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True Story: My Picture Was Stolen And Used For A Fat-Shaming, Anti-Feminist Meme On Facebook

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I’ve always been someone who wasn’t scared to share pics of myself online or to post a profile picture. In fact, I always enjoyed sharing pictures of myself with friends or in the Facebook pages I helped run for different groups I am involved with at my university.

That was until I received an awkward, random message on OkCupid as I was going to sleep a couple of nights ago:

“…I am messaging because I saw meme with your photo earlier tonight. … I hate to be the one to let you know that. Hopefully they get flagged and its [sic] taken down.”

At first, I wasn’t sure if I believed him. See, when you are openly fat and feminist on a dating site, it isn’t uncommon for randoms to harass you. For whatever reason I felt like he was sincere, so I messaged him back and tried to figure out what page he saw it on. I looked on anti-feminist subreddits, I checked the Facebook page he thought it was on, and I couldn’t find anything. I chalked it up to exactly what I thought it was, another OkCupid douche canoe messing with me. Keep reading »

Muslim Women In India Warned Not To Post “Selfies” On Facebook

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Selfies are a plague for the modern social media account — they also pose a conundrum for how religious values correspond with technology. Recently, Islamic clerics in India have indicated to young Muslim women that they should refrain from posting selfies on Facebook and other social networking sites, because it would violate the edict that only their close male relatives should see their faces. Said one cleric:

Uploading pictures on Facebook or other social networking sites should be avoided. As per the Islamic traditions showing your face to unknown and unrelated men is prohibited. Moreover, these pictures can be misused by any person. Social networking sites should be used for better things than displaying ones physical beauty.

Additionally, young Muslims were warned about pursuing romantic relationships over social media. While Twitter, Facebook and other accounts are allowed, they should be used for “business purposes or … constructive purposes” only, another Islamic leader explained. [Telegraph UK] [Image of woman taking selfie via Shutterstock]

5 Facebook Fails That Keep You Coming Back For More

It’s hard to deny that Facebook is one of the most addictive guilty pleasures on the Internet. As much as we hate the idiots that clutter our feeds with stupid comments, it does give us something to laugh at.

Check out these five Facebook fails that are among the stupidest in recent memory (our memory being about two days old). Read more at TruTV…

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Allow me to introduce myself! I’m Katie Oldenburg, the new Social Media Manager for The Frisky, where I’ll serve as your go-to for all Frisky-related things on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. You name it, I’m your gal.

This being my area of expertise, I’ve compiled a list of things you DON’T want to do on social media because if you want to avoid pissing people off and losing friends. Maybe even family members. Click onward for some social media DON’TS along with better alternatives. Keep reading »

Dating Don’ts: About Fake-Friending

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Dating Don'ts: Why Platonic Friends Shouldn't Fake-Friend The New Girlfriend

The scenario is a common one – it’s happened to me and, while writing this piece, I did an informal survey and asked a handful of women in my life if they were familiar with the phenomenon of fake-friending. All them were. And almost all of them – myself included – admitted to having been on both sides. As a person with a lot of close male friends, I’ve fake-friended multiple new girlfriends in the interest of research (Because really? Her? Is she funny or something? He told me he doesn’t even like brunettes!), and I’ve been the new girlfriend who suddenly had a suspiciously good-looking college friend of my new boyfriend Facebook messaging me that “we should get together.”

It usually goes like this: a man and a woman begin dating and eventually get to a point where they start to meet each other’s friends. If they are well-adjusted, normal adults, they will probably have friends of both genders. Maybe it’s awesome. Maybe the new girlfriend and the female friends genuinely have a lot in common — they do have similar taste in men, after all — and everyone becomes friends and the world continues to turn in perfect harmony.

