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  1. Reddit CEO Ellen Pao Isn’t Done Fighting Gender Discrimination After Courtroom Defeat

    Ellen Pao, the Reddit Interim CEO who recently lost a gender discrimination case against former employer Kleiner Perkins, isn't done fighting for gender equality in the workplace. She knows all too well that it's an uphill battle, and she's got some encouraging words for women facing similar situations.

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  2. Reddit Is Devolving Into a Community-Like Dystopia Based on Pressing a Button

    4 8 15 16 seasons and a movie.

    A subreddit has gone the way of about 50% of Community episodes and established its own micro-society around a relatively simple and absurd concept. Every 108 minutes 60 seconds, someone new must press the button.

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  3. Jerks on Reddit Worried That Banning the Sharing of Unauthorized Nude Images Harms Their Rights

    Or some nonsense like that.

    Hey, remember how excited everyone was last week when Reddit's privacy policy added a section on the removal of sexually explicit imagery posted without the subject's consent? Sure you do, because you're not one of the jerky, faux-intellectual concern trolls currently clutching their digital pearls over all that censorship who weren't excited about it. Right?

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  4. Reddit Privacy Policy Update Requires Consent to Post Nude Images

    Hooray! The bare minimum of human decency is now policy!

    For those of you who thought you'd never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than Reddit, the site is taking baby steps in a better direction: an update to their privacy policy bans the sharing of nude or sexually explicit images without the subject's consent.

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  5. Excellent Human Terry Crews Is Majorly Stoked for Female Ghostbusters, Tells Reddit He’s “a BIG Feminist”

    Literally, and figuratively, a big feminist.

    Terry Crews is super excited for the new Ghostbusters. Like, Caps Lock excited.

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  6. Redditor’s Friend Turns Her Apartment Into Hogwarts For the Best Birthday Surprise

    It's not a party 'til Moaning Myrtle rolls in.

    Redditor Katie's family has forgotten her birthday in the past, so when Katie turned 28 last Tuesday, her best friend made up for less-than-magical celebrations from previous years by transfiguring Katie's home into the world of Harry Potter.

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  7. “Hide Fedora” Is A Browser Extension That Blocks Le Reddit Armie’s Meta-Trolling

    Can we get one for life?

    There's good news and bad news: The bad news is that no one has managed to make Youtube comments a good place for humanity quite yet. The good news is that at least some incremental progress has been made, in the form of a new browser extension called Hide Fedora.

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  8. The Best of Margaret Atwood’s Reddit AMA

    Questions, questions that need answering!

    The great science fiction author and poet Margaret Atwood came to Reddit this week to answer the community's questions about her work, the state of the world, and which literary character she'd date if she had to pick one. So far as I can tell, nobody asked the duck question. But here are some questions that WERE asked:

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  9. Bill Gates Gives Redditor Her Christmas Wish: A Loki Helmet

    He did not include the gift of "glorious purpose."

    This cat logs on every day to moderate submissions in r/pics.

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  10. Reddit AMA With Female Computer Scientists Becomes All About Their Gender Because Of Course It Does

    Downvote.

    Ahhh, the Ask Me Anything subreddit is such a conundrum. Sometimes you get clever and engaging questions that invoke witty and insightful responses from movie stars, writers, scientists, or even your everyday dog groomers and office workers. Then, sometimes you get people haranguing you over a single word in your thread subject line and also asking you your bra size. Guess which happened this time?

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  11. [UPDATED] Reddit Bans Sony Hack File Sharing While Threats of Violence at The Interview Screenings Loom

    The transition from bizarre to frightening has been swift.

    The Sony Pictures hack has brought out emails, full movies, and personal information of Sony employees, and things still appear to be escalating. Most recently, threats were made involving violence at screenings of The Interview which resulted in the New York premiere's cancellation. Now, Reddit moderators have finally started cracking down on those sharing files obtained through the Sony hack.

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  12. Serial Subreddit Starts Scholarship Fund To Memorialize Hae Min Lee

    For once, I salute you, Reddit.

    The groundbreaking first season of the Serial podcast ends this week, and some intrepid Redditors are ensuring that Hae Min Lee's memory will live on even after excitement over the show inevitably fades away.

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  13. Mystery Science Theater 3000 Creator Joel Hodgson’s Reddit AMA Just Started! Ask Away!

    If you're wondering how he eats and breathes and other science facts.

    Go ask Mystery Science Theater 3000 series creator Joel Hodgson all of your burning questions ahead of this year's Thanksgiving marathon!

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  14. Natalie Dormer Did An AMA, Someone Hold Me

    No flaws detected.

    Natalie Dormer, one true Queen of England and Westeros and the Capitol and Baker Street and our hearts, did an AMA yesterday on Reddit. Shall we see if she's as charming as we want her to be? (Spoiler alert: she is).

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  15. Reddit Launched Its Own Crowdfunding Site, Prepare for Infinite Meme T-Shirts

    Is this what Snoop Dogg hath wrought?

    Those investor dollars Reddit took in from the likes of Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto seem to be paying off, as the site has just launched its very own crowdfunding arm: Redditmade.

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  16. Gillian Anderson Wants to Be Cast In the Female-Led Ghostbusters Right the Hell Now And Other Amazingness From Her Reddit AMA

    GET ON IT, FEIG!

    She doesn't eat chicken nuggets, but IF SHE DID, she could eat more chicken nuggets than you.

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  17. The Best Comments on New York Comic Con’s Anti-Harassment Signs from r/Comic Books

    Pros and Cons

    Yesterday was the first day of New York Comic Con 2014, and with it came the convention's brand new anti-harassment policy and a campaign of making sure it's visible throughout the con. (Full disclosure: we helped.) We happened to notice that the signs placed around the convention were a topic of interest in Reddit's r/ComicBooks, and thought we'd highlight some of our favorite comments here!

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  18. Jeremy Renner Did A Reddit AMA, Would Totally Love A Hawkeye Movie

    "HAHAHA."

    King of Arrows Jeremy Renner did a Reddit AMA, and he revealed some good stuff: he'd love to do a Hawkeye movie, he has "no feelings" about where he was during Winter Soldier, and RDJ washes a mean car. Check out all our fave Renner responses right here.

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  19. Gross Subreddit Promises to Teach How to “Rape Safely” as “Corrective Discipline” for Women

    Nope. Shut it down.

    This. This is the kind of shit we were talking about when we suggested that maybe Reddit's new investor dollars could help them respond more quickly to awful things that are happening on the site. Massive, massive trigger warning.

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  20. Intel Throws Its Chips In With Gamergate, Pulls Ads From Critical Site

    More like Dumbtel. Yeah, you heard me.

    When Zoe Quinn released 4chan #Gamergate logs earlier this month, it seemed like the movement might lose what dubious credibility it still had. But now, in the words of Boing Boing, an extremely misguided decision on behalf of Intel represents "a coup" for the manipulative movement.

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