front of the White House, 1917. Photo labeled for reuse

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Emily Rose Thorne

Writer, journalist, and podcast witch living in Georgia. Focusing on gender, sexuality & social justice. Bylines: Business Insider, The Lily & more. They/them.

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