For those worried that “PC Culture,” or the social pressure to be politically correct and respectful of minorities, is curbing free speech in the United States, I have got something for you: President-Elect Donald Trump has spent the days following his win attacking the free speech of Americans. In a series of tweets, Trump called out the protesters angry about his win, as well as the New York Times for being “unfair” to him.
From it’s initial announcement to its release, the new Ghostbusters film with an all-female leading cast has had more than it’s fair share of criticism. Far more. But now that it’s come out and it turns out it’s not even that bad, most of the universal panning that people anticipated turned out to just be a few disgruntled Internet users. Unless you’re Leslie Jones.
For an entire day, Jones used her Twitter account to bring attention to all of the racist, sexist and downright disgusting comments she was targeted with, many of which came from anonymous users commonly referred to as “trolls.”
In the age of social media prowess, not only does everyone have an opinion, they have thousands and they have no hesitation when it comes to sharing every single one of them. While free speech and open dialogue is wonderful, a clear drawback to social media culture is an overabundance of thought. But these people are changing that.
Teens, tweens, and millennials, how do you get your news?
Are you looking up New York Times on your phone? Are you buying the Chicago Tribune or the Star-Ledger off of the newsstands when they are hot off the press? It seems, that the old ways of getting news are becoming more and more a thing of the past.
In National Mental Health Month, it is so nice to have celebrities like Azealia Banks to discuss topics like this, seeing how we know that she will never keep her mouth closed about anything.
Like many multi-billion dollar companies, Twitter’s executive board in particular, wasn’t quite known for its diversity. But, with their latest addition, it looks like they’re trying to head in a new direction.
The president of Morehouse College has spoken up about the Spelman student who had been raped. The college is pursuing an investigation regarding allegations that a women attending the neighboring Spelman College was gang-raped by four Morehouse students at a party,which the student anonymously shared on Twitter under the moniker @RapedAtSpelman.
Buzzfeed has revolutionized the online publishing industry in recent years. One of the many ways they’ve done so has been through their personality-filled videos that feature staff members either acting out relatable scenarios or asking thought-provoking questions. Their latest attempt to do so has seemingly backfired and brought on the wrath of Twitter users everywhere.
Social media has taken over the modern day teenager’s life. This pervasive adoption of technology has heightened the level of Internet protection education, but also the awareness that parents need to be involved with their child’s digital behavior. While parents have every right to be involved in the multifaceted lives of their teens, where does this line of privacy be drawn?
If you haven’t yet started your New Year’s resolutions, we have compiled a list of 20 tweets of inspiration from Twitter user PantheR (@). The list isn’t your traditional fare. Instead, it features things to leave behind in 2015 that are harmful and violent, especially toward Black women and LGBTQIA folks.