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Police Argue Woman’s “Provocative Selfies” Disprove Her Rape Claims Against Them

According to a report published in the New York Post last week, two New York police officers who allegedly raped an 18-year-old woman while she was in custody are disputing the her claims by citing her “provocative selfies,” recreational drug use, and rap career. Put simply, there’s so much wrong with this that I’m unsure where, exactly, to begin.

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This Woman Takes Selfies With the Men Who Catcall Her

It's both badass & disturbing.

The project is meant to shine a light on the prevalence of street harassment since, as she wrote in her inaugural post, "many people still don't know how often and in whatever context 'catcalling' happens." Jansma posted 24 pictures in one month, and that's not even all the men who harassed her. She says there were other men who either got away too fast or made her feel too unsafe to ask for a selfie.

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Screw Your Misogyny, The Selfie Is a Scientific Miracle

SciShow posted an explainer about how smartphone digital cameras work, showing that it's easy to forget how much impressive technology powers a selfie.

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Ballot Selfies Are Only Legal in 20 States, So You Might Want to Go Delete That Photo of Your Vote

Hey, America. Did you vote today? Of course you did! Did you take a fun photo of your ballot and post it on social media? That... might be illegal, depending on where you live.

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Things We Saw Today: This Impressive Zootopia LEGO Statue, Instantly Destroyed by a Child

This LEGO statue of Nick Wilde from Zootopia, crafted painstakingly over the course of three days by a builder named Zhao, went on display today at a shopping mall in Ningbo, China. After only an hour after the statue went up, a child destroyed it.

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Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Boy Problems” Video Features Slumber Party Glam, Funeral Selfies & No Boys Allowed

Carly Rae Jepsen's video for "Boy Problems," directed by fashion photographer and designer Petra Collins, steps up the pop-glam and the femme fashion, from tiaras to pink ballgowns to laptops slathered with sparkly stickers. You'd think with a name like "Boy Problems," Jepsen's video would feature at least one boy, but instead, the video focuses entirely on its heroine and her female friends.

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Curiosity Rover Takes “Selfies” As She Explores Martian Sand Dunes for the First Time

Thankfully, she can't pull off Duck Lips.

The Curiosity rover on Mars is such a millennial. I mean, she's up on Mars taking selfies right now. She's even got a selfie stick for an arm. Now that's going a little overboard, don't you think?

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Artist Petra Collins Demonstrates the Power of Selfies

"We’re all constantly bombarded by images, but a lot of them don’t reflect the normal person or girl."

To some, selfies (like many things that are predominantly enjoyed by women) are frivolous, superficial, and self-absorbed. However, there's another side to selfies. Artist Petra Collins sees them as a way for women to take ownership of how they're perceived by others, and how they see themselves.

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Selfie-Taking Sorority Sisters Drop the Mic on Taunting Sportscasters

You do you, ladies. Keep highroading the shit out of life.

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Things We Saw Today: Agent Carter Is Headed to Hollywoodland

Entertainment Weekly revealed a super cool poster by Marvel's Kris Anka (the artist on the new Captain Marvel) to promote Agent Carter Season 2 at San Diego Comic-Con next week!

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San Diego Comic-Con Bans Selfie Sticks, Maybe With Good Reason?

Start kissing up to your long-armed friends NOW.

If you're going to Comic-Con this year and like taking selfies, you'd better have long arms, or at least be friends with people who are. Because SDCC has announced that they are banning selfie sticks this year as one of several changes to their technology policies. Who do you think you are, SDCC? The Cannes Film Festival?

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Cannes Asked Attendees to “Refrain” From Selfies On the Red Carpet, Because They Don’t Like Fun Or Joy?

Damn, Cannes Film Festival. I mean, I know you're fancy and all, but no selfies on the red carpet? No selfies?! What's next, no flat shoes for women? Oh, wait.

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ThinkGeek Continues Notoriously Awesome April Fools’ Day Products With Groot Beer, Thrones Clue, & More

I mean, these are totally legitimate products every person can own!

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Here’s Ian McKellen Pioneering the Selfie With a Baby-Faced Robert Downey Jr. in 1994

Fact: A 1994 selfie is as close as Marvel and Fox's legal teams will let Magneto and Iron Man get.

Don't you love how Sir Ian McKellen talks about selfies like he's an anthropologist untouched by our silly tech culture? Or just everything about him in general?

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Space Selfies Are the Best Selfies

No space duckface, sadly.

Just because you exit the stratosphere doesn't mean you can escape the pull of the selfie.

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Things We Saw Today: An Up-Themed DogHouse Perfect for the Dug in Your Life

He hid there because he loves you.

Video series Super-Fan Builds has made some great stuff in the past, but this really warms our hearts. Plus, the dog's name really is Dug. It's so cute I can't handle it.

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You Can Now Take Selfies Of Your Avatar In World of Warcraft


Because honestly, what's the point of spending all that time crafting yourself a pair of Tankatronic goggles if you can't see yourself looking cool in them?

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Bad News: “Belfie Stick” Is a Butt Selfie Apparatus. Good News: Selfie Sticks Look Less Dumb Now.

Get the perfect picture of yourbelf.

Always make sure you get your good side backside.

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This Is A Cute Bracelet! Oh, And It’s Also A Drone That Will Take Selfies For You In Mid-Air

Does it come in black?

Jewelry makes you feel super-cute, and it doesn't have to serve any purpose beyond that. But wouldn't it be better if all your accessories worked double-duty as amazing tech that would also make you feel like a super spy?

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Fashion Week Got You a Selfie Sombrero and a Shrek Sweater, You’re Welcome


Story time! Every December my mom puts up blank Christmas lists so we can all fill them out with what we want that year, and every year my brother used to put "the ability to see my forehead" on his list as a joke. One time I got him a baseball cap with a small handheld mirror attached to the brim so he could do just that. Basically what I'm trying to get at is that I'm obviously a fashion pioneer.

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