They’ve both been very open about having mental health problems, and not being perfect in their relationship. Unlike a lot of celebrity couples, however, they do appear to try to be better, and to encourage others to try to be better, in a way built on understanding and acceptance. So I think it’s hard to be too… Read more
Feinstein’s awful and needs to be gone. That said, she literally lost money on selling biotech stock. She, and one other Republican (can’t recall which one as several names were tossed around), seem to pass the smell test while Loeffler, Burr, Perdue, and Inhofee seem guilty asf. There’s a reason she’s generally not… Read more
Jezebel is supposed to at least REPORT on the third candidate when discussing what happened to candidates who came in first, second and fourth, regardless of whether they support her or not. But Jezebel omitted MENTIONING the candidate (Warren) who came in third in one article, and then disingenuously wondered in… Read more
Well, she’s paid for her missteps more than anyone else, hell she even paid for Sander’s mistep (a woman can’t win.) The media HAS taken its focus off of her no doubt, she’s not getting positive coverage at all. Hell, this is a “supposedly” feminist site, and the loudest political blogger here, has been writing… Read more
I’d have an easier time with this rationale if the main criteria for “forgiveness” in instances like these weren’t just “well, he didn’t rape anyone else in the last 15 years,” so we can’t really consider that one rape part of his character or legacy. It’s like men get freebie rapes as long as they promise to be good… Read more
And it’s not like she mysteriously just decided not to testify. It was quite clear what Kobe and his defense team (and the largely complicit media) did that could explain why she decided not to.
That’s when you get the “if you cared so much, why didn’t you bring this up before”....well, because Kobe wasn’t a frequent topic of conversation, and if I’d brought it up without context you’d tell me not to talk about it because “it happened so long ago.”
That was a beautifully written article, particularly this last line:
“Because if you wanted to encourage a culture of rape, the best way to do so would be to endorse and honor the most visible members of society who have been accused of rape.”
“Too soon” means “never”.
Thank you for this. The Root, which usually has excellent, insightful coverage, had an article listing Sonmez’s tweet as a “mistake”, alongside things like the BBC’s ‘In Memoriam’ montage featuring LeBron James, or an MSNBC reporter calling his team the Los Angeles [N-word]s. This post is much more nuanced and… Read more
I saw the reaction to Sonmez’s tweet yesterday and was holding my breath for the WaPo’s reaction. Yup. They made the wrong call, just like I thought they would. You don’t punish a reporter for conveying accurate information. She didn’t tweet it directly to his family. She didn’t add commentary calling him anything… Read more
Yeah, especially when you realize that if you write something that’s really nuanced and well-articulated (and god forbid, intersectional), no one will read it. But if you write something shallow and petty and that sounds like you’re off your rocker and makes people want to argue against you, suddenly you’re popular… Read more