Posts tagged "jezebel"

What’s Up With Defamer Bullying Prince Jackson?

Defamer wrote a post on Michael Jackson’s 17-year-old son Prince Jackson’s apparently totally lame-o lifestyle yesterday, and it strikes me as unnecessarily mean. Here’s a list of everything in that post that made me cringe: “Dumb, embarrassing, fartcloud teenagers” “Swaggy, angsty pubescent boys” “Hanging out with Justin Bieber is much cooler than being the type…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 6, 2015

Jezebel Staff Calls Out Gawker Media For Continually Ignoring Commenter Harassment

The staff of Jezebel.com posted a memo today calling out their employer, Gawker Media, for ignoring the constant harassment they face from trolls in their comments section. The staff describes how users from "anonymous, untraceable burner accounts" frequently post violent rape GIFs in their comment threads, which have to be manually deleted by staffers. Jezebel…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 2014

Another Woman Comes Forward Alleging Sexual Assault By Terry Richardson

Another woman has come forward regarding an alleged sexual assault by the fashion photographer Terry Richardson. Following the news yesterday that New York magazine is doing a cover story about Richardson in which he would be portrayed sympathetically, a woman called "Anna" wrote into Jezebel claiming he pulled out his penis and whacked her i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 11, 2014

Terry Richardson Calls Models’ Complaints About Sexual Abuse A “Witch Hunt”

Fashion photographer Terry Richardson has released a statement (posted to at least Page Six and Huffington Post, so far) defending himself against the mounting complaints from young models who have accused the "porno-chic" photog of sexual abuse. Earlier this week, a former model revealed on Reddit that she was allegedly sexually assaulted by Richardson at…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 14, 2014

Thurston Moore Admits To Cheating On Kim Gordon, Slams Jezebel For Calling Him A Dick

A few months ago, in an interview with ELLE, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon discussed, amongst other things, the breakup of her 30-year-long marriage to bandmate Thurston Moore, after she discovered he was carrying on "a double life" with a "starstruck woman." That woman, Eva Prinz, is still Moore's girlfriend, and he addressed their relationship in an interview

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 7, 2014

Lena Dunham Responds To Jezebel’s Vogue Photo-Retouching Gaffe

After allegedly paying $10,000 for Lena Dunham's unretouched Vogue photos, Jezebel failed to prove their point about how "insidious" the magazine's intentions were. While there was some retouching done on Dunham, it was fairly minimal and completely unremarkable -- a nip here and a pigeon there to make the images look more streamlined. In a…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 21, 2014

Indiegogo Campaign To Raise $10K For Underprivileged Girls In Response To Jezebel Stunt

In response to Jezebel.com's ridic stunt to pay $10,000 for the un-retouched pictures of Lena Dunham in Vogue, bloggers have started an Indiegogo campaign to raise $10K instead for underprivileged girls. Step Up Women's Network, a nonprofit, helps ambitious teen girls learn leadership skills so they can be college-bound and career-ready. Let's all donate! [IndieGogo]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 21, 2014

Surprise! Vogue Didn’t Photoshop The Hell Out Of Lena Dunham After All

Yesterday, the lady blog Jezebel posted that they were willing to pay $10,000 for unretouched photos from Lena Dunham's Vogue cover shoot, writing: Our desire to see these images pre-Photoshop is not about seeing what Dunham herself "really" looks like; we can see that every Sunday night or with a cursory Google search. She's everywhere.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 17, 2014

Frisky Q&A: Anna Holmes, Editor Of The Book Of Jezebel

If you are a lady of a certain age with an Internet connection, chances are you read Jezebel.com. In fact, you might be on it right now.  The blog launched in 2007 and truly proved — to the mainstream media, to our feminist foremothers who complain that women today are apathetic, to men — that…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 24, 2013

Controversial Elle MacPherson Intimates Ad Resurfaces Online

This weekend, I found myself engaged in an impassioned conversation over Twitter with several women, among them Australia's "Bra Queen" Renee Mayne, about a 2004 Elle MacPherson Intimates ad which resurfaced online. The image, which was reportedly made for print, magazine and newspaper ads in Australia, depicts a woman in lingerie, thigh-high stockings and high…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 5, 2013

Who Gives A Crap How Sofia Vergara Spends Her Money, Jezebel?!

