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Here are five things you may have missed on Twitter this week.
1. If there’s one thing the internet does well, it’s
obsess over pay homage to kitty cats and #NationalCatDay proved no different:
This is what happens when #MockingjayTickets go on-sale on #NationalCatDay. pic.twitter.com/F3jdRiBcBR
— Regal Cinemas (@RegalMovies) October 29, 2014
News flash: #NationalCatDay celebrations have been extended until November 1. That’s 11/1/2037, by the way. — Cat Food Breath (@CatFoodBreath) October 30, 2014
Hope everyone had a wonderful #nationalcatday pic.twitter.com/Nl3MhZsvRv
— Drew Schnoebelen (@Dschnoeb) October 30, 2014
Happy #nationalcatday, somewhere deep down he loves me pic.twitter.com/e8V30nZBEO — Gabriella (@GabbyHalll) October 29, 2014
“I had a cat named Snowball She died, she died My mom said she was sleeping- She lied! She lied!” #NationalCatDay pic.twitter.com/Dx1j4TzsuJ
— TrivWorks (@TrivWorks) October 30, 2014
#NationalCatDay is almost over, can’t forget to post this gem. pic.twitter.com/FivgSOjcVL — Aspen Snowmass (@AspenSnowmass) October 30, 2014
2. Jesse Williams, of Grey’s Anatomy and “hot eyes” fame, is one of the more sociopolitically active celebrities on Twitter. This week, he went in on racial inequality, Ferguson and “you should really know better” Halloween costumes. (I’ve only posted a subset, check out his timeline for more.)
Human Decency (AKA Social Justice) Twitterganza coming in hot, in 5, 4, 3, 2… — jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) October 28, 2014
With the swell of black death at the hands of cops & vigilantes, I have some genuine questions for this specific segment of the population: — jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) October 28, 2014
When “men” violently assault women, your reaction is never “Well, girls hit girls all the time.” That would be repugnant. Consider why. — jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) October 28, 2014
Why do so many of you reflexively defend, identify w/, and antagonize on behalf of whiteness whenever blackness is involved? — jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) October 28, 2014
What about black pain is so fun to you? From where is that joy derived? — jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) October 28, 2014
When #Halloween comes around, how exactly does dressing as Trayvon and other illustrations of black pain, make you feel? Please be specific. — jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) October 28, 2014
Millions of you smile in awe of our music, comedy, inventions, athletics, fashion, etc. but when we’re not entertaining you, you hate us? — jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) October 28, 2014
From 2006-2012 a white police officer killed a black PERSON at least twice a week in this country. By saying so, I have not attacked you. — jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) October 28, 2014
White people have played a crucial role in nearly every social justice movement in this country. Indifference is not your duty or heritage. — jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) October 28, 2014
You need not carry the heavy, hollow burden of racism any longer. Leave it behind. Be for something, and not because it’s easy. — jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) October 28, 2014
3. A video of a woman getting catcalled on the streets of New York went viral, prompting a stream of comments on street harassment. #streetharassment
Whet @SandraRose ??? The problem is men think they are entitled to woman..
— Regina George (@m1ldew) October 30, 2014
The scary part of #StreetHarrasment isn’t the “compliments” but how fast it turns aggressive/ugly when they don’t get the response they want — adverbia (@_adverbia) October 29, 2014
@LoriKovacevich it’s called feminism. U want the benefits of being a man, w/o the dangers/risks? Stop whining, men aren’t allowed to.
— Red Pill Philosophy (@RedPillTweets) October 29, 2014
“I’m just being nice; the least you could do is smile at me.” #DudeBroFallacies #StreetHarrasment — Eric Sprankle, PsyD (@DrSprankle) October 31, 2014
#StreetHarrasment only unattractive women complain about it
— Chelly Palomino (@ChellyComm) October 29, 2014
Aw, the child-like naiveté of people who think “they’re just saying hello.” Nobody tell them about Santa! #StreetHarrasment #NotJustHello — Aaaahhhhshley (@YaYaAshley) October 31, 2014
The #StreetHarrasment tweets are saddening, unsurprising and important. We can do better, gentlemen.
— Jim Tankersley (@jimtankersley) October 29, 2014
why is it a woman’s responsibility to always ignore catcalls? why can’t it be a man’s responsibility to not catcall? #StreetHarrasment — emelinda báez (@emelindabaez) October 31, 2014
If #Lebron doesn’t have to smile when introduced at his homecoming, I don’t have to smile when walking down Broadway. #StreetHarrasment
— KSeps (@KSeps) October 31, 2014
No, I’m not dressing up for you to see and comment. I wear skirts because I like to. FULL STOP. #StreetHarrasment — Cécile Ch (@CcileCh) October 29, 2014
4. In honor of Halloween, Comedy Central’s @Midnight challenged Tweeters to share their #ScaryStoriesin5Words.
Happy Halloween! Here’s a salad. #ScaryStoriesIn5Words #UnwantedHalloweenTreats
— Martin Malota (@MOLA1) October 31, 2014
Donald Trump is on Twitter. #ScaryStoriesIn5Words — Ron Hogan (@RonHogan) October 31, 2014
“Let’s reboot the Twilight franchise.” #ScaryStoriesin5Words
— Adamantium Steelvera (@AdamSilvera) October 31, 2014
#ScaryStoriesIn5Words Interacting with other human beings — Buzzkill Squad (@ultrafoetus) October 31, 2014
“Why don’t we book Garth Brooks?” #ScaryStoriesIn5Words
— Seán Burke (@SeanBurkeShow) October 31, 2014
Movember starts tomorrow. Dear God. #ScaryStoriesIn5Words — June Findlay (@missladyniobe) October 31, 2014
5. Each Halloween a topic of grave importance and subject of intense debate arises, candy corn: gross or nah?
@PiaGlenn “Ooooh! Candy corn!” *Eats One* “Eww, candy corn…” Every. Damn. Year.
— M.A. Chabolla (@bludijin) October 31, 2014
You’re a horrible person if you give someone Candy Corn on halloween. — GO CHARGERS (@BasedChasen) October 31, 2014
“let’s keep the sheet between us while we do it.’ (c) people who hate candy corn
— Tracy Claytomb (@brokeymcpoverty) October 30, 2014
Regardless of your opinion on Halloween candy, I think we can all agree that candy corn is neither candy nor corn. It should be banned. — Billy Gomila (@ATVS_ChefBilly) October 31, 2014
(have lost all faith in humanity based on the number of you all who say you don’t like candy corn. Pray for us all)
— halloween joke name (@WesleyLowery) October 27, 2014
If you like candy corn, I don’t trust you — Rudy Francisco (@RudyFrancisco) October 30, 2014
i like candy corn SHOTS FIRED
— lauren ashley bishop (@sbellelauren) October 31, 2014
Happy Halloween everyone!
rachealizationsNovember 2, 2014
Love M.A. Chabolla’s comment on candy corn “ever. damn. year.” For me, I actually have to try several pieces before I finally say “eewww!”
The Girl Next Door is BlackNovember 2, 2014
Me too! It’s like, “Ooh, Halloween! Candy corn, yay!” *Bite* “Oh right…this is gross!”
TamiNovember 2, 2014
Ohhh…Jesse Williams! He’s even hotter to me now. 🙂
Also, candy corn is definitely not my thing.
And as for catcalling…I think men need to grow up!
The Girl Next Door is BlackNovember 2, 2014
I think I saw a few girls and guys propose to Jesse Williams via Twitter after that. Hehe.
+1 on the grossness of candy corn.
I was glad to see some men speak out against catcalling and other street harassment on Twitter. It can’t just be women trying to change things.
ShahidahNovember 1, 2014
I think i love Jesse Williams now. Off to follow him on twitter
The Girl Next Door is BlackNovember 1, 2014
Right? He’s a refreshing presence on Twitter. He doesn’t hold back on much.