Posts Tagged trolls

4Chan users threaten to release nude photos of Emma Watson because she’s a feminist

Sadly, it could probably have been predicted that Emma Watson’s speech at the UN would reveal the absolute worst of the misogynist internet. Enraged by her audacity–having an opinion about feminism and saying it aloud for important people to hear!–4Chan users immediately set up a countdown site called Emma You Are Next, which threatens to release hacked nude photos of her

Sadly, it could probably have been predicted that Emma Watson’s speech at the UN would reveal the absolute worst of the misogynist internet. Enraged by her audacity–having an opinion about feminism and saying it aloud for ...

The comment section of every article about campus sexual violence ever

Why didn’t she just report to the police? Rape is a crime. Crimes get reported to the police. How do we know this even happened? Rape isn’t just a crime. Rape steals a woman’s soul and she is deprived of a piece of her heart that she will never again regain.  She will be a shell of her former self forever. I weep for her. Thanks for this coverage. As a college survivor, it means a lot to me to hear about other people coming forward and speaking out. #3, how do we know you’re telling the truth? You don’t have any proof you were raped. Yea #3 you can’t just make accusations like that #3, a friend of mine was falsely accused of ...
Why didn’t she just report to the police? Rape is a crime. Crimes get reported to the police. How do we know this even happened? Rape isn’t just a crime. Rape steals a woman’s soul and she ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Check out Dean Spade’s trans* politics manifesto.

Since when does VICE produce good reporting on sexual violence?

Minors with disabilities held in solidarity confinement in San Francisco juvenile hall.

Little Libertarians on the prairie.

More research on encouraging girls to pursue STEM.

The Pentagon’s new plan to combat military sexual assault doesn’t do enough.

Your computer is sexist.

Decades too late, Henrietta Lacks’ family is asked for consent.

“Why teach kids not to rape when you could teach them not to get caught?”

Newsflash, Hollywood: suicide isn’t quirky-cute-fun.

Unpaid interns are particularly vulnerable to sexual harassment.

Texts from the yellow wallpaper.

Drag in the military sparks

Check out Dean Spade’s trans* politics manifesto.

Since when does VICE produce good reporting on sexual violence?

Minors with disabilities held in solidarity confinement in San Francisco juvenile hall.

Little Libertarians on ...

The New Normal cannot be met with silence.

‘Your silence will not protect you.’ – Audre Lorde

Maybe it’s my incredibly long memory that is responsible for why I couldn’t immediately cosign the #twittersilence in solidarity with Caitlin Moran, cis white feminist writer, in the UK.

I’m remembering a tweet in criticism to the writer’s knee jerk (and thoughtless) defense of Lena Dunham regarding the lack of women of color in Girls. Moran said this:

@lizziecoan: what a surprise that @caitlinmoran loves lena dunham. white feminists who ignore the experiences of WOCs have got to stick together guys!!!

Caitlin Moran: THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT

@lizziecoan: did you address the complete and utter lack of people of colour in girls in your interview? i sure hope so!

Caitlin Moran: Nope. I literally couldn’t give ...

‘Your silence will not protect you.’ – Audre Lorde

Maybe it’s my incredibly long memory that is responsible for why I couldn’t immediately cosign the #twittersilence in solidarity with Caitlin Moran, cis white feminist writer, in the UK.

I’m ...

Donald Trump trolls again, this time on military sexual assault

26,000 unreported sexual assults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2013

We reported on this yesterday but I wanted to follow up since Donald Trump is unfortunately not alone in his ignorance. So despite our wishes that he just stop talking we must continue to highlight his comments because  they provide us with an opportunity to say it one more time loud and clear: there is nothing inevitable about rape. Rape is a crime perpetuated by rapists, not something ‘natural’ that happens when you put men and women in the same room together or something that extends out of hookup culture. ...

26,000 unreported sexual assults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2013

We reported on this yesterday but I wanted to ...

Tuesday troll alert: Boy, I sure hope Todd Kincannon is single!

I can sort of see why this dude wouldn’t get the invite to the GOP retreat at the totes awesome plantation in Virginia back in January.

I mean, perhaps some folks in the GOP were thinking about what it would mean to empower someone like that who displays such sensitivity, really in touch with the zeitgeist. Or perhaps they thought after losing the 2012 elections, and recognizing the pluralistic reality of the American electorate, that this dude, the ‘honey badger of American Politics,’ (Kincannon’s actual Twitter bio) might be off message. This guy is so not helping in the effort to re-brand the Grand Old Party. While we can see this tweet as the troll bait it really is, yet ...

I can sort of see why this dude wouldn’t get the invite to the GOP retreat at the totes awesome plantation in Virginia back in January.

I mean, perhaps some folks in the GOP were thinking about ...

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Friday Feminist Fuck You: Hunter Moore

This is Hunter Moore. When he was broke and sitting on his parents’ couch in Sacramento, he founded the now-defunct site Is Anyone Up so he and his buddies could “post pictures of girls we were fucking at the time.” It grew to be an infamous “revenge porn” site where users submitted nude photos of their exes before shutting down amid legal troubles earlier this year.

Now he’s back with a new site that is basically the same–but worse. While the user-submitted photos on Is Anyone Up included the person’s name and links to social media profiles, the new site will also include a field for exact address.

In case it was at all unclear that the point of this new feature is to ...

This is Hunter Moore. When he was broke and sitting on his parents’ couch in Sacramento, he founded the now-defunct site Is Anyone Up so he and his buddies could “post pictures of girls we were fucking at the time.” ...