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Hi! :~) I write about culture, women, and technology, usually. I value accessible writing and have worked with publications like Pitchfork, Vulture, and Gawker to put more of it into the world. Currently, I'm a newsletter writer at Inverse, and I have a column about women and gaming on Destructoid.  I like jokes about butts, gonzo journalism, and clip art of little mice wearing hats

 
 

Men Are Creating AI Girlfriends and Then Verbally Abusing Them, futurism.com

January 2022

On one hand being able to talk to or take one’s anger out on an unfeeling digital entity could be cathartic.

You Are So Angry: I Am Just A Pupil's "12 Hours of Full Relaxation"
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August, 2021

It’s still difficult for me to put words to how I feel about my life or what I used to do to it, but I’m learning to live with a sense of fractured, no-words chaos.

Who Is the Sex Doll Revolution Really Hurting?, melmagazine.com

August, 2020

They’ll happily lie in bed all day, lips perfectly parted, waiting for you in silence except for the occasional uncomplicated utterance: “Big boobs are my trademark. What’s yours?”

When you're a girl, you get used to blood, destructoid.com

October, 2021

When provoked, video game women bleed in bursts. It flies off of them, thick and brick red if the game was made after 2000, thin and bright if made before. Sometimes it pools quietly, sometimes it’s quick and aggressive, like eating candy that’s too sour.

Is “Undercurrent” the Celebrity Contribution to the Climate Crisis?, observer.com

September, 2021

What are you supposed to feel after spending $45 to look at art made by people who could change real lives with their real money?

"You're a Christian, right?", justpreachy.com

March, 2021

God, why did you do this to me? God, why did you put me here, in this bed, in this dorm with the painted cross on the wall? Would You love me if I took it off the wall and sat on it? 

Contact

ashleybardhan(at)gmail(dot)com