Here's How to Tell Your Co-Workers That They're Smelly, Annoying Asses

I work remotely but I still sometimes have altercations with my co-workers. Last week I had a particularly nasty argument with a co-worker about the sexual virility of Burt Reynolds, and just yesterday another colleague (also nameless) invited me to "shut my goddamn face." I want to retaliate, but how? » 7/29/14 11:00am 7/29/14 11:00am

What's Technology Doing to "Femininity"?

It's pretty common to hear particular technologies presented as being either for dudes (i.e., srs bsns gadgets) or for girls (think messaging apps and anything related to shopping). It's also common to see technologies adopted by female consumers as either fluffy or some quasi-miraculous sign of alien life—see every… » 12/02/13 6:00pm 12/02/13 6:00pm

Humane Society Gets Crap Email From Dickhead Lawmaker

There have been some truly egregious political fuck-ups in the past, and while Tennessee Republican State Rep. Andy Holt’s email exchange with the Humane Society’s public policy coordinator in which he compares the Humane Society investigations to the human trafficking of 17-year-old women and makes use of the phrase… » 4/30/13 1:00pm 4/30/13 1:00pm

Watch Teenage Britney Spears Talk About Emailing Your Heart

Here's a reminder that we're all getting so old, all of the time. If this doesn't send you straight back to the late 90s/early aughts, maybe that's because you weren't born yet. For the rest of us, please enjoy Bit Bit saying fun things like "everyone has been doing e-mails!" and "Oh my goodness!" Ugh, she's the best. » 3/12/13 11:00pm 3/12/13 11:00pm

North Dakota Republican State Rep. Pisses Off Colleagues with Email…

Maybe it's just the cynical nature of the 24-hour news cycle, but it sometimes seems like politicians always email shitty, offensive "jokes" to their staff instead of, say, cat videos or a recipe for peanut brittle. Wouldn't it be great just once to read a story that started, "State Rep. Carlash Smiz from Missouri… » 1/20/13 2:30pm 1/20/13 2:30pm

Unsurprisingly, Readers Incensed About Coverage of Racist Teens Are…

Ever since we pointed out that some teenagers reacted very poorly to President Obama's reelection by posting racist hate speech on Twitter, we have received quite a few emails supporting the students and expressing anti-Obama sentiments. Apparently, pointing out when people are being racist just brings out more… » 11/14/12 5:45pm 11/14/12 5:45pm

Spying on a Significant Other Is Becoming an Acceptable Form of Social…

So. A new online dating survey of 2,000 lonesome souls found out some pretty salient information, which is that there are quite a few Americans who apparently think that it's fine to sift through a significant other's emails, texts and browsing history. More than a third of the survey's respondents said that they'd be… » 8/26/12 10:30pm 8/26/12 10:30pm

'I'm a Maid. People Treat Me With Respect and I Love My Job'

When domestic workers are in the spotlight, it's often as part of a negative narrative. Whether it's Dominic Strauss-Khan's alleged assault of a maid or the maid suing the writer of The Help, the positivity just isn't there. There is also the very real truth that many domestic workers are exploited, underpaid and… » 3/28/12 12:25pm 3/28/12 12:25pm

Batshit Lawmaker Says Women Should Have to Watch an Abortion Before…

When it comes to women's reproductive rights, Arizona seems to be going for some kind of land speed record in obliterating them. But you have to hand it to them. Even though they've already established themselves as pretty much the worst, they're not content to rest on their cringe-inducing laurels. No, they continue… » 3/21/12 3:15pm 3/21/12 3:15pm

You Better Get Your Facebook Estate in Order in Case You Die

Early in your life, you might have worried about who was going to get your toys or your CDs when you died (or tapes or—gasp!—records, if you are truly ancient). Then, as you grew up and earned a bit of money, you might have actually made a will to tell people what to do with all your shit when you shuffled off this… » 3/16/12 11:20am 3/16/12 11:20am

Federal Judge Sends Insanely Racist Email Implying Obama's Mom Fucked a…

Judges are primarily known for one thing: their good judgment. But that is the opposite of what Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull used when he decided to send an email to six of his "'old buddies' and acquaintances" containing an exceedingly racist joke about President Obama. Oh, and he sent it from his… » 3/01/12 9:30am 3/01/12 9:30am

Kansas Representative Issues Non-Apology After Calling First Lady 'Mrs.…

An embarrassing Republican has issued a textbook non-apology weeks after forwarding an email that called First Lady Michelle Obama "Mrs. YoMamma" and implied that she and the Grinch were twins separated at birth. He's sorry people got mad. He didn't mean to offend anyone. But can we all agree that the President and… » 1/09/12 11:20am 1/09/12 11:20am