It contains my story "Mid-life Crisis".
What a great way to end the year!
|How to tell if it was a good party: the cat's passed out on the china cabinet...|
and your pants are missing
|laptop cat sayz...|
In fact, it is totally possible to support the WikiLeaks project and to think that the international response to Assange and the project is thoroughly fucked up and to think we should withhold judgment on whether or not Assange is actually a rapist and also to think that we should withhold judgment on whether the women are lying, and to not discredit the women involved, and to not create a hostile climate for rape survivors, and to not play into every tired old stereotype about women and rape. Seriously, we can chew gum and walk at the same time.Jessica Valenti was another to be disappointed in Wolf's stance with "Naomi Wolf really needs to read the internet"
The assertion that violence is an appropriate response to harassment is made by people (usually men) who make it explicitly because they are auditing the responses of people who are harassed (usually women) and find them lacking.
This kind of social pressure works because, at the end of the day, most trolls wouldn’t have the gall to say to another person’s face half the things they anonymously post on the Internet.
trend pieces like the Times article so often rely on the account of the group of people -- most often women -- who are loveless-and-looking. Needless to say, we aren't always accurate in our own evaluations of why others aren't interested in us.
|Cover of December 2010 issue of Semaphore Magazine|