I'm not really interested in the aspect of blogging where you go around writing snotty comments about your competitors. We're all in this together and FEMINISM RAH RAH. But last night I read an unnecessarily nasty post on Jezebel tearing "Modern Family" actress Sofia Vergara a new one for the eighth deadliest sin, being a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2013

Teen Girl Kicked Out Of Catholic School For Sexting (Sext Recipients Still At School, Though)

Holy double standard, Batman! Our fellow ladyblog Jezebel has an exclusive today about a 16-year-old Catholic school student in Fairfax, Virginia, who sexted a photo to two lacrosse players at the school, who then shared it with the rest of their team. The girl has been kicked out of school. Everyone on the lacrosse team,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 11, 2013

Blogger Lindy West Faces Her Internet Trolls

This is Jezebel blogger Lindy West performing at Back Fence PDX, a storytelling series in Portland, Oregon. As you can see, Lindy is fat, and her seven minute-long story is about how the viciousness of Internet trolls used to make her cry every day. The site I originally saw Lindy's story posted on promised that…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 2, 2012

The Soapbox: Why Jezebel Was Wrong To Post Images Of A Woman Being Raped

Earlier this week, Anna North, a writer at the women's blog Jezebel, posted an article about a video uploaded to YouTube which appeared to show, in graphic detail, a woman being gang raped. Just writing that sentence made me shudder, as the thought of someone brutally raping a woman, filming it, and then putting it…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 10, 2012

New York Magazine Acknowledges The Feminist Blogosphere

Growing up in the suburban Northeast, I didn't fit in. At my large, mostly-white, upper-middle-class high school, I wasn't the funniest, the smartest, the most charming, or the prettiest: therefore, I didn't really exist. Other kids cared about their Abercrombie & Fitch polos, what went down at the last Dave Matthews Band concert, and the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 1, 2011

Tina Fey Sticks Up For Olivia Munn & Answers The Question, “Is Liz Lemon Ugly?”

GQ: Lady blogs like Jezebel exploded after the episode with the Liz-hires-a-feminist-comic thing. It sure seemed like you were commenting on the outrage when Olivia Munn — hot lady, not necessarily hot comic — was hired on "The Daily Show." Tina Fey: I was actually really pleased that Jezebel got that it was about the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 22, 2011

Online Abortion Vote Is Likely An Anti-Choice Publicity Stunt

Pete and Alisha Arnold made national headlines when, via their site, BirthOrNot.com, the couple asked the public to vote on whether they should have a baby or an abortion. But it appears this was actually an anti-choice publicity stunt. I cannot handle this much nonsense after 4 p.m. on a Friday, but for you, dear…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 19, 2010

Frisky Q&A: The Comediennes Behind The Web Series “Vag Magazine”

Even those of us who proudly call ourselves feminists can admit that sometimes other feminists can be a wee bit extreme. That's why "Vag Magazine," a new webisode series about a cabal of young feminist hipsters who buy out fashion magazine Gemma with proceeds of their Etsy shop and replace it with uber-P.C. mag Vag,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 10, 2010

If Jezebel Finds American Apparel Ads So Offensive, Why Does It Keep Publishing Them?

On feminist blog Jezebel, contributor and former model Jenna Sauers has made criticizing American Apparel one of her key beats. Yesterday, another American Apparel post by Sauers popped up on the site, but this time with a different, more defensive angle: "The Reason We Keep Showing American Apparel Softcore." See, most of the time Jezebel…

By: Susannah Breslin / August 25, 2010

Ann Taylor Caught Photoshopping Skinny Model Even Skinnier

Ann Taylor knows what sells clothes: thin. Yesterday afternoon, Jezebel noticed that an item on AnnTaylor.com was originally depicted by a skinny model in a tank top, but three seconds later, the page re-boots and the skinny model has magically dropped 20 lbs. around her midsection. Some might say the image was airbrushed beyond looking…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 4, 2010
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