Posts tagged "reddit"

Let Operation Harpoon Make You Feel Terrible About Your Body!

It came from the bowels of Reddit. …

Megan Reynolds / August 20, 2015

Reddit Finally Bans White Supremacist Subreddits – But Not For Content

Last night, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman announced in a post about content policy that the site’s worst white supremacist communities would be banned. Among those banned are “CoonTown,” “WatchNiggersDie,” “bestofcoontown,” “koontown,” “CoonTownMods,” and “CoonTownMeta.”
Huffman mentioned that these subreddits weren’t banned for their racist content. He explained:
“We are banning a handful of communities that…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 6, 2015

Reddit Makes Cosmetic Changes, Keeps The Racism And Misogyny

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman explained in an AMA (“ask me anything”) on Thursday that the site will ban subreddits and content that “harasses, bullies, or abuses an individual or group of people (these behaviors intimidate others into silence)” but will provide an opt-in for NSFW content, as well as:
“Content that is difficult to define,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 17, 2015

Surprise: Another Female CEO Is Blamed For Inherited Company Problems

Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao just had to step down on Friday following a petition as well as a flood of death threats from users amid controversy at the tech company.
Last week she apologised for letting down users after Reddit fired its director of talent, Victoria Taylor, who created the site’s famous “AMA” forums.

Katrin Higher / July 11, 2015

Reddit Bans “Fat People Hate” And Other Subreddits Accused Of Harassment

Reddit’s new anti-harassment policy aims to protect users from harassment and brigading.

Robyn Pennacchia / June 11, 2015

Reddit Finally Has An Anti-Harassment Policy Under Ellen Pao’s Leadership

Which, of course, had led to a lot of misguided conversations about “free speech.”…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 15, 2015

WHOOPS: Anti-Gay Protesters Are Sending People To A Hardcore Gay Porn Site

When these anti-gay protesters set up shop in front of the Carolina Rebellion Music Festival (sponsored, natch, by Monster Energy Drinks, the official energy drink of Satan), they forgot one sort of important thing! Their website had actually expired and the domain name was up for sale.
Enter Reddit user SodomyTickles, who snatched up said domai…

Robyn Pennacchia / May 12, 2015

Here Are The Many Ways You Can Use A Dildo For Things Other Than Sex

Do you want to make your caipirinhas with a discount dick? Probably not.

Beejoli Shah / April 1, 2015

Of Course Redditors Are Whining About The Site’s Revenge Porn Rule

You may have heard about Reddit’s new take-down policy, which states the following:
No matter who you are, if a photograph, video, or digital image of you in a state of nudity, sexual excitement, or engaged in any act of sexual conduct, is posted or linked to on reddit without your permission, it is prohibited…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 2, 2015

Watch This Series On The Reality Of Gay Conversion Therapy

VICE has finished up its three-part series on gay conversion therapy. [VICE]
Erskine College in South Carolina has issued a statement that it is officially anti-gay, after two volleyball players came out at the college. [RawStory]
The U.S. Department of Education has found the New York Public Schools in violation of Title IX for…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 27, 2015

Kristin Chenoweth Is A Manscaping Pro And All-Around Awesome Human

My soul twin Kristin Chenoweth hung out on Reddit Monday for an Ask Me Anything, and we learned that she’s game for a “Wicked” movie, loves chain restaurants (me too, girl), and is ace at manscaping. Kristin always seems to have such a genuine vibe about her in interviews, and her AMA is no different.

Claire Hannum / February 4, 2015

Dear Facebook: My Name Is NOT Elizabeth Gallagher

Hi. My name is Ross von Metzke. I’m a 35-year-old gay male living in Southern California. Blonde hair, green eyes, 6’0”. Did I mention I’m male?

But according to Facebook, for the last 24 hours, my name has been Elizabeth Gallagher.

Why?

If I’m being honest, it’s my ow…

Ross von Metzke / November 5, 2014

Some Fappeners Are Demonstrating Stunning Self-Awareness In Response To Jennifer Lawrence’s Righteous Outrage

Now that Jennifer Lawrence has spoken out about “The Fappening,” the unauthorized released of hacked nude photos of (mostly) female celebrities, some Fappeners on Reddit are sounding self-aware if not exactly apologetic. Here’s what users on r/FappeningDiscussion, one of the few subreddits allowed to exist after the initial hack, are saying:
“I would agree…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 8, 2014

Reddit, Why Haven’t You Removed This Pro-Rape Subreddit?

Hey guys, there’s a new baby subreddit called Philosophy of Rape that advocates for raping women. Not just advocates, of course, but gushes over it, calls it “Correction”-with-a-capital-C, says that it was historically a corrective action for sluts. I’ll get to the historical accuracy of that statement in a second, because the pure outrage i…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 3, 2014

10 Questions I Have For The Guy Who Accidentally Microwaved His Stool Sample At Work

The subreddit Today I Fucked Up is a source of endless amusement, full of truly facepalm-worthy tales of shame and embarrassment, but I think maybe it has finally reached its pinnacle with this particular tale of woe. While I’m not naive enough to think this fantastically foul story is absolutely 100 percent true, nor do…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2014

Celeb Nude Pic Leak Includes Underage Photos Of McKayla Maroney, Constitutes Child Porn

This weekend’s #CelebGate nude photo leak — also known as “The Fappening” — has gotten even more unsavory. Amongst the many hundreds of alleged celeb nude photos  — stolen from personal smartphones and hard drives by hackers and then uploaded to 4chan and Reddit — are a handful of photos of gymnast McKayla Maroney, who,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 2, 2014

Nick Offerman Reciting Reddit “Shower Thoughts” Will Help You Get Your Philosophy On

Nick Offerman, who brings us the beloved Ron Swanson on “Parks And Recreation,” teamed up with Mashable to read some of the most brilliant tidbits from the subreddit r/ShowerThoughts and raise money for charity: water. Watch and expand your mind. The shower is, after all, the place where we come up with our most (useless) profound thoughts.

Claire Hannum / August 22, 2014

True Story: I Tried No-Fap And It Sucked (For Me)

This month, Tim Ferriss of The 4-Hour Work Week and a bunch of his dude readers are going without booze and masturbation in order to up their testosterone levels and be, um, greater in general, I guess. I don’t currently possess the aversion to Tim Ferriss as a human being that the incredibly witty Samantha

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 5, 2014

True Story: I Was A Reddit Gone Wild Girl

Here’s something I kept private for a good long time: I was, once upon a time, jane_doe_eyed and RexyRockit on Reddit, and specifically on Reddit’s GoneWild subforum. Ta-da! Hello. You can see a lot of my skin on the Internet. Someone reading this might have pictures of me cached on their hard drive. Nice to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 2, 2014
1 2