Posts tagged "twitter"

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 14, 2015 - 3:50 pm

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 - 11:40 am

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 31, 2015 - 10:00 am

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

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…

Katrin Higher | March 22, 2015 - 12:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 19, 2015 - 4:40 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 12, 2015 - 6:30 pm

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,…

Beejoli Shah | March 11, 2015 - 3:00 pm

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…

Katrin Higher | March 8, 2015 - 3:20 pm

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…

Beejoli Shah | March 3, 2015 - 11:30 am

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.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 2, 2015 - 6:30 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

Writer Engages Racist Twitter Troll With Surprising Results

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 22, 2015 - 6:30 pm

“Sisters” Screenwriter Paula Pell Is Our Favorite Twitter Follow

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…

Beejoli Shah | January 12, 2015 - 2:00 pm

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

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 18, 2014 - 3:30 pm
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