Comics has a sexism problem
Marvel editor Heather Antos is being harassed because she posted a selfie of her friends and coworkers getting milkshakes. Comics continues to have a serious, serious sexism problem.Read More
During the Women Online panel at VidCon last week, Anita Sarkeesian was asked why we still need to talk about the harassment of women online. So she pointed to her longtime harasser sitting in the front row.Read More
Egg on all our faces.
Yesterday, Twitter confused us all with some strange changes to the way replies work, but that new system is not nearly as bizarre as the way they've decided to tackle harassment from "egg" accounts. See, we've apparently been looking at this all wrong. The problem with people starting dummy Twitter accounts to harass people isn't the harassment; the problem is that the reaction to harassment ruins Twitter's branding.Read More
Garbage people across the internet have been harassing a woman as the party "responsible" for Mass Effect: Andromeda's robotic facial animations.Read More
The U.S. military has a long history of misogyny, sexual assault, and gender inequality within its ranks, and it seems that this type of behavior and disregard for its female members extends to life outside the armed forces, too. Today, we learned that many Marines are semper fi to misogyny as we learned about a Facebook group where male Marines, both current and retired, posted and shared nude images of female colleagues.Read More
With Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Roberto’s Hawkeye, Marvel is taking a clear stand against online harassment.Read More
"Telling women writers to 'just not do that' is like suggesting a New York cab driver relocate to a state where everyone has cars and no one needs cabs."Read More
Pro Golfer Paige Spiranac Speaks Out About Online Harassment For Being Female While Golfing and Social Media-ing
23-year-old pro golfer Paige Spiranac is currently in Dubai to play in the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic, a women's European Tour played in the Middle East. At a press conference about the event, a reporter asked Spiranac about online harassment she received following a loss at this same tournament last year. Spirinac's poignant response is in the video after the cut.Read More
I'm a proponent of free speech and authentic conversation. I cannot legally stop anyone from saying whatever it is they want to say, nor would I want to. That said, if I invite you into my apartment, and you start hurting my other guests, tearing up my living room, or generally being an asshole, I'm kicking you the fuck out of my house. If only Reddit took disrespecting their home as seriously.Read More
Since the Nazis are already in the White House, Twitter decides to do what they should've done a long time ago.
In a sweeping move that has stirred up some of the "alt-right's" most vocal outlets, Twitter has suspended a number of accounts associated with the alt-right movement.Read More
Twitter is finally implementing a much-requested feature: the ability to mute certain words and phrases.Read More
YouTube comments are the worst. But YouTube--and, by extension, their parent company Google--seems to be aware of that problem, and they're working on it.Read More
TMS' Keisha Hatchett has already reported on the disappointing fact of Mockingbird writer Chelsea Cain leaving Twitter thanks to the hostile comics environment created by anti-feminist trolls simply because she dared ask people to buy her book and show Marvel that they want comics featuring nuanced female heroes. Well, it looks like the trolls will have a lot more to be upset about. Mockingbird, Vol. 1 has now shot up to #1 on Amazon's Marvel Comics bestseller list.Read More
Hey Male Members of Fandom, Stop Attacking Women Creators: Mockingbird Writer Chelsea Cain Quits Twitter Over Harassment
Since when is harassment acceptable practice for being a fan of a thing? Anything?
On Thursday, Mockingbird writer Chelsea Cain quit Twitter after receiving an onslaught of abuse from individuals calling themselves comic book fans. Her crime? Asking for greater representation in her field of work.Read More
Yesterday, I covered a story in which a woman was groped while playing a virtual reality game called QuiVR. Well, the developers were concerned enough about her story (and the potential untold stories like it) to do something about it.Read More
So, we already knew that playing any video game in multiplayer mode is tricky for a woman. After all, the "trash talking" becomes decidedly gendered when male players hear a female voice on their headsets. Well, guess what? Thanks to virtual reality games, we can add groping to the list of harassing behavior women can experience while gaming. But, it's not real, I hear you say. How can someone be groped in VR? Oh, they can.Read More
Ohhh, Twitter. If only you could fix that pesky harassment problem.Read More
"This is not OK!"
While the level of awareness surrounding the issue has definitely been raised as a result, it also hasn't changed the underlying problems either. It's fortunate that newspapers such as the Telegram are willing to shed more light on the problem--and in their words, to remind everyone that online harassment is not okay.Read More
Twitter Determined to Win Us All Over By Banning 235,000 “Extremist” Users & Giving That “Quality Filter” to Everyone
Pigs have mastered the art of flight, the depths of Hell have cooled down to 32 degrees Fahrenheit, and Twitter has finally addressed some of the basic concerns that their users have been raising for years.Read More
The hashtag that Jones started, #LOVE4GABBYUSA, takes inspiration from the hashtag #LoveForLeslieJ, which began trending in support of the actress.Read More