Two short, provocative articles some women may not want to miss:
All the pretty girls ....
Noteworthy: Diana Moskovitz continues to do kick-ass work at Deadspin. She’s got stories today proving that the NFL’s one-year-old no-tolerance policy on domestic violence is a joke. If an abuser is a young, talented, healthy player and a crazy billionaire owner wants him, the abuser’s going to play.
An Oregon father rapes his 12-year-old daughter, whom he has abused before. She protests, but doesn’t fight because she’s afraid he’ll fight back. He’s tried and convicted, but the conviction is reversed on appeal because the girl didn’t fight.
Stroke? Misogyny? Ignorant? Blinded by ideology?
One day soon the takeover will be complete and the straight guys will rename the joint Shittalk. Rest in peace, Clashtalk, I’ve known and loved you since you were a babe.
This is disappointing as fuck:
How do you all feel about “wrenchingly” here?
Florida Man is not leaving Gawker Media anytime soon. Nolan will temporarily replace Leah Beckman as Gawker deputy editor, International Business Times reports. Beckman is temporarily filling in as editor-in-chief and John Cook has finally agreed to fill in as executive editor.
In light of the controversial post scandal, Denton returns to the subject of the flagship site, which he said will “reboot” on Monday with a focus on ensuring stories are not just titillating but newsworthