The Equality Act, a piece of proposed legislation that would provide employment, housing, education, and financial protections for LGBT Americans, has found some very powerful friends in the form of corporate support. Apple, Nike, Facebook, American Airlines, General Mills, Levi Strauss, and Dow Chemicals are all coming out in favor of the act.
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And: Afghanistan’s first female Supreme Court nominee wasn’t approved by its Parliament, Facebook made a feminist tweak to the “Friends” icon, and Martha Washington used to be featured on American currency. More »
I know that there is a strong correlation between people who defend racism on the internet and people who, when challenged, will resort to misogynist attacks. Here is one such example. More »
Brazilian developers have created a social networking site called Faceglória for Christians that blocks erotic content of any kind whatsoever, and also swear words, and also gay stuff. It’s attracted 100,000 members in its first month.
The upside to not having sex and gay stuff and swear words on Faceglória is that instead… More »
Facebook’s research is way less ethical than it could and should be. More »
Facebook has been seriously up my ass about dudes I’ve slept with lately. First, the People You May Know feature managed to get access to my iPhone contacts so suddenly one night stands — hell, even guys I just made out with — were suddenly suggested “friends.” But then, for whatever reason, I started noticing far too many status updates from… More »
The imperative to be “chill” in relationships is killing the actual process of falling in love with someone, which is a decidedly un-chill thing to do. More »
The most shocking finding from the DOJ report on Ferguson is that more than 75 percent of Ferguson residents have standing arrest warrants. More »
Facebook has removed its “feeling fat” emoji, hurrah! [The Verge]
Doxxing and revenge porn have now been explicitly banned on Twitter. [Gizmodo]
Part of the sexism problem in tech is sexism toward female entrepreneurs. [The Atlantic]
What do men know about masculinity? This writer went to a masculinities conference to find… More »
The University of Oregon is claiming that they can access a rape victim’s counseling records from the help she sought on-campus after her assault as part of their investigation — and technically, they’re right. More »
Let this be an example of why Facebook invitations SUCK. More »
Yesterday, Facebook announced new measures to help users who might be at risk for self-harm. It’s become too common that we hear stories about Facebook users who speak to their distress and end up hurting themselves or worse, and in the meantime, their friends don’t know what to do.
Facebook’s new tool will allow… More »
Facebook’s developers are working on a virtual reality version of the social network. Oh my god, just kill me now.
Facebook acquired Oculus VR last year, and at first everyone was like, “Why?” Well, now we know. Facebook wants us to dive deeper into the biggest timesuck humanity has ever known. Facebook’s CPO,… More »
Over the last five months, I’ve been going the Nick Briz Facebook escape route and, instead of “deleting” my profile with the possibility of coming back to it later, I’ve been deleting all of my activity on Facebook so that there’s just nothing there. Briz’s web site offers codes that you can plug in to… More »
Planning for our eventual demise is never a fun thing. I don’t know if I know anyone who has gotten around to getting a will together yet. I certainly haven’t. I mean, it’s not like I have much in the way of actual property. I’m probably not going to spend an afternoon detailing who gets… More »
My Facebook feed is exploding with new babies. Adorable, squishy, big-eyed baby pictures are popping up all over the place, and most of them belong to first time parents. One of the great things about social media is that I have easy access to an array of newborn cuteness, from friends across the globe. At… More »
Sixteen-year-old Anthony Lyons is undergoing chemo for acute lymphoblastic leukemia in a Phoenix hospital, and one thing that makes him smile through his treatment is man’s best friend. Sometimes he receives therapy dog visits at the hospital, but family friend Roberta Lucero-Koron created a Facebook page for the days he doesn’t, asking that users submit photos… More »
The thing about being white is you end up with a lot of white friends. They’re people you went to school with, people you worked with, even people you’re related to. Some white people are all right, but a lot of them are kind of awful. I’m not even really that super good of a… More »