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The Soapbox: The Self-Righteous Bullies Of Tumblr And Their Feminist Apologists

I’d been planning to let the issue of the Nice Guys of OK Cupid blog on Tumblr slide. [NOTE: The blog has since been taken down.] It is pretty depressing from every perspective.

Ally Fogg | January 7, 2013 - 12:00 pm

“Fat TV Anchor” Jennifer Livingston On “Ellen”

If you thought Jennifer Livingston was the shit before, now you’re going to want to marry her. A video of the Wisconsin news anchor went viral last week when she…

Jessica Wakeman | October 10, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Wisconsin News Anchor Responds To Fat Shamer In Powerful, Inspiring Fashion

When I was in elementary school, I was teased constantly and mercilessly about my weight. Classmates called me fat, ugly, worthless, disgusting, and for awhile my official nickname seemed to…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 2, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Sikh Woman Stands Up To Online Bullying About Her Facial Hair (And Gets Apology)

Recently, a Sikh woman named Balpreet Kaur learned a photo of herself  had been posted on the “Funny” section of the website Reddit, where users mocked her facial hair,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 27, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Girl Talk: The Girls In The Clique (And How I Accidentally Flashed Them)

I didn’t know girls still did cliques at this age. I mean, I guess I could’ve figured it out, but I didn’t really give it much thought.

I…

Kate Fridkis | July 10, 2012 - 12:00 pm

I Went Camping, And All I Got Was Harassed By The Police

There is a saying by artist Barbara Krueger Jenny Holzer that “abuse of power comes as no surprise,” and wow, was that true this weekend, when my friends and I…

Julie Gerstein | July 5, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Jay Smooth Calls On Men To Challenge Anti-Feminist Internet Trolls

All feminist blogger Anita Sarkeesian wanted to do was create a new project aimed at examining common tropes in video games through a feminist lens. Sarkeesian, who blogs at FeministFrequency.com,…

Julie Gerstein | June 20, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Tyler Clementi’s Ex-Roommate Dharun Ravi Sentenced To 30 Days In Jail

“I do believe he acted out of colossal insensitivity.” 

This was the judge who presided over the trial of Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers University student who was

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Model Commits Suicide After Internet Trolls Attack

Bullying: it’s not just for kids. Claudia Boerner, 32, British model from a competitive cooking TV show, committed suicide recently, apparently because she being viciously attacked by Internet trolls. Trolls trashed…

Jessica Wakeman | April 9, 2012 - 3:00 pm

It’s On: The Battle Over The “Bully” Rating Heads To Washington

The public outcry over the harsh R rating for the documentary Bully has hit a new level and headed straight to the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the people who granted that rating,…

The Mary Sue | March 16, 2012 - 3:10 pm

Dharun Ravi, Roommate Of Gay Rutgers Student Tyler Clementi, Found Guilty Of Hate Crimes

Dharun Ravi, the former roommate of Tyler Clementi, a gay Rutgers University student who committed suicide, was convicted this morning of hate crimes. Twenty-year-old Ravi used a webcam set up…

Jessica Wakeman | March 16, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Girl Talk: I Went To Prom With My Bully

Yesterday, Lady Gaga launched her anti-bullying foundation, Born This Way, at Harvard University. This got me thinking of my own days as a bullied pre-teen—and the sweet revenge I was…

Kiri Blakeley | March 2, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: 50 Percent Of Elementary School Teachers Hear Sexist Comments At School

Almost 50 percent of elementary school teachers surveyed by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) say they have heard sexist comments in their school. Nearly the same percentage…

Jessica Wakeman | January 18, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Powerful Anti-Bullying Video From Teen Jonah Mowry

I really have no words for this other than I wish I could reach through the screen and give this young man the biggest hug ever. While I am glad…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 5, 2011 - 10:40 am

Today’s Lady News: Bar Patron Stiffs Waitress, Suggests She Lose Weight

If you’re going to stiff your waitress a tip and scrawl “You could stand to lose a few pounds” on your receipt, maybe you shouldn’t do it after giving…

Jessica Wakeman | October 10, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Supermodel Lindsey Wixson Was Teased, Too

Seventeen-year-old Lindsey Wixson is one of the modeling world’s biggest sensations, but life wasn’t always Gucci, Prada, and miles of stark white runways. Before she broke big on the…

Julie Gerstein | September 26, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Girl Talk: My Bully Was My Best Friend

I met Rebecca when I was eight and forced by my parents to join an AYSO soccer team called the “Killer Bees” because my mom thought it imperative that even…

Maude Standish | May 5, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Roommate Of Tyler Clementi, Rutgers Suicide Kid, Faces Hate Crime Charges

In September, the country was shocked when Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old Rutgers freshman, committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge in NYC after he learned his roommate had…

Jessica Wakeman | April 21, 2011 - 3:15 pm

When Is Cosmetic Surgery The Answer To Bullying?

Bringing a whole new meaning the concept of “It gets better!” ABC News asks in an article about children getting plastic surgery procedures, “When is cosmetic surgery the answer to…

Jessica Wakeman | April 5, 2011 - 11:20 am

Alye Pollack, We Love You

Meet 13-year-old Alye Pollack. The 8th grader lives in Westport, CT, and has been bullied every day by her classmates since 6th grade. In response, she posted this amazing…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 31, 2011 - 1:20 pm