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Buzzfeed Asks What It’s Like To Be A Woman On The Internet

Her face says it all

Big hint on this video: Don’t look at the comments.

Buzzfeed Yellow interviewed nine women writers, podcasters, bloggers, comedians, journalists, and artists to talk about their experience with online commenters. I mean, I think we all know where this is going, because if you’re here, you’ve probably read about this in the past. It’s just nice that Buzzfeed put some faces and voices to the experiences of rape threats, body-shaming, mansplaining, and sexual harassment. Keep reading »

Buzzfeed’s Street Harassment Video Is Cathartic but Incorrect

Buzzfeed's Street Harassment Video Is Cathartic but Incorrect
Amusing But Not Entirely Accurate!
Mansplaining Catcalls
7 Responses To Mansplanations About Street Harassment
Seven responses to mansplanations about street harassment. Read More »

I’m not even going to pretend that I didn’t watch Buzzfeed’s What Men Are Really Saying When Catcalling Women video (above). Like, a good 20 times. Earlier in the day I’d written on my Tumblr about being catcalled six times in an hour while I was trying to run errands, and it was super-cathartic to laugh at the pathetic idiots who catcall me every time I do so much as leave my apartment.

Except, well, that’s not exactly true. The Buzzfeed video makes a variety of arguments as to why men catcall women: They don’t know how to empathize with women, they do it to feel manly, they want to look cool; but more than anything, the video makes catcallers out to be lonely, sexually frustrated losers who can’t get a date and compensate by being sexually forward to strangers. There are two problems with characterizing catcallers this way. First, the next logical step in this line of thinking is, “Well, if women would just give them attention, they’d stop,” which again puts the onus on women to placate men for our own sense of well-being. Keep reading »

Coming Soon: Clickhole, The Onion’s Buzzfeed/Upworthy Parody Website

Coming Soon: Clickhole, The Onion's Buzzfeed/Upworthy Parody Website

Get ready to bookmark! Yesterday, in a presentation to advertisers, The Onion’s “Jim Haggerty” (an Onion News Network host played by Brad Holbrook) announced that the company was launching a new site called Clickhole, which will put “content and sponsored posts side by side, with barely any distinction between them.” Clearly a parody of click-baiting, time-sucking websites like Buzzfeed and Upworthy, Haggerty promised, ”People will climb into this click hole and find content so interesting they won’t be able to keep it to themselves. Every post is engineered to be as shareable as possible, so it spreads like a deadly wildfire on social media.” Some examples of Clickhole’s content include: Keep reading »

BuzzFeed Publishes Anti-Planned Parenthood Article Written By Personhood USA

Texas Abortion Ban
Texas wants to ban abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy. Read More »
Not This Crap Again
Rep. Trent Franks
Rep. Trent Franks says pregnancy from rape is rare. Read More »
Idiot Politician
steve king
... says he's never heard of a girl getting pregnant from rape or incest. Read More »
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  • BuzzFeed actually ran a “listicle” written anti-abortion group Personhood USA, “8 Outrageous Things Planned Parenthood Was Caught Doing,” which includes items like “Taking money to abort African-American babies.” What the fuck, BuzzFeed? How the hell did this get editorially greenlit? [BuzzFeed]
  • Domonique Newburn, 32, a transgender woman and the star of a web-based reality series called “Hollywood Houseboys” was found dead in Fontanta, California this week.  Newburn isn’t the only trans woman who has been victim of a violent crime recently: Islan Nettles, 21, of New York City, was attacked last week in Harlem and succumbed to her injuries last night. [USA Today] Keep reading »

BuzzFeed Tries To Ignite Controversy Over Photo Of Jessica Simpson’s Infant Daughter In A Bikini

Jessica On "Katie"
Jessica Simpson shilled for Weight Watchers on "Katie." Read More »
Jess Gives Birth!
Jessica welcomes a daughter, Maxwell Drew. Read More »
Jess' Extra Pounds
Jessica says her baby weight makes her more relatable. Read More »
Jessica Mummy-To Be
Jessica Simpson is pregnant for sure. Read More »
maxwell baby jessica simpson bikini

Look, I probably wouldn’t put my hypothetical infant daughter in a bikini. But I don’t think we need to slut-shame … er, baby-shame? — Jessica Simpson for dressing her infant daughter Maxwell in a yellow crochet bikini. Simpson shared the pic when she appeared on “Katie” on Monday and BuzzFeed posted a screengrab of the pic with a post simply entitled “Why is Jessica Simpson’s baby in a bikini?” I don’t know … because it was just summer? Keep reading »

What If Everyone Who Does Duckface Is Actually Eating Invisible Spaghetti?

10 Photo Poses To Retire
These popular poses deserve a break. Read More »
FB Friend Dealbreakers
These infractions will get you unfriended. Read More »
Your Profile Photo
The dos and don'ts of the all-important online dating profile pic. Read More »

So here it is. Categorical proof that people who insist on doing the duckface pose in photos are actually operating on a different plane of consciousness, contentedly sucking down noodles from a floating plate of spaghetti that we mortals are unable to see. Suddenly I’m questioning everything I ever thought to be true. [Buzzfeed]

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