Posts tagged "hashtag"

Instagram Has Banned #Curvy

Instagram has added the hashtag #curvy to its banned list, saying that it was being used to share videos and photos that violated their (medieval, regressive, backward) policies about nudity. “Curvy” being generally used to promote female body acceptance, it’s worth mentioning that you can still search #skinny and #thin (although not #thinspo).
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Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 16, 2015

GOP Tweets That Racism Has Ended, Twitter Hashtag Says Otherwise

Hey guys, great news. According to a tweet posted to the GOP’s official Twitter account — acknowledging the 58th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to move to the back of the bus in Birmingham, Alabama — racism has ended. I’m not sure when it happened, but it must have been recently. I was in Pennsylvania…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 1, 2013

#KanyeJobTitles Is The Internet’s Best Response To Kanye’s Latest Boast

Nope, not quite done talking about Kanye’s Big Day Out yet! One of the other notable quotes that came out of Kanye’s mouth yesterday, beyond all the gushing he did about Kim Kardashian, was when he, while telling Angie Martinez why he was dropping Nike and starting a partnership with Adidas, explained his intension to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 27, 2013

The Best Of The #MensRightsMovies Twitter Hashtag

I love reading about how clever trending hashtags are born. The Daily Dot has a post about the currently trending #MensRightsMovies hashtag, which was born out Aaminah Khan’s punning tweet about bronies, above. The hashtag took off almost instantly, with hundreds of others contributing their own hilarious anti-woman/anti-feminist/pro-MRA spins on popular movie titles. Check out…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 22, 2013

Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon Demonstrate How Stupid All Those #Hashtags You Use Really Are

We all know someone — perhaps even are that someone — who abuses the hell out of hashtags on social media. Perhaps showing them this hilarious Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake video will make them realize how ridiculous hashtagging the shit out of everything actually sounds. #getaclue #notclever #cutitout #stfu #likeseriously [Entertainment Weekly]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 25, 2013

#IAskedPolitely And Was Told I Was Overreacting To Sexual Harassment

There’s a new Twitter hashtag #IAskedPolitely chronicling all the times that women have spoken up about sexual harassment/sexual situations in the workplace and not a single thing changed. It’s come about following “Donglegate,” the incident I wrote about earlier this week in which former SendGrid developer evangelist Adria Richards tweeted a picture of a guy

Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2013

The Best Of Twitter’s #WhatToSayAfterSex Hashtag

Twitter’s #WhatToSayAfterSex hashtag is chock full of stupid/awful/offensive/misogynist post-sex one-liners. But there were a few that impressed me. Such as “That was amazing. It [was] like a wild leopard on acid on a roller coaster made of sweets.” Wow. If someone said that to me, I might propose right then and there. Actually, I had no…

Ami Angelowicz / February 1, 2013

“Hashtag” And 10 Other Internet Words You Should Definitely Not Name Your Baby

So, if the Facebook screenshot above is to be believed, someone decided to name their baby “Hashtag,” in honor of their obsession with Twitter (they’re also having some serious trouble spelling the word “weighs,” but that’s another story for another day). In honor of my constantly shrinking amount of faith in the world, I thought thi…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 28, 2012

#IDidNotReport: A Twitter Hashtag Worth Checking Out

Occasionally, Twitter users take on a cause that isn’t just posting pictures of their cats or ruminating on the injustices of waiting in line at Shake Shack. Like today’s hashtag campaign, started by blogger and Twitter-er London Feminist. The #ididnotreport campaign (which definitely comes with a trigger warning for those who have suffered sexual assault…

Julie Gerstein / March 13, 2012