As a woman and public figure, Sam Bee gets an awful lot of crap slung her way by the chatty Cathys of the internet, all equipped with opinions and thoughts and feelings that are so intelligent that they must be shared. Here, in the latest installment of “Real or Fake,” a “game” in which she guesses which comments are…
In the industry of internet writing, certain truths become doctrine: Anger is effective, outrage more so, and dead girls and women—particularly those abused and victimized and murdered—rule the attention game. They are the internet’s profane saints and they have always fueled the media, selling newspapers and…
Our world is crumbling, and thanks to the “miracle” of technology, we now face infinite exposure to just how bad it is. With the 2016 election in full swing—#ImWithHer, #CrookedHillary, #DeleteYourAccount, #Sad!—I, personally, am glued to a stream of morbid news, memes and really shitty Trump tweets.
Two book nerds found each other through Twitter, so who are we to say that love is dead?
On Friday, StarWipe announced that it would officially be shutting down operations after less than a year of existence. The website, which is owned by The Onion, was intended to be a satirical take on celebrity gossip sites.
Did you even have time to miss it?
In an economy where the idea of a woman is often more commercially appealing than the actual presence of one, it is seemingly a natural development that the White Girl brand is now run by a group of men.
French authorities have launched an investigation after a 19-year-old woman broadcasted her own suicide on Periscope.
Documents obtained by The Sacramento Bee reveal that the University of California, Davis spent $175,000 to erase references to a November 2011 video that captured the pepper-spraying of students. A particular still, which shows a helmeted police officer pepper spraying a line of sitting, peaceful protesters, went…
On Monday, the Guardian launched a new series focused on internet abuse and harassment called “The Web We Want,” by turning inward.
During a panel at SXSW on Saturday, Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) introduced a proposal for a bill that would devote $20 million to prosecuting cybercrime.
For all its benefits, the rapid development of social media has brought with it new occasions for exploitation and harassment — and oftentimes these offenses go unpunished. But women are mobilizing to combat one especially pernicious form of online sexual violence: revenge porn.
Welcome to hell: today Pitchfork ran a review about the debut major label album by Wet, a Brooklyn band that some of us at Jezebel like and some of us don’t, which is all very fine by the standards of human agency. Because music critics are called “music critics,” the review, by Katherine St. Asaph, was somewhat…
Twitter is notoriously terrible at dealing with harassment, so much so that the company has felt it necessary to build more tools and hire more employees to deal with the problem. On Tuesday, the company unveiled its new terms of service in an effort to double down on its commitment to the issue.
After a series of terrorist attacks in Paris left the internet-commenting world in a state of public shock and grieving, software CMO Rurik Bradbury took note of one particular myth that was making the viral rounds: that the Eiffel Tower had gone dark in tribute, instead of as it always did at 1 a.m.
Mia Matsumiya, a violinist who has performed in rock bands in New York for the past 10 years, recently decided to reveal another secret hobby she’s kept up: the vast collection of her internet harassment, which she is posting one by one on her Instagram account @Perv_Magnet.
The problem with the internet is that it’s very easy to get publicity for a good idea (or a bad one) regardless of it actually existing. Such is the case of the Black Dot Campaign—an effort to identify domestic violence victims in need of help by having them draw small black dots on the center of their palms. While…
One more for the Jezebel ethics board, involving the fact that I love Drake. I love him so much. My boyfriend has said I’m allowed to kiss him if I ever get the chance. But let’s be real! That’s never going to happen, and I know this because I’m not fucking insane.
If you want to test your limits as a parent—or a person—visit any Internet parenting group. Nowhere is there a more reassuring hive mind of intel; however, there is also no better place to see all your worst fears and missteps laid bare, and to feel the heat of mommy vigilante justice.
Americans love ordering stuff. Usually I am behind that impulse—I’ve ordered basically everything a person can order, including a pet (once I got a chemically-engineered frog in the mail but I was also 12 at the time). But it’s time for us to reassess why we are so scared of leaving our houses to experience things…