Posts tagged "twitter"

What Erotica Writers Thought Of The #AskELJames Twitter Q&A

Yesterday, to promote her new release Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian, author EL James took to Twitter for an Q&A that quickly turned into what Crushable called “Fifty Shades of Shade.” What happened? While James, Tweeting from the Twitter UK office, did answer questions about what her favorite scene to write wa…

By: Rachel Kramer Bussel / June 30, 2015

Matt Haig And His Detractors Prove That No One Knows How To Talk About Feminism Anymore

Matt Haig, whose recently-released, bestselling memoir Reasons to Stay Alive chronicled his struggles with depression and suicide, suggested on Twitter that he might write a book about masculinity and its pitfalls and Twitter decided to rage-spond, of course.

Haig’s original tweets read: “Maybe I am missing something. There may be too many books about and by men,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 15, 2015

25 Of The Funniest Feminists To Follow On Twitter

WAIT WHAAAT. FEMINISTS CAN BE FUNNY? Yes, and in fact usually the funniest women I read also happen to be scathing smarty-pants feminists. I, with the help of the other Frisky gals, have put together a list of 25 of some of the funniest feminists on Twitter — these hilarious women don’t necessarily only write about…

By: Katrin Higher / May 6, 2015

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…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 27, 2015

Janelle Monae Drops Mic: “I’m Not For Male Consumption”

Some dude on Twitter made a big mistake, critiquing Janelle Monae’s signature suits: “girl stop being so soulful and be sexy …tired of those dumbass suits..you fine but u too damn soulful man.” Monae’s response is absolute perfection and requires no further comment:
@mellow_saa sit down. I’m not for male consumption.

—…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 14, 2015

Jon Stewart Defends Incoming “Daily Show” Host Trevor Noah

“I think without hesitation, Trevor Noah will earn your trust and respect, or not. Just as I earned your trust and respect, or did not.”

By: Megan Reynolds / April 7, 2015

We Are Not Who We Are Online: Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

The big eye-opener for me, in Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, had to do with a line he cut from the book in its final edits. You’ve probably heard of the book by now, what with Ronson’s viral February New York Times piece about social media shaming victim Justine Sacco, which came two…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 31, 2015

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 has found another hobby since her shtick about Clarkson dried up. This time she’s shitting all over Angelina Jolie’s attempts to stay alive to watch…

By: Claire Hannum / March 26, 2015

Twitter Is Facing Gender Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit On Its 9th Birthday

Happy Birthday Twitter, your senior management staff is a sexist boys club! Like most tech firms in Silicon Valley, Twitter is no exception in partaking in the frat-like “no women allowed” mentality. This is not for lack of trying, as many women have tried to get into more upper-management roles, only to be shunned and…

By: Katrin Higher / March 22, 2015

Ashley Judd Fights Back Against Sexually Violent Twitter Harassment

March is one of actress Ashley Judd’s favorite times of year, for one reason in particular: March Madness and college basketball. The University of Kentucky fan was fired up about what she perceived as “unsportsmanlike” behavior during Sunday’s conference championship game against the Arkansas Razorbacks, and took to Twitter to call out the team for…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 19, 2015

Facebook Has Removed Its “Feeling Fat” Emoji

Facebook has removed its “feeling fat” emoji, hurrah! [The Verge]
Doxxing and revenge porn have now been explicitly banned on Twitter. [Gizmodo]
Part of the sexism problem in tech is sexism toward female entrepreneurs. [The Atlantic]
What do men know about masculinity? This writer went to a masculinities conference to find…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 12, 2015

Frisky Rant: Nobody Gives A Shit How You Tweet And Neither Should You

Earlier today, New York’s women-centric blog The Cut (a site of which, full disclosure, I am a big fan and occasional contributor) published a compendium of thoughts from successful female writers, mainly of the Internet variety, and their conflicted thoughts around whether it’s okay to self-promote on Twitter. To this I ask: Why?!

Thi…

By: Beejoli Shah / March 11, 2015

Over A Thousand Women To Throw LA Dance Party For Bullied ‘Dancing Man’

The Internet has been great in 2015 so far. It seems as though we are coming to more of an understanding of how we can really use social media as an incredible way to have fun AND to send a wonderful message. Is this the start of a hippie internet? After the llama chase and…

By: Katrin Higher / March 8, 2015

Lady Gaga Is Officially A Smug Married, Tells Taylor Swift To Hang In There

Taking a page out of those girls you went to high school with who can’t stop smugly posting every detail of their perfect lives on Facebook, Lady Gaga shaded America’s youngest grandma Taylor Swift just perfectly on Twitter yesterday.

It all started when Jaime King’s unborn child’s godmother tweeted about Gaga, using the preferred…

By: Beejoli Shah / March 3, 2015

Justice Department Report Faults Ferguson Police For Racial Bias

The US Justice Department has issued a scathing report faulting Ferguson, MO police for racial bias.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 2, 2015

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 and unheard of to be a woman and have cellulite. Lol.

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) February 19, 2015

I…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 19, 2015

When “I Don’t Like This” Doesn’t Equal “I Was Violated”: The Strange Case Of Steve Lepore, Toni McIntyre & Hockey Twitter

Late last week, hockey blogger Toni McIntyre wrote a column on Medium about the sexual harassment she felt she had faced at the hands of a male hockey reporter named Steve Lepore. The McIntyre/Lepore story briefly captivated sportswriters last December when it first broke: a male sports reporter asked a female sports blogger if he could…

By: Beejoli Shah / February 9, 2015

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 torrential downpour of abuse that comes to those who use the Internet, from writers to casual users. The heartbreaking interview quickly went viral, even outside…

By: Beejoli Shah / February 6, 2015
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