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Harassment of Ghostbusters’ Leslie Jones shows Twitter needs to change

Harassment of Ghostbusters’ Leslie Jones shows Twitter needs to change

Two not-so-secret secrets: the new Ghostbusters has received tons of misogynistic hate, and Twitter has limped along in usage and growth over the last year. Leslie Jones, one of the main Ghostbusters and the only African American of the crew, has been fending off Twitter trolls about both her race and gender. Then she silenced her account. Celebrity exits on Twitter only harm the company's brand, and Twitter must figure out how to defend against the hatred and stupidity some users are subjected to.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/19/leslie-jones-twitter-harassment/

New York Times ‘Ghostbusters’ Review: Girls Rule. Women Are Funny. Get Over It.

New York Times ‘Ghostbusters’ Review: Girls Rule. Women Are Funny. Get Over It.

It would be a travesty to forget mentioning a certain all-female scientist movie. The remake of the 1984 cult comedy "Ghostbusters" has received very mixed reviews so far, but the NY Times calls the film "cheerfully silly" and praises Kate McKinnon in particular for being a "sublime nerd goddess." Even if the movie doesn't achieve unanimous adulation, the mere acceptance of an all-female cast is an encouraging sign.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/15/movies/ghostbusters-review-melissa-mccarthy-kristen-wiig.html?hpw&rref=movies&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=0