Posts tagged "trolls"

Edward Scissorhands Defender Expertly Trolls Live HLN Segment On Edward Snowden

If you’re a news producer looking for a guest to discuss a serious topic like Edward Snowden joining Twitter, and for some reason you book a guy with the username @fart, well, you have…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 30, 2015 - 3:30 pm

10,000 Transphobic Dipshits Petition To Have Caitlyn Jenner’s Olympic Medals Revoked

Congratulations on getting attention, we’re sorry your parents didn’t give you enough of it.

Robyn Pennacchia | June 4, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Just Look At This Asshole: Katie Hopkins Is At It Again, Calls Angelina Jolie “Smug” For Having Her Ovaries Removed

Remember Katie Hopkins, the woman who took great delight in trashing Kelly Clarkson’s body on various talk shows after her cruel fat-shaming tweets went viral? This little ray of sunshine…

Claire Hannum | March 26, 2015 - 2:00 pm

If Assholes Won’t Stop Caring About Cellulite, Women Will Just Have To Do It For Them

Iggy Azalea is quitting Twitter, and normally I wouldn’t care, but this tweet really got me:
Just got back from a great vacation, came online and saw apparently it’s shocking…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 19, 2015 - 3:40 pm

I’m Not Praising Twitter For Wanting To Eradicate Trolls Until They Actually Do It

Two weeks ago, writer Lindy West appeared on This American Life to talk about internet trolls, confronting one particularly cruel troll of the hundreds who verbally abuse her online, and the…

Beejoli Shah | February 6, 2015 - 10:00 am

My New Year’s Resolution: Choose Oultrage Over Outrage

I find it edifying to look up the definitions and etymology of words that represent abstractions. Today it’s “outrage.” It’s being talked about a lot, not least of all because…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 22, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Brianna Wu Speaks Up About The GamerGate Threats That Chased Her Out Of Her Home

Brianna Wu, the game developer who was chased out of her home by graphic and widely publicized rape and death threats issued by GamerGate supporters, is now speaking up about…

Dennis Scimeca | October 16, 2014 - 11:00 am

Facebook Apologizes To LGBT Community After Realizing One Troll Has Been Causing Most Of The Legal-Names Trouble

Is anyone else surprised that now that the two-week deadline for “real names” on Facebook is up, Facebook has apologized to the LGBT activists who have been fighting it and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 5, 2014 - 9:30 am

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 3, 2014 - 12:30 pm

The US Prison System Exposes Trans* Inmates To Rape

The US prison system neglects the needs of trans* inmates and exposes them to rape. [VICE]
Emily Gould writes about why ignoring online trolls isn’t enough.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 2, 2014 - 5:35 pm

UK Troll Sentenced To 18 Weeks In Prison For Rape Threats

Remember last year, when a UK politician was supporting an effort to get Jane Austen put on the 10-pound note and got flooded with rape threats on Twitter? No? I…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 30, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Yes, I Have Emotional Disorders; No, I Won’t Be Ashamed Of It

I’ve said it briefly before, but I want to say it again in more depth: I’m not ashamed of my emotional disorder. In the six months since I started writing…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 26, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Supreme Court To Rule On Online Threats

It’s three months away, but it’s groundbreaking and past due: This December, the Supreme Court will rule on whether online threats are protected by the First Amendment based on whether…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 18, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Jezebel Staff Calls Out Gawker Media For Continually Ignoring Commenter Harassment

The staff of 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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 11, 2014 - 5:32 pm

Lily Allen Confronts Her Internet Trolls

I liked Lily Allen’s song “URL Badman” to begin with, but I love it now that there’s commenters up on YouTube screaming “misandry” over the new music video. (Of course…

Jessica Wakeman | July 3, 2014 - 4:00 pm

“I Am The King Of Trolls”: An Actual Troll (We Think) Responds To My 18 Sincere Questions For Internet Trolls

Last week, I crowd-sourced questions from my coworkers and friends and wrote a silly post called “18 Sincere Questions I Would Like To Ask Internet Trolls.” I’ve dealt with trolls…

Jessica Wakeman | February 24, 2014 - 2:00 pm

18 Sincere Questions I Would Like To Ask Internet Trolls

Who amongst us was surprised when the results of a recent survey found that Internet trolls are actually psychopaths and sadists? Canadian researchers applied personality inventories to Internet commenting styles and…

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Surprise, Surprise: Internet Trolls Are Actually Sadists

Internet trolls really are complete sadists, which explains so much. A new study, aptly titled “Trolls Just Want To Have Fun,” details the findings. Good to know all the strangers…

Claire Hannum | February 13, 2014 - 7:15 pm