But probably, because humans are just sacks of guts and hormones, at least one of those female friends will likely have or have had feelings for the newly-spoken-for. Maybe they dated or slept together once (or for a while*) and it didn’t work out. Whatever the specifics, the dynamic is the same: the female friend doesn’t necessarily want to date the guy, but she doesn’t want him dating that girl. And instead of admitting that (and thus, admitting her feelings), the platonic female friend will launch an attack of niceness. Keep reading »

14 Friends Everyone Has On Facebook

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If you’re like us, you’ve had a Facebook profile for years and have somehow accrued hundreds and hundreds of “friends.” Maybe you only see about 20 of them in real life. So what? You feel connected to all of these people’s lives, even if you can’t remember who they are anymore. Facebook friends can be confusing, so let us help simplify them for you. Here are the 14 types of Facebook friends that everybody has… Keep reading »

More Brides Are Choosing To Keep Their Maiden Names, According To Facebook Study

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A wife taking her husband’s name is pretty much the essence of traditional marriage. But an increasing number of women, especially young women, are choosing to keep their own last names when they are married, according to a study by Facebook.

The social networking site took the names of women whose relationship statuses were set as “Married” and compared these names with the names of their husbands. Overall, about a third of women are now choosing to keep their last names when they marry. Researchers found that about 38 percent of women in their 20s took their husband’s name, while 26 percent of women in their 30s did.  Only 12 percent of women in their 60s kept their own name. Keep reading »

Hitched: I’m So Glad I Didn’t Have An “Unplugged” Wedding

It’s in The New York Times, so I guess “unplugged” weddings are a thing, at least among the handsome and affluent people who see themselves in the Paper of Record’s style section.

In a column called “This Life” (imagine saying it the way you’d say “This guy! Can you believe this guy!?” and columns wondering whether families should “create a mission statement similar to ones many companies use to identify their core values” become a lot easier to stomach), writer Bruce Feiler tackles the issue of the “unplugged” wedding. That’s when people getting married are either so important and famous that selling a blurry cell phone shot from the back row of the ceremony might score guests a four-digit payment from Us Weekly, or when people getting married think that they are.

What happens: guests are told to surrender their smartphones, cameras, spy pens, sketch pads and uncommonly good photographic memories to an “attendant” before the ceremony, because they cannot be trusted to properly appreciate the gravity of the event with technology in-hand. Keep reading »

True Story: My Ex-Boyfriend Announced That He’s HIV-Positive On Facebook

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This piece originally appeared on Role/Reboot. Republished here with permission.

An email arrives from an old friend with the name of your ex-boyfriend in the subject line. In the body of the email, just this: “I’m totally shocked. When was the last time you talked to him?” You sigh, what now? Is he getting married? Having a baby? You head to Facebook, the one-stop shop for dirt on old flames. No wedding announcement, no ultrasound. Instead, there’s a video. Same crooked grin, same floppy hair, and this:

“This is a clip of me taking my first dose of Atripla, which is a combination antiretroviral drug. My name is Jake Earl, and on May 13, 2013 I was diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).” 

There’s chaos in your brain for 30 seconds before you’re able to make some sense of what you’re seeing. Order descends and you start a convoluted march through a series of reactions: Self-preservation. Nostalgia. Anger. Fear. Curiosity. Admiration? Keep reading »

Facebook Vows To Revisit Policy On Violence Against Women Following Feminist Campaign

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  • Facebook has vowed to update its policy on gender-based hate speech following a successful campaign by feminist media group WAM, in which 15 companies and counting pulled their advertising from Facebook. Activists pointed out to companies how their ads are running alongside content that depicts sexual violence against women. You can read Facebook’s statement on hate speech, posted this afternoon, here.  [Woman Action MediaThink ProgressWomen Action Media]
  • The Supreme Court told Indiana to stop messing with Planned Parenthood. [Raw Story]
  • The Washington Post published an entire article about the White House counsel’s …. shoes. [Washington Post]
  • Speaking at the West Point graduation this weekend, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the “scourge” of sexual violence in the military must be “stamped out.” [CNN]
  • Actress Ashley Judd is not running for senator of Kentucky, but Heather French Henry, a 2000 Miss America pageant winner, just might. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »
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