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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…

Newser | July 23, 2015 - 9:45 am

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…

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

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 21, 2015 - 3:10 pm

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,…

Katrin Higher | July 12, 2015 - 10:00 am

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…

Rachel Kramer Bussel | June 30, 2015 - 11:30 am

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 15, 2015 - 5:00 pm

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…

Katrin Higher | May 6, 2015 - 10:00 am

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.

Robyn Pennacchia | April 27, 2015 - 3:00 pm

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…

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…

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
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