Topic: Twitter

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 »

The View Unsurprisingly Does A Terrible Job Interviewing 16-Year-Old Rape Victim Jada

The View Unsurprisingly Does A Terrible Job Interviewing 16-Year-Old Rape Victim Jada

Last week we covered the horrible story of a 16-year-old girl named Jada, whose rape went viral when her peers began posting images of her passed out after her attack on different social media platforms and tagging the image with #JadaPose. The brave young women spoke to a local news station last week, in the hopes that telling her story would bring the rapists to justice and inspire other victims to speak out. Today, she talked to The View. Wow. They did a terrible job interviewing this victim. It was painful to watch. More »

Twitter Hijacks #Jadapose Hashtag In Support Of Brave Teen Rape Victim

Twitter Hijacks #Jadapose Hashtag In Support Of Brave Teen Rape Victim

A Houston-area teen was raped at a party after being given a spiked drink. The horrible story doesn’t end there; her rape was recorded, went viral on social media and inspired a mocking hashtag #Jadapose. Some garbage humans on the internet thought it would be hilarious to mock the image of her, passed out, after being attacked. Even her alleged rapist got in on it. More »