Mary Emily O'Hara

News

Domestic Violence Shelters Are Turning Away LGBTQ Victims

A report released today by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs details the dire scenario faced by a large number of LGBTQ domestic violence victims—but progress may be on the horizon.
Mary Emily O'Hara
10.19.16
tech

Iggy Azalea’s Beef with Papa John's Is a Serious Wake-Up Call About Consumer Privacy

Iggy Azalea became the butt of many jokes this week when she ranted on Twitter about a Papa John's pizza delivery guy giving out her phone number, but her pizza feud exposes serious privacy issues.
Mary Emily O'Hara
2.12.15
News

A New App Will Help Flight Attendants Report Human Trafficking

The app allows airline workers to upload video footage of suspected trafficking cases and gives the humanitarian group Airline Ambassadors a way to count the number of tips reported to the DHS.
Mary Emily O'Hara
2.10.15
Vice Blog

The Supreme Court Heard Its First Social Media Harassment Case

On Monday, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could define whether or not online threats are taken seriously by the legal system.
Mary Emily O'Hara
12.2.14
Stuff

Naked Stoner Girls Are Giving Away a Year's Worth of Free Weed

Stoned Girls – a fetish site featuring pictures of hot, often naked, ladies getting high – is giving away free weed.
Mary Emily O'Hara
11.25.14
News

Trans Women of Colour Face an Epidemic of Violence and Murder

The 20th of November is Transgender Day of Remembrance, when communities all over the world hold vigils and memorials for those lost largely to hate crimes and domestic violence.
Mary Emily O'Hara
11.20.14
News

The Queer Community Mourns ‘Warrior’ Leslie Feinberg

The author of Stone Butch Blues, one of the only depictions of masculine lesbian life to cross over into mainstream popularity, succumbed to Lyme disease on the 15th of November.
Mary Emily O'Hara
11.17.14
News

The ACLU Is Fighting to Keep Revenge Porn Safe and Legal for Pervs

Your vagina has less of a right to privacy than your credit card numbers or medical records. That's objectively fucked-up.
Mary Emily O'Hara
11.13.14
Stuff

Porn Stars Are Letting Fans Pay for the Chance to Have Sex with Them on Camera

A website is auctioning off intimate encounters with adult film performers to fans with the highest bid. But wait – isn't exchanging money for sex prostitution?
Mary Emily O'Hara
11.9.14
News

Should Oil Barons Like David Koch Be Funding Museums?

It's one thing for energy tycoons like Koch to want their name plastered all over opera houses, but now that they're funding science museums, activists are stepping up their game.
Mary Emily O'Hara
9.12.14