Two Chicago-area sports journalists gathered the tweets directed at them and asked men to read them to their faces. The result went viral.
With the government shutdown in its second week, some furloughed federal employees are cutting back on their spending and others are dipping into savings.
Some are thinking about getting into a new line of work all together.
Leah Phifer works for the Department of Homeland Security in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and she says after three years of government service that’s seen the shutdown, sequester, furloughs and pay freezes, she is ready for a new line of work.