Topic: Twitter

Blogger Who Posted Unconfirmed Name And Photo Of Alleged UVA Rape Victim Deserves To Rot In Hell

Blogger Who Posted Unconfirmed Name And Photo Of Alleged UVA Rape Victim Deserves To Rot In Hell

Conservative blogger Charles C. Johnson published this threat on Twitter yesterday. He runs the site Got News. It’s tagline is, Independent, Unbiased, & Unafraid. He’s a misogynist, racist little man masquerading as some sort of “beacon of truth.” Not surprising that he took the viral nature of the Rolling Stone retraction backlash to insert himself into a narrative where he totally does not belong. Nice marketing ploy. More »

Teacher Suspended After Racist Tweets Proving Twitter Is Good For Something

Teacher Suspended After Racist Tweets Proving Twitter Is Good For Something

A Texas teacher was suspended without pay pending discharge following an incident of sending out racist Tweets about the recent incidents in Ferguson, Missouri. I was horrified when I read about this but also, thought to myself how stupid this teacher was to spout her racist nonsense on social media. Clearly, she knows it could cause her to lose her job and also, lets everyone know what a racist piece of scum she is. More »

If You’re Participating In #MenimistTwitter, You’re Probably An A**hole

If You're Participating In #MenimistTwitter, You're Probably An A**hole

#MenimistTwitter is trending because that’s what happens when a bunch of men on the internet collectively realize that there’s a discussion happening that might further the discussion of equal rights or better treatment of women. It’s classic derailing – a tactic that’s used to take the emphasis off a real issue and mock it or find offense in it – to move the discussion away from the initial topic and focus in on another. If you are participating in the #MenimistTwitter hashtag — you’re probably an asshole. More »

Parents Can’t Afford To Ignore Their Kids’ Social Media

Parents Can't Afford To Ignore Their Kids' Social Media

My kids aren’t even one year old yet, so I thankfully have 12 years or so to figure out what our future social media relationship is going to be. I want them to feel free to talk to me about anything, but I also don’t want them to feel as if they’re living under a mom-operated microscope. And even if my kids and I are online BFFs on whatever the ten-years-from-now equivalent of Twitter or Facebook is, with the number of Tweets that go by in a day, it can be easy to miss a single “I’m so alone”, or to detect a larger pattern among all the noise. More »

The Only Thing More Horrifying Than A School Shooting Is One That No One Can See Coming

The Only Thing More Horrifying Than A School Shooting Is One That No One Can See Coming

Gia Soriano, 14 passed away late last night. She was the second victim to succumb to gunshot wounds sustained this past Friday when friend and classmate Jaylen Fryberg shot a group of his friends during lunch at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington State before committing suicide. As with all senseless tragedies, people seek answers to try and understand what happened and why. As details emerge, Fryberg’s actions may have been the result of a teenage love triangle, as if parents of now and future teens don’t have enough to worry about. More »

Cee-Lo Green Proves He Has No Idea What Rape Is By Tweeting ‘People Who Have Really Been Raped Remember’

Cee-Lo Green Proves He Has No Idea What Rape Is By Tweeting 'People Who Have Really Been Raped Remember'

Just in case you were wondering whether you should continue to support Cee-Lo Green’s music after his recent “no-contest” plea to charges that he allegedly slipped MDMA into a female friend’s drink and then sexually assaulted her – I’m here to tell you No. No you should should not. His loose understanding of what rape is, coupled with some insane tweets about it prove that he is an idiot and possibly a predator. At the very least, he is a gross rape-apologist. More »

#ThingsITellMyBlackSon Shows How Terrifying It Is To Raise A Black Child In This Country

#ThingsITellMyBlackSon Shows How Terrifying It Is To Raise A Black Child In This Country

As parents, we worry everyday about our children. Just the regular day-to-day details of raising a child are enough to keep a mother up at night. Imagine adding to that worry, the knowledge that because of the color of your child’s skin, he is disproportionately unsafe in the world. Because of the color of his skin he will always be a suspect. Because of the color of his skin you will need to teach him all manner of ways to survive amongst a society that would brand him a dangerous criminal simply for daring to exist while brown. More »