There’s a big story in Canada this week about a bright teenage girl in BC – Amanda Todd – who just committed suicide after years of “cyberbullying.” What’s absolutely insane to me is that all the coverage I’ve seen or heard is so stripped of feminist perspective no one is even *mentioning* that the catalyst of her story is online sexual predation (she was flattered into showing her breasts after chatting with boys/men online and then systematically blackmailed with the images). Sexual harassment, predation, misogyny, gender relations — none of it gets mentioned. Just “cyberbullying.” In the age of Girls, have the inroads feminism has made been entirely paved over and neutralized by an antiseptic aversion to anything that explicitly confronts real social power relations? To the abuse, shame, and misery that — contra Sex in the City — feminism’s political content names? Doubtless there are many factors in Amanda Todd’s suicide. Let’s not allow a buzzword like “cyberbullying” to paper them over. Perhaps we should even ask if Todd’s own reliance on this word and the catchall “haters” in her final communiques suggests a tragic curtailment of the very vocabulary she needed to name and understand the sources of her own oppression.