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.
—… More »
“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.” More »
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… More »
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… More »
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… More »
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… More »
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… More »
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?!
This… More »
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… More »
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… More »
The US Justice Department has issued a scathing report faulting Ferguson, MO police for racial bias. More »
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… More »
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… More »
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 music industry: “Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times.” [Feministing]
The tampon scene was pulled from the “Fifty Shades… More »
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 awards, don’t invite anyone else, etc.), we did get a 20-second look at their new comedy, “Sisters,” and naturally, it is 100x better than any relationship… More »