She saw a man harassing a teen on a plane. The action she took is why her tweet thread went viral.

Women of all ages are at risk for being on the receiving end of unwanted advances from men. While adult women often learn to build up a defensive armor, for younger women and girls, it’s harder to know what to do. And that can make the situation all the more terrifying. Even now that I’m in my 20’s, being hit on by older men still causes me anxiety-especially when cornered. In those terrifying moments, I wish more than anything that someone was there to help. Thankfully, when a teenager on a late-night flight found herself next to an inappropriate stranger, journalist and editor Joanna Chiu had her back. Chiu was headed to Vancouver and hoping for a restful trip when …

Jameela Jamil’s story about getting harassed after rejecting a guy went viral because its relatable for all the wrong reasons.

Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images Nearly every woman has a story of receiving hostility because they rejected a man’s advances. At best, we receive insults, such as “You should be flattered someone wants to go out with you,” or “Whatever, you’re ugly anyways.” At worst, it’s physical violence. The Good Place actress (and internet hero) Jameela Jamil opened up about the time she was punched in the face for turning down someone who was hitting on her. Yup, you read that right. Jamil posted a story of a time when she received verbal abuse for turning someone down. “Was out at the shops with my friend. Man ogles me. Man then approaches me to give me his number. I explain …

Goodbye Trump, Democrat Andrew Yang is the 2020 elections new king of the memes.

via Collision Conf / Flickr In the 2016 election, Donald Trump was, by far, the most meme-worthy candidate. Trolls on sites such as 4Chan and Reddit’s r/The Donald championed Trump as an ironic savior while the alt-right churned out countless disgusting, racist memes using Trump’s image. However, in 2020 it looks like the ‘sh*t-posters’ of the world are jumping off the Trump Train and getting on the Yang Yacht. The political outsider is also gaining legitimate support from Democrats for his forward-thinking policies. #YangGang Goals: 1. Spread our message as far as it can possibly go. Reply to tweets, post on Facebook, tell your friends irl, etc. 2. Make memes to support the cause. 3. Donate if you can (think …

A convicted troll took a shot at Puerto Rico. Then Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stopped by.

Why would anyone attack Puerto Rico? The island and its residents are still recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. Despite losing an estimated 70 percent of its agriculture during the hurricane and enduring an estimated $9 billion in damages, the people of Puerto Rico continue to focus on recovery efforts. And along the way, they continue to make very meaningful contributions to the United States, despite an ongoing and seemingly endless pursuit of statehood. In case you didn’t get that, Puerto Rico is the “good guy” in this story. So, who’s the bad guy? Enter Dinesh D’Souza. The right-wing commentator has become more of a troll than a thought leader in recent years. He’s even a convicted felon. …

This family is the face of Venezuela’s historic humanitarian crisis.

Luis and Jude Vivas, with their son, Luis Jr. Editor’s note: If you want to help the Vivas family, you can contribute directly to their GoFundMe campaign here. The campaign has been verified by the GoFundMe team, with 100% of the proceeds going toward immediate food, medical and housing needs for the family. When I connect with Jude and Luis Vivas, the couple is resting inside a tiny motel room in  Cúcuta, Colombia. The width of the room barely holds a small, twin sized bed that is covered in the six backpacks they carried across the Venezuelan border with their young son, Luis Jr. “We are very tired,” Jude says, translating the words of her husband into English. “Tired of …

Howand whyan ailing U.S. veteran is helping these Venezuelan refugees start a new life.

Luis and Jude Vivas, with their son, Luis Jr. Editor’s note: If you want to help the Vivas family, you can contribute directly to their GoFundMe campaign here. The campaign has been verified by the GoFundMe team, with 100% of the proceeds going toward immediate food, medical and housing needs for the family. When I connect with Jude and Luis Vivas, the couple is resting inside a tiny motel room in  Cúcuta, Colombia. The width of the room barely holds a small, twin sized bed that is covered in the six backpacks they carried across the Venezuelan border with their young son, Luis Jr. “We are very tired,” Jude says, translating the words of her husband into English. “Tired of …

This husband spent $800 saved for vacation without asking his wife. Her reaction is great.

via D Coetzee / Flickr When you’re working a full time job, attempting to wade through the news cycle, and keeping up a long-term romantic relationship, an annual vacation can be the difference between complete burnout and survival. In the scheme of everyday life, it’s no small thing to forgo that privilege for the greater good, and yet, that is precisely what a teacher on Imgur did when he saw a student in need. Since he was concerned about his student’s safety in the cold — wearing just a hoodie and sneakers, the teacher asked his student to stay after class for a chat. He soon found out his student lives with his grandpa and juggles a job at Chick-Fil-A …

Comments on the internet are usually horrible. But these will make you love humans again.

via Gage Skidmore / Flickr Actor-comedian Patton Oswalt (“Ratatouille,” “Young Adult”) pulled off a marvelous act of human kindness on Thursday by asking his 4.46 million Twitter followers to help out a troll. It all started when Oswalt tweeted an angry response to President Trump’s call to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. You like pomes? I like pomes too! Here’s a pome I wroted:ROSES ARE REDTOMMY SHAW WAS IN STYXYOU’RE GOING TO RESIGNEAT A BUCKET OF DICKS https://t.co/PtfkFoUlIk — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 23, 2019 Twitter user Michael Beatty, a Vietnam veteran, angrily responded to Oswalt saying, “I just realized why I was so happy you died in Blade Trinity!” and “And you shoot basketball [like] the sawed …