BY Hallie Marks
on Jul 09, 2013
Remember when you were younger and you would start a sentence with "No offense, but..." whenever you were about to criticize someone? Yeah, it seems like some people never grow up. News flash: if you have to start out defending what you are going to say, you probably shouldn't be saying it!
One Twitter account, Yes, You're Sexist, has started calling out people for their sexist comments that are defended by the preface: "I'm not sexist, but..." Turns out, the ... Read More
on Jun 28, 2013
Recently, there’s been an all-out Twitter war between two of our favorite feminist women: Jezebel writer and comedian Lindy West, and BUST columnist and comedian Roseanne Barr.
The debate focuses on the subject of rape jokes—when it’s appropriate to tell them, and what the appropriate response to them should be.
The flames started after Lindy posted a story on Jezebel, called, “If Comedy Has No Lady Problem, Why Am I Getting ... Read More
BY Daisy Becerra
on Jun 18, 2013
(Of all time!)
When the web gives us wonders like Feminist Ryan Gosling, Feminist Harry Potter, and now the ultra-viral Feminist Taylor Swift account, it seems like the whole cyberverse explodes—and for good reason. Feminist Taylor Swift is probably my favorite parody to come out this year, and it’s all thanks to Brown University student Clara Beyer, whose quest for lyrical justice began like most movements: out of frustration.
As both a fan and ... Read More
Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves for the most important news of the day. Hillary Clinton is officially on Twitter! Secretary of State Clinton tweeted this little witticism 3 hours ago, using the popular Text From Hillary Tumblr folks, you know, to reach the tweeting kids out there.
Adam and Stace of course got a kick out of this shout out, and replied promptly.
Classic. My favorite reply so far though, is from former Mr. ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jun 03, 2013
We found a handful of the best tweets about Michael Douglas' comments on oral sex that were revealed in an interview yesterday. While it took a lot not to vomit at all the disgusting jokes about Catherine Zeta-Jones disease-ridden vagina, there were some gems hidden amongst the rubble. From Lena Dunham to Julie Klausner to Betty F*ckin' White (not actually Betty White), a whole lotta ladies were pretty on point ... Read More
BY Melissa Coci
on May 29, 2013
In what parallel universe does a woman publicly apologize to a man who threatens to beat her up and make her “suck skin off" his dick?
Our universe, apparently. And as an added bonus, this woman is Katy Perry, idol to millions of teenage girls.
After Perry tweeted “Just heard a new song on the radio called "I hate being sober" I now have serious doubt for the world,” the song's artist, Chief Keef (real name Keith Cozart) decided to respond. The rapper ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on May 14, 2013
As you might have already heard, Angelina Jolie underwent a double mastectomy to decrease her risk of breast cancer from 87% to under 5%. People have praised her courage for revealing such a personal, deeply serious part of her life in an op-ed piece for the New York Times. Other people, however, have mourned the loss of the only important aspect of Angelina Jolie as an actress, director, mother, wife, and public figure: OMG HER BOOBS R GONE 4EVR.
Yes, there are ... Read More
BY Teresa Lu
on Apr 12, 2013
We all love to point out the poseurs. But if you're thinking about telling the girl next to you that she doesn't know shit about gaming, just make sure she's not Rae Johnston, the gaming editor at TechLife.
You might embarrass yourself is what I'm saying:
via The Mary ... Read More
Move over, Dear Abby - Australian blogger, Hilary Bowman-Smart, just might be next up for best advice column. Only this time, it’s on Twitter, and the advice is about one particular hot topic: rape prevention. In response to an article on The Punch explaining that “advocating risk management is not victim blaming,” Hilaroar came out swinging. After shaming the media for continuing to perpetuate the assumptions that women can prevent rape with ... Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Mar 29, 2013
While Steubenville showed the world the dark undercurrent of social media websites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, it's not the first recorded case of cyber bullying, and it certainly won't be the last. In fact, Internet victim bullying and hateful twitter campaigns seem to be the new normal, as evidenced by the sexual assault case currently unfolding in Torrington, Connecticut. The case surrounds two 18-year-old football players (and one unidentified ... Read More