The Epic Battle Between Jezebel And Gawker Now Begins

At around noon today, the Jezebel staff posted an accusatory article titled “We Have a Rape Gif Problem and Gawker Media Won’t Do Anything About It”. In the article they claim 4Chan members are posting “violent rape gifs” in their comments – and despite complaining “to higher ups on Gawker’s editorial side for months”, “Nothing has changed.”

For months, an individual or individuals has been using anonymous, untraceable burner accounts to post gifs of violent pornography in the discussion section of stories on Jezebel. The images arrive in a barrage, and the only way to get rid of them from the website is if a staffer individually dismisses the comments and manually bans the commenter.

Saying “[n]one of us are paid enough to deal with this on a daily basis” and “it’s time the company had its feet held to the fire”, the staff claims the problem comes down to Kinja being a crappy platform.

…because IP addresses aren’t recorded on burner accounts, literally nothing is stopping this individual or individuals from immediately signing up for another, and posting another wave of violent images…and then bragging about it on 4chan in conversations staffers here have followed…

Jezebel staff even brought it up in staff meetings, and were “told that there were no plans to enable the blocking of IP addresses, no plans to record IP addresses of burner accounts”.

In refusing to address the problem, Gawker’s leadership is prioritizing theoretical anonymous tipsters over a very real and immediate threat to the mental health of Jezebel’s staff and readers.

They concluded by saying if another company were forcing its female employees “to manage a malevolent human pornbot” they would report it and “cite it as another example of employers failing to take the safety of its female employees seriously”.

This should be interesting. I haven’t been able to find a public response from Gawker.


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JoAnn Would Like To Share Her Feelings About Everything

JoAnn, of the facebook group “JoAnn’s blog”, has a few thoughts on the use of the word gay. Actually, she has a lot of thoughts about it. And many feelings too, apparently.

I tried to use my thesaurus to find the original English translation of the word “gay.” And guess what? There literally was no comparative word, none, nada, zip! It’s like the word gay no long is to be used to describe and giddy feeling.

JoAnn continued her search for clarity and “thesaurused” other words:

I keyed in the words “queer” and “fairy” and feminine and got the exact English translations to their definitions. So why not the word homosexual? Because for all the whooplah and coming out of the closet celebrations, homosexuals are still ashamed. And IMHO, they should be.

After telling you to be ashamed of being gay, she goes on to admonish you for…not being proud of it?

If you are not ashamed of your decisions, then straight up say so. You announce to the world you are gay? You parade around, or should I say “sash-ay” around, tilting your heads and wiggling touches, looking like you’re available for an afternoon or twilight delight…If you are a man, than for God’s sake, stop acting femmie! It’s gross. Act like a man!!

But don’t think “straight up say so” means you can actually “say so” around JoAnn!

The minute they say, “I’m gay” you immediately know HOW they have sex with a MAN, the only way a man can have sex with a man…I don’t give a flyin flip what you do in your private life, so STOP INFORMING ME OF IT.

It’s not just gay men JoAnn hates. She apparently hates heterosexual women as well, telling them to stop “behaving like gutter trash, like slut-slop”, and saying you need to act like a woman instead of a “dike” because “you are telling everyone that you are no different than a skanky, sloppy seconds smellin’ whore”.

JoAnn enters the home stretch by telling the internets that she knows “I’ve convinced every homosexual reader that I can be labeled a homophobic. (I totally am not!)” before going on to tell you to stop “acting like a limp dishrag, and a woman with a tool belt” and “at least pretend” to be a real man or a real woman. She ends her tirade by chastising the LGBT community for using “God’s signature as your banner”.

A Rainbow was God’s signature promise to a man and his family that He would never destroy the earth with a flood again. That man was Noah.

Be sure to click over and read the entire rant. It is truly a thing of internet beauty and lols.


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BlogHer ’14 Apparently A Huge Womp Womp

Another BlogHer conference has ended, and from behind all the hype and hooplah some very interesting stories emerged. Some highlights:



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BlogHer 2014 Open Post Sponsored By Caffeine And Box Wine

Oh glorious day! BlogHer is here again, and bloggers have spent the entire day either hand wringing about what to pack, or scrambling to be the OMG FIRST! to arrive at the venue. The obnoxious hashtag parties have already begun, as has the booth begging (“come by our booth! lots of nice crap you’ll never use and probably won’t even take home!”) and instagram is filling up with sitting-on-a-plane selfies.

So let the mommy Rumspringa begin! Post your Live Action Hamnews in the comments, and of course just discuss BlogHer in general. We’ll be here alternating between alcohol and popcorn, so don’t let us down!






Vlogger Michelle Phan Sued For Using Music, Claims She Had Permission

oh princess

Michelle Phan, allegedly Asian, is apparently being sued by Ultra Records for using music in her beauty vlogs without permission. Ultra wants Phan to disclose how much money the videos have made, and apparently wants all the profits.

But in a truly classy internet counter-offensive, Phan’s lawyers are telling TMZ she totally had permission to use the songs. Her “legal team” also says Phan will be filing “a lawsuit of her own” which should keep generating publicity for her for at least a year.

In other news, I had no idea this chick was now such a big deal that TMZ is covering her. I guess that Dr. Pepper commercial really shot her to the A List.