Victoria Gagliardo-Silver

Victoria Gagliardo-Silver is the editor of Pleaser, Daily Dot's sex culture vertical. You can find her byline in Vice, Teen Vogue, Epic, and the Independent, among other publications. You can find her on Twitter @GagliardoSilver.

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‘It’s not easy money’: Digital dominatrixes set the record straight on financial domination

'The reason I prefer FinDom is simply the rush of sending to a superior.'

On Oct 29, 2022 by Victoria Gagliardo-Silver

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Editor’s Note: Welcome to Pleaser, the Daily Dot’s new sex culture vertical

Tackling sex in a bold way: Letting the experts do the talking.

On Oct 24, 2022 by Victoria Gagliardo-Silver

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‘I really do not care, I just wanna be tan’: Teenager called out over promoting cancer-causing TikTok tanning trend

'Be safe, wear sunscreen.'

On Jul 29, 2022 by Victoria Gagliardo-Silver

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VidCon: Black Influencers speak on the pressures of creating while Black

'As a Black content creator, I feel like people don’t look at us and see our worth immediately.'

On Jun 25, 2022 by Victoria Gagliardo-Silver

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VidCon: Creators share the impact of online harassment and their advice for growing past it

'I would like to encourage people to be creators, but I would also say this is a risk.'

On Jun 24, 2022 by Victoria Gagliardo-Silver

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VidCon: Therapists share their concerns about the ‘sensationalization’ of mental health issues on the internet

'I think we’ve taken the word [trigger] a little bit too far.'

On Jun 23, 2022 by Victoria Gagliardo-Silver

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‘It sounds way too good to be true’: Uninsured TikToker saved over $200 on medication using Mark Cuban’s pharmacy, sparking debate on big pharma

'We’re conditioned that those skyhigh prices were the norm.'

On Jun 10, 2022 by Victoria Gagliardo-Silver

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TikToker claims he was on the Depp v. Heard jury and calls Amber Heard ‘crazy.’ People quickly debunk it

'This person on TikTok is absolutely not the juror.'

On Jun 3, 2022 by Victoria Gagliardo-Silver

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‘Am I getting promoted or fired?’: Worker gets emailed a random Zoom link for a meeting with their boss and 2 other department heads, sparking debate

'As long as HR isn't there, you should be good.'

On May 24, 2022 by Victoria Gagliardo-Silver

Person with filter caption 'me going on my phone to see i got a voicemail from papa johns delivery driver who just gave me my pizza' (l) Person with filter mouth open caption '*sees that it's three minutes long*' (c) Person with filter mouth open caption 'she sent me a phone s3x voicemail' (r)

‘They didn’t even give me free pizza for it’: A TikToker alleges that their DoorDash delivery driver left them a phone sex voicemail

'WHAT bestie.'

On May 20, 2022 by Victoria Gagliardo-Silver

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‘His friends will never let him live that down’: Woman’s comeback when she gets catcalled goes viral on TikTok

'Men know what they're doing, just leave us alone.'

On May 19, 2022 by Victoria Gagliardo-Silver

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What is narcissistic abuse? A Kanye clip from ‘The Kardashians’ sparks TikTok debate

'This form of abuse can be concealed as something else.'

On May 13, 2022 by Victoria Gagliardo-Silver

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‘I was talking about Zuckerberg but ok’: AOC claps back after Elon Musk trolled her tweet

'It was the perfect own - wish she'd left it.'

On May 1, 2022 by Victoria Gagliardo-Silver

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‘For $5 bucks’: Worker says Karen racially harassed her co-worker over clearance prices

'Remind me to never work in retail.'

On Apr 28, 2022 by Victoria Gagliardo-Silver

Woman greenscreen over message from ebay 'Hello, We understand this may be inconvienient, but we've identified a discrepancy on your account. Based on the risk involved in your eBay business, this suspension is permeant. Your account will remain restricted indefinitely and you will be unable to buy/sell items or encourage member to member communication. Unfortunately, there will not be an opportunity to appeal this decision as the safety of our community is top priority for us. Thank you for your cooperation. Thanks, eBay' (l) eBay logo on white background (r)

‘There is no help hotline that I can call’: eBay seller says she was randomly suspended and can’t withdraw the ‘thousands’ she’s made. Other sellers say the same thing happened (updated)

'I think it's funny how they ban genuine people but allow people that scam to carry on.'

On Apr 22, 2022 by Victoria Gagliardo-Silver