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Writer Engages Racist Twitter Troll With Surprising Results

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  • Read how writer Ijeoma Oluo used love and patience to turn a racist Twitter troll into a friend. [Daily Kos]
  • Even Björk can’t get anything done in the music industry: “Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times.” [Feministing]
  • The tampon scene was pulled from the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie — though this fan-made video is pretty solid — which begs the question, why are we so afraid of period sex? [Daily Dot] Keep reading »

“Sisters” Screenwriter Paula Pell Is Our Favorite Twitter Follow

Tina & Amy Together Again!

Even though last night’s Golden Globes telecast was woefully bereft of as much Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as I would have liked (three hours, non-stop, give them all the awards, don’t invite anyone else, etc.), we did get a 20-second look at their new comedy, ”Sisters,” and naturally, it is 100x better than any relationship you could ever have with your real sister.

But since the world is cruel and the movie doesn’t come out until almost Christmas, I’ll just tide you over in the interim with the brilliant tweets from the film’s screenwriter Paula Pell, a comedy genius, former head writer (and still current writer!) of “Saturday Night Live,” and more than anything, an outspoken feminist. Keep reading »

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 of Slate’s recent collection of articles on the subject, specifically how it has been proliferated by social media.

The English definition for “outrage” is “an extremely strong reaction of anger, shock, or indignation” or “an action or event causing anger, shock, or indignation.” It originated from the French word “oultrage,” which has a subtly different meaning: “a wantonly vicious or cruel act; a gross violation of decency, morality, honour, etc.; or profound indignation, anger, or hurt, caused by such an act.” Keep reading »

This Judy Garland GIF Sums Up All My Feelings On #MeninistTwitter

Buzzfeed just posted a collection of #MeninistTwitter tweets, and the hashtag is such a hot mess of contradictory motives, logical fallacies, and bad rhetorical skills that I actually consider it beneath a formal response. My only addendum to Judy’s total lack of interest is that if you’re going to make an argument in the English language, you should probably make up words that actually adhere to linguistic rules, i.e. “masculist” as a response to “feminist” rather than “meninist,” which means literally nothing, etymologically speaking. Keep reading »

Oh Come On: Best Buy Tweets About “Serial,” Instantly Gets Crap For It

Oh Come On: Best Buy Tweets About "Serial," Instantly Gets Crap For It

It wasn’t the first time, and it won’t be the last, that a brand posts something on social media and instantly regrets it.

For those of you who’ve been listening to the popular “Serial” podcast, about the real-life murder of Hae Min Lee in 1999, you’re aware that there’s an ongoing deliberation about where the crime was committed. One report claims the high school student was strangled in the Best Buy parking lot, before her accused killer used a pay phone at the entrance of the store to make his “she’s dead, come and get me” call to a friend. Keep reading »

Hockey Blogger Fired Over Creepy Twitter DMs

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  • Hockey blogger Steve Lepore, who has also written for Rolling Stone and Sirius XM, has been fired from at least one of his writing gigs after it was revealed that he has sent creepy Twitter direct messages to at least 20 different women. [The Daily Dot]
  • This morning, Janay Rice appeared on “The Today Show” and spoke with Matt Lauer about the domestic violence incident that put her marriage to the NFL’s Ray Rice in the spotlight. I hope for her sake that she is being truthful when she says that this was the first time he ever hit her and that he truly committed to never doing it again. [TODAY]
  • But here is an important piece for Amanda Marcotte about how Rice’s interview highlights a common reason why domestic violence victims stay with their abusers. [Slate] Keep reading »
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