Category: Social Media

  • Scott Bixby was right to report on Ben Mora’s tweets

    Scott Bixby was right to report on Ben Mora’s tweets

    We need to talk about Ben Mora. Mora was a regional field director for the Bernie Sanders campaign until last night, when he was sacked over offensive and derogatory tweets about other candidates, including disparaging remarks about Amy Klobuchar’s and Elizabeth Warren’s physical appearance and Pete Buttigieg’s sexuality. Since then, the journalist who broke the […]

  • Harry and Meghan quit their shitty job, and you should too

    Harry and Meghan quit their shitty job, and you should too

    In deciding that the unrealistic expectations set by those around them—from the press to “the firm” (as the Crown is known within Buckingham Palace) to trolls on social media—was not worth the hassle, Meghan and Harry have set an example for people around the world who are fed up with their miserable, high-pressure, low-reward jobs.

  • The gay community must do more to protect young gay boys from sexual exploitation

    The gay community must do more to protect young gay boys from sexual exploitation

      Earlier this month, news broke that Ralph Shortey, a Republican Oklahoma state senator and prominent Donald Trump supporter was charged with engaging in child prostitution for soliciting sex from an underage boy on Instagram and Kik, social media apps popular with teenagers. Shortey was found with the boy (whose name is withheld for privacy) […]

  • In memory of Lily Jayne Summers

      My friend died. Though I’ve said these words aloud many times in my 30 years on this earth, it never gets easier. So when Alex told me that Lily had passed away, and Pink News confirmed my worst fears, I went numb. Lily Jayne Summers was an incredible human being. If you knew her, […]

  • Donald Trump’s tweets matter

    Donald Trump likes to tweet. As a candidate, many of us looked on bemused as he ranted about non-existent sex tapes at 3:00 AM. Since winning the Electoral College (but not the popular vote), that bemusement has turned to abject horror as the President-Elect of the United States has continued to tweet like a 20-year-old […]

  • I’m more concerned with why people vandalised a war memorial than the fact they did

    Nuance is dead. The internet killed it this weekend, bludgeoned it in the head. Then, just to make sure the job was done, we all kept kicking the corpse. Some of us still are. I am, of course, talking about what happened this weekend. Several hundred (or thousand, depending whom you ask) protestors marched through the […]

  • Skylar’s Naughty and Nice List 2013

    It’s Christmas Eve, which means Santa’s making his rounds. While I expect coal-and hopefully some condoms-in my stocking, not all of us have been quite so naughty this year. With that, I revive a holiday tradition, and give you my naughty and nice list for 2013! 5. Katie Hopkins Whether calling X Factor winner Sam […]

  • Why James Arthur’s apology is bullshit

    I can’t believe I have to tell straight people not to say “fag” and “queer.” Seriously y’all? The words themselves send shivers down my spine, taking me back to my years spent in southeastern Kentucky, where they were regularly spewed in my direction, dripping with the vitriol of threats and intimidation. For three years I […]

  • #NNSexism: Newsnight illustrates the rise, Twitter the need, of digital feminism

    Last night, Fi Glover had an excellent piece on BBC’s Newsnight about digital feminism and the future of women’s liberation in the 21st century. She profiled Laura Bates’ “Everyday Sexism Project”, the media’s fascination with and objectification of breasts, including Amanda Palmer’s Glastonbury nip slip, as well as the objectification of black women’s bodies. The […]