Posts tagged "buzzfeed"

Three Transgender Firsts: Buzzfeed, Bravo, And The White House

There are three transgender firsts in the media today: Bravo has cast its first-ever transgender “Real Housewife,” BuzzFeed has its first-ever transgender staff writer, and the White House has hired the first-ever transgender staffer!
Fan favorite NeNe Leakes is going to be leaving “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” in the show’s eighth season, so Bravo has

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 18, 2015

My Reaction To “Men React To Their Girlfriends Being Catcalled”? BLAH BLAH BLAH

There is a strange, pervasive trend in the great content scheme that, for some reason, highlights the reactions of men to things that women experience and go through every single day. This is a formula that was pioneered by Buzzfeed’s Try Guys, a merry group of diverse men who gamely try things that women go…

Megan Reynolds / July 29, 2015

The Soapbox: Spreading Unsubstantiated Theories About Sandra Bland’s Death Won’t Bring Her Justice

Though there has been plenty of sound reporting on the facts of the case, there has also been no shortage of conspiracy theories circulating the internet — including one that claims Bland was lying on the ground in her mug shot photo, the insinuation being that the young woman was dead already.

Tiffanie Drayton / July 28, 2015

35 Things About Chuck Johnson That May Or May Not Be True, Who Knows???

In the spirit of Chuck Johnson’s style of journalism, here are some sentences that include the words “Chuck Johnson.”…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 3, 2015

House GOP Softens Draconian Immigration Bill With Buzzfeed-Style GIFs

Oh look! The Government thinks it’s Buzzfeed!
Apparently, the GOP is trying to demonstrate that they are hip to what the young people are into these days by issuing a press release regarding the “Michael Davis, Jr., and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act”– an aggressive anti-immigration bill, in the manner of…

Robyn Pennacchia / March 20, 2015

What Are We Feeling When We’re Feeling “Fat”?

Remember the “fat is not a feeling” hashtag? The phrase has been around for a long time, but it trended as a hashtag last October, when Facebook added “fat” to their “feeling” statuses, complete with a smiling face with implied double-chin and rosy, cherubic cheeks. I mean, it’s a cute little emoticon, but it made…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 9, 2015

How Cute, Women Drinking Whiskey Like They’re Big Strong Men

I’m not saying I wouldn’t get along with the lady staffers at Buzzfeed, but Buzzfeed clearly does not employ women like my friends, for whom drinking whiskey isn’t this big, crazy, new thing. I don’t think I know anyone who hasn’t at least tried whiskey. Also, what’s with the faces? They look like Malôrt faces. For…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 8, 2014

Guys Saying “I Love You” To Their Best Friends: I Have Questions

I’m not going to lie, male friendship is a mystifying thing to me. Whenever I overhear dude friends having really personal conversations, I feel like I’m hiding behind a bush observing a unicorn. Most of my best friends have been guys, and specifically straight guys, but our friendships have always taken on a different tenor…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 7, 2014

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

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’…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 23, 2014

Buzzfeed’s Street Harassment Video Is Cathartic but Incorrect

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 13, 2014

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 website…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2014

BuzzFeed Publishes Anti-Planned Parenthood Article Written By Personhood USA

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…

Jessica Wakeman / August 23, 2013

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

Jessica Wakeman / September 13, 2012

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

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]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 18, 2012