BY Hanna Lustig
on Jun 19, 2015
Reddit can be a pretty a bleak place for feminists, with upvoted posts like this and this floating around. But redditors—or lurkers like me—who delve beyond the front page know there are corners of this sprawling open platform ruled by badass, empowered women. Take, for example, Reddit’s growing sex work community, where women are making bank selling adult goods and services on subreddits such as /r/pantyselling, /r/CamShow, /r/KikSnaps /r/fetishitems, and /r/Sexsells.
So today I’m bringing you a few TIL dispatches from their neck of the Internet woods. Read More
I love few things more than I love free speech. I have the First Amendment memorized, people. That’s why I feel pretty confident in saying that Reddit’s decision to remove five harrassing “subreddits” (sort of like a forum, for those who aren’t familiar with Reddit) is not censorship, but vital for creating a safe online community.
The most prominent removed subreddit is called Fat People Hate, which had more than 5,000 subscribers. The forum’s users posted and demeaned pictures of fat people or fat-acceptance/body-positive activists. Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Dec 04, 2014
Yesterday punk/riot grrrl band Sleater-Kinney hosted a Reddit AMA where they not only answered questions from fans, but also released the new single "Surface Envy" from their new album No Cities to Love (Sub Pop), which is their first album in 10 years! The album comes out January 20.
Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein, and Janet Weiss also came onto The Chris Gethard Show last night as guest panelists to play the made-up, ridiculous game "All Hands on the Bad One," with musical guests Priests. Read More
BY Amy LaCount
on Jun 21, 2013
Popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter has been all over the news this week because of their seemingly tacit endorsement of a particularly loathsome seduction book by pick-up artist Ken Hoinsky, AKA a sexual harrassment how-to.
Hoinsky’s known on Reddit – an infamous Internet community that raises eyebrows online for its consistent promotion of misogyny and violence – as user TofuTofu. Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Feb 08, 2013
Do you have an ex who is so gross, so allergic to commitment, and so bad in bed that he should come with a warning label? There’s an app for that. Lulu lets women all over the world do their fellow ladies a solid by establishing a rating system for men. All you have to do is sign in through your Facebook account (no dudes allowed), and start dishing. According to their website, “Through Lulu, you can read and write reviews of guys, which are pulled from a variety of tools, questionnaires, and fun features. Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Oct 24, 2012
Some idiot on Reddit decided to post a meme called “Feminist Nazi,” kicking off a series of memes by the same name, all of which portray feminists as unintelligent hypocrites.
The Reddittor, Galactic777, submitted the image pictured above of Layla Subritzky, a cast member from the ninth season of Big Brother Australia, that says “You’re supposed to pull my chair out, hold the door open for me, pay for me and be nice to me no matter what while treating me like an equal. Read More
A Reddit user recently posted a surreptitious photo of a woman tagged under "/r/funny". Apparently, the reason that user european_douchebag (yep) found the woman, Balpreet Kaur, Reddit-worthy was that she gasp! has facial hair--and, as it turns out, isn’t ashamed by it in the slightest.
When Balpreet’s friends found the photograph, under a post titled “I’m not sure what to conclude from this,” she reacted to the negative and positive comments far better than I would have. Read More
No matter what you spent your weekend doing, chances are, reddit user haissam93 spent his time a little more wisely. Over the weekend, he and his sister posted pictures of their cat acting out scenes from famous movies and we've been assured that their feline friend “hated every minute of it.” Check out these recreated images from American Beauty, Psycho, Titanic, and The Shining:
"It's hard to stay mad when there's so much beauty in the world." -American Beauty
"A boy's best friend is his mother. Read More
BY shannon carlin
on Sep 23, 2011
How is this legal? That’s the first question you'll have when you hear about Jailbait, a subsection on Reddit, the social news site that lets people submit content through links. Jailbait features scantily clad pictures of underage girls, some as young as 13 years old. The photos are often taken from Facebook profiles and other social networking sites. Read More