David Bixenspan
bixenspandavid
3/20/20
12:41 PM
6

That weekend was so surreal, especially when WWE ran that live memorial to Chris Benoit in place of Monday Night Raw. If I recall, the program hadn’t even ended yet when the news broke that it was actually a murder/suicide instead of a triple homicide. By the next day you would never know that Chris Benoit was ever Read more

2/8/20
8:10 PM
3

Please do note the replies in gray from all the rapists. be careful out there, friends. 

2/8/20
4:20 PM
14

Although I truly believe this encounter between us was consensual, I recognize now that she did not and does not view this incident the same way I did. After months of reviewing discovery, listening to her attorney, and even her testimony in person, I now understand how she feels that she did not consent to this Read more

2/8/20
1:57 PM
12

Being respectful is the opposite of the job of a journalist. A journalist who only asks polite questions is a PR flack.

2/8/20
4:24 AM
8

I am SO DONE with this fucking bullshit. here y’all are worrying about the fucking image of a dead man rapist; meanwhile, his victim is having to relive her trauma over and over and over and yet again be demonized. Y’all make it very clear this woman is nothing to you, is nothing, is trash, is a receptacle, is Read more

2/7/20
3:26 PM
18

People shit on Oprah for not going after Russell Simmons, but then other people shit on her for trying to destroy black men. What kafkaesque horse shit.

2/7/20
3:20 PM
15

Man looking at my timeline on Facebook and Instagram, its as if we done lost Martin or Malcolm. I find recent events uhmm problematic.

1/29/20
6:12 PM
3

I’d say Kobe being worshiped as a god is also pretty hurtful to his victim and it’s respect to the victim to remind people that he wasn’t a perfect man. Dying doesn’t exonerate you from your crimes.

1/29/20
5:45 PM
2

I see what you’re saying, but the issue is that her twitter account isn’t owned by her employer and she wasn’t covering this story. She offered a single piece of commentary via another publication. I don’t think that needs to be held to the standard of what she would do in an official capacity as a journalist.

1/29/20
2:33 PM
2

I don’t believe they had an obligation until they threw her under the bus. I wasn’t suggesting they should pay for anything after the initial tweet; however, they basically threw gas on a fire by suspending her. At that point I think they do have some moral obligation to mitigate some of the damage they did. That’s Read more

1/28/20
4:32 PM
29

It is the job of reporters to place events in proper context. It is not their job to facilitate the easiest, most comfortable emotional reaction to events. It is not their job to facilitate the grieving process by smoothing over the rough parts; they are not grief counselors. Read more

7/11/19
3:51 PM
11

I maintain that people who produce these podcasts are actually shilling for the right. The right has a really terrible problem with disingenuous people who claim to push certain right-wing political opinions just because it gets them fans/clicks/money/lols. A lot of those assholes don’t seem to understand that there Read more

7/2/19
9:54 PM
10

He should have been told - he has said this crap ruined his friendship with Harry, his girlfriend undoubtedly got death threats and why reignite this? He’s an actual person with an actual private life that has been adversely affected by this. 

7/2/19
6:00 PM
2

Stupid question, but how is writing sexually explicit “fanfic” about two living people different than say, drawing explicit pictures of Gal Godot dressed as Wonder Woman, or Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft? Read more

7/2/19
1:01 PM
3

Back in my day, we maintained the fourth wall between fannish creations and those that inspired them. 

7/2/19
11:57 AM
11

I am in two minds about real person fic (RPF). I’ve recently become a fan of Hatari, the Icelandic BDSM synth-punk band who played Eurovision - if that doesn’t sound great to you, I don’t know what to say - and that has meant engaging with a kind of fan culture I haven’t been involved with since I was a teenager, Read more

10/13/17
2:15 PM
7

You know how we all refer to a somewhat decent facial hairstyle as a “Hitler mustache” instead of a “Chaplin”? Yeah, same thing. Hitler kinda ruined it for everyone. (At least in most of Western society.)

10/13/17
11:10 AM
7

Most of my relatives died in WWII. I really didn’t think we would need to discuss Nazis in 2017.

10/13/17
9:48 AM
70

I don’t agree with this advice. It puts the onus on those people attacked by these people to avoid services that they can benefit from. Read more