Posts tagged "twitter"

Azealia Banks Thinks Women Who Have More Than Three Abortions Should Be Jailed

Azealia Banks says she’s totally pro-choice, but thinks women who have more than three abortions should be jailed.

Robyn Pennacchia / September 14, 2015

Trump’s Political Ignorance Shines As He Is Duped By British Labour Party Twitter User

No one is safe on Twitter, but especially old politically ignorant dinguses like Donald Trump who barely know any world figures.
Last night, he once again showed this when he tweeted a “thanks” of sorts, for someone who said their dad would be voting for him. Except that the dad is actually British Labour Party…

Katrin Higher / September 13, 2015

A Very Brief Q&A With The Man Who’s Dressing As A Ninja Turtle For His Wedding

Nic Vargus, a writer for Apple, won the bet of a lifetime yesterday. His fiancée told him that if he could get 100,000 retweets, he’d get to dress up as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle for their wedding:

My girlfriend says if this tweet gets 100k RTs, she’ll let me dress up as a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 28, 2015

Trump Throws Twitter Temper Tantrum As Megyn Kelly Returns To Her Show

Last night, Megyn Kelly returned to her Fox News gig, “The Kelly File,” after an 11-day vacation that was speculated (and denied) to be connected to Donald Trump’s drama regarding the first GOP debate. And, of course, Donald Trump decided to stir up more drama on Twitter:

.@megynkelly must have had a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 25, 2015

Let’s Break Down “#Cuckservative,” The New Right-Wing Slur

Far-right Twitter users are advocating for conservative groupthink.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 13, 2015

Target Will Stop Separating ‘Girls’ From ‘Boys’ Toys

Discount superstore Target, has made the decision to eliminate gender-based signs in some if its departments, including [Children’s] Toys, Home and Entertainment.
In a press release regarding their decision, a company rep said:
“Over the past year, guests have raised important questions about a handful of signs in our stores that offer product suggestions based o…

Katrin Higher / August 9, 2015

Kim K Suggests Editing Capabilities To Twitter And Co-Founder Is Into It

Kim Kardashian West is probably the most followed person on Twitter with 33.8 million followers, and so it is no surprise that Twitter’s co-founder Jack Dorsey listened to her request to be able to edit misspelled tweets that have already been sent. I guess we shall see just how influential she is. The reality star…

Katrin Higher / July 25, 2015

Twitter Threw Itself An Unfortunate Frat Party

Ahh, hindsight. While in the midst of a gender-discrimination lawsuit, some Twitter employees decided it was a good idea to throw a frat party. The now-controversial event took place on Tuesday, with Fusion hearing from a source that it was thrown for the company’s revenue team in San Francisco. A female Twitter employee allegedly posted…

Newser / July 23, 2015

America Has Its First-Ever All-Transgender Modeling Agency!

Apple Model Management has opened a location in the U.S., a Fresno woman shut down objections to same-sex marriage in 150 words, Vine star Carter Reynolds put his ex-girlfriend in the hospital, and Twitter hosted an ill-conceived frat party happy hour.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 22, 2015

The Slut-Shaming “Bachelorette” Kaitlyn Bristowe Endured Is What Women Online Deal With Every Day

As per usual, the penultimate episode of this season of “The Bachelorette,” which aired last night, had Kaitlyn Bristowe coming face-to-face with the suitors she sent packing over the course of the season. But it also had her sitting across from host Chris Harrison as he read a series of hateful, slut-shaming tweets (watch above) that had…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 21, 2015

Author JK Rowling Shuts Down Idiot Troll Regarding Serena Williams

The majority of Twitter yesterday was in jubilant celebration of Serena Williams and her Grand Slam victory at Wimbledon. The hashtag #SerenaSlam went viral, and happiness abounded.
But, it wouldn’t be any kind of female victory without endless body shaming, now would it? A woman can’t get through one second of celebration without me…

Katrin Higher / July 12, 2015

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…

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, but not…

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…

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…

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 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.
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi…

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.”

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 31, 2015
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