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Lena Dunham Asked Her Twitter Followers Why They Use Birth Control

Lena Dunham Asked Her Twitter Followers Why They Use Birth Control
Real Talk: Birth Control
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In light of the last month’s ruling by the Supreme Court that some employers with religious objections to birth control can deny coverage to female employees, Lena Dunham asked her followers Twitter to start an conversation about why we need the stuff in the first place.

The responses she received served as a reminder that there are about a million reasons that someone may rely on birth control — and that you don’t need a reason in the first place. Conservatives, take note. Keep reading »

Dating Don’ts: Should You Unfriend Your Ex?

Dating Don’ts: Should You Unfriend Your Ex?

There’s a perverse pleasure in keeping tabs on your ex-paramours on social media. Perhaps you monitor their Twitter feed before you to go bed to see if you can gauge whether there was a more salacious reason behind their sudden decision to end things. Maybe after a couple glasses of wine and watching half of “The Notebook,” you find yourself scrolling through Instagram, making assessments about whether or not the person that showed up in their feed is a friend, a good coworker, or a cousin you never knew about. Maybe seeing the articles that they share from Upworthy and the Onion in your Facebook feed is a way of keeping them in your life, if even for a little while.

Whatever your reasons are, the need to keep up with people that you’re no longer involved with is very real, a secret shame that we don’t often feel comfortable talking about with others. It’s okay to maintain this behavior up until a certain point, but in every broken relationship’s wake, there comes a point when it’s time to unfriend, unfollow, block, and mute, to completely and totally DISCONNECT. Ripping off the Band-Aid sucks, but it’s necessary when you’re trapped in an unhealthy cycle of speculation three months or three years after you guys have ended things. But when is the appropriate time? Here are some potential situations you might find yourself in, and some gentle guidance on when and how to disconnect. Keep reading »

Here’s What Happens When You Accidentally Sext Your Dad (And Live Tweet The Fallout)

When Twitter user Nyjah accidentally sent a nude selfie to her dad, he was less than pleased. Below, the hilarious harrowing saga of sexting gone majorly wrong.

First, sheer panic:

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Let’s Revel In The Most Glorious #AskThicke Tweets

Let's Revel In The Most Glorious #AskThicke Tweets

Last night, VH1 asked Twitters users to tweet interview questions for Robin Thicke — big mistake. The #AskThicke hashtag took a totally different turn than the network planned and became a sounding board for Thicke’s creepy, misogynistic behavior. Watching him get called out on his douchecanoe behavior was some of the better entertainment I’ve seen in a while. Here are some of the best… Keep reading »

Frisky Rant: Stop Calling Social Media Managers “Professional Tweeters”

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I met a man last night who, upon telling him that I’m a Social Media Manager, replied by saying, “So you’re a professional tweeter. Aren’t all girls?” Not only was his comment sexist and untrue (so don’t even get me started on that), but if I were a goddamn professional tweeter, I would have said “I’m a professional tweeter.” Oh, and by the way, that’s not a thing. Social Media Managers are incredibly underestimated and misunderstood in this world, and I’m here to clear things up and educate the uneducated (and sometimes ignorant) about what it is we do. Keep reading »

Do You Think Instagram Is More Personal Than Facebook?

Do You Think Instagram Is More Personal Than Facebook?

I don’t spend much time on Facebook or Twitter, but it’s not because I’m “above” social media — I just happen to pour all of my social media obsession into Instagram. Yesterday, when my friend sent me an article called “You’re Using Instagram All Wrong” (um, I didn’t know there was a “right” and  ”wrong” way to use an app for pretty pictures), I simply had to read it to know whether I was a “correct” Instagram user.

Well, apparently, I am a very, very bad Instagram user. Keep reading »

“Undateable” Actor Chris D’Elia Calls #YesAllWomen “Terrible” And “Shitty”

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"Undateable" Actor Chris D'Elia Calls #YesAllWomen "Terrible" And "Shitty"

During a chat with HuffPo Live on Thursday, comedian Chris D’Elia, who stars in some sure-to-be-canceled show called “Undateable,” decided to weigh in on the Twitter hashtag #YesAllWomen. To recap: the hashtag was launched following last Friday’s mass murder near UC Santa Barbara, which shooter Elliot Rodger justified in a misogyny-drenched, 137-page manifesto and in a YouTube video called “Elliot Rodger’s Retribution.” Twitter was flooded with stories from women of having their personhood violated by men assuming ownership, just as Rodger felt that women owed him sex, love, attention, and adoration, and intended on killing them for not delivering it. These stories illustrated what women fear even if “not all men” engage in those behaviors. While upsetting, it was inspiring to see women of all sorts come together in solidarity to share their stories. Chris D’Elia, it seems, wasn’t as impressed:

“I think that it’s terrible that a lot of these people tweeting about this—using this hashtag—I think that it’s a little bit shitty to what actually happened. I think that what happened was terrible, people died, and somebody’s like, ‘A guy looked at my butt, that’s not cool, #yesallwomen’? I think that that’s kind of rude to the people that lost their lives.”

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#AllMenCan Crowdsources How Men Can Be Good Allies

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“Hashtag activism” gets a bad rap. My thoughts? Hey, it can’t hurt. And I like the idea behind the hashtag #AllMenCan, especially since I think it’s a natural reaction for any human to feel defensive (hence the all-too-common refrain “Not all men!”). It looks to have generated yesterday from the Twitter user @PenguinGalaxy. #AllMenCan crowdsources ideas on how men can be good allies in a world where violence against women runs rampant. It pains me that we live in a society where we have to say things like “all men can talk to their sons and daughters about what consent means” and “all men can nurture the boys in our lives, reassure them and *show* them that men and boys can and do cry and show emotion.” But that’s the world we live in, sadly. Anyway, PolicyMic has a particularly good roundup of guys who participated in the hashtag holding signs, such as this gentleman above. Frisky readers who are men, perhaps you might think about participating yourselves? [PolicyMic]

#YesAllWomen: Women Tweet Stories Of Their Personhood Being Violated

YesAllWomen: Women Tweets Stories Of Their Personhood Being Violated

Friday night, six people were killed in Isla Vista, California, near the campus of UC Santa Barbara, by Elliot Rodger, a 22-year-old bent on “retribution” for his lack of success with girls. Rodger died as well from, police believe, a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Various YouTube videos, internet forum comments, and a 140-page manifesto (which I read in full) sent to a local news station reveal the misogyny behind Rodger’s violent mass murder. Rodger felt he deserved sex, love, adulation and devotion from women, for no reason other than his perceived belief that he was a “gentleman,” and that women should die for denying him that. The mental state that led him to actually commit that violence is a subject that should be addressed but not as a distraction from the misogyny that fueled it. Why? Because women everywhere — YES, ALL WOMEN — deal with this denial of their full personhood every day. This shared experience is what prompted the hashtag #YESALLWOMEN, featuring women’s stories of their personal autonomy being violated in ways “big” and “small,” and the ways we’re forced to protect ourselves from these violations. It is incredibly powerful and I urge you all to look through the hashtag here.

#WorseCollegeClasses Is The Hashtag Of Our Nightmares

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Comedy Central’s game show @Midnight features a segment called Hashtag Wars and this week’s topic was #WorseCollegeClasses. To honor finals week and remind students that it could be worse, each game show contestant had to come up with college classes students wouldn’t want to take like “Advanced Meth or Fart History.” Twitter followers got to play along in real time and the results were some cringeworthy college classes along with users critiquing the bad grammar of the hashtag. In the context of the show “worse” does make sense but out of context it does look like it should be “worst college classes.” Check out the best Twitter responses and video on College Candy…

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