Posts tagged "hashtags"

Kill It With Fire: The #FeministsAreUgly Selfies Were A Damned Embarrassment To Feminism

This Sunday, I looked at my phone to briefly check Twitter. I found, to my surprise, that the number one trending thing on Twitter was the hashtag #feminists are ugly. Also, now that there are descriptions of what the trending hashtags are about, there was a caption underneath it reading “Ugly Feminists Freak Out Over…

Robyn Pennacchia / April 27, 2015

#AllMenCan Crowdsources How Men Can Be Good Allies

“Hashtag activism” gets a bad rap. My thoughts? Hey, it can’t hurt. And I like the idea behind the hashtag #AllMenCan, especially since I think it’s a natural reaction for any human to feel defensive (hence the all-too-common refrain “Not all men!”). It looks to have generated yesterday from the Twitter user @PenguinGalaxy. #AllMenCan crowdsources ideas on how me…

Jessica Wakeman / May 29, 2014

#YesAllWomen: Women Tweet Stories Of Their Personhood Being Violated


Friday night, six people were killed in Isla Vista, California, near the campus of UC Santa Barbara, by Elliot Rodger, a 22-year-old bent on “retribution” for his lack of success with girls. Rodger died as well from, police believe, a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Various YouTube videos, internet forum comments, and a 140-page manifesto (which…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 25, 2014

13 Of Our Favorite #NSAPickupLines

Leave it to the American public to turn invasion of privacy into satire. Since The Wall Street Journal  ran a story last week about how the NSA occasionally uses its eavesdropping power to spy on love interests (spycraft label: LOVEINT), #NSAPickupLines have been sweeping Twitter. Obviously, we had to roundup some of the best ones after the…

Ami Angelowicz / August 27, 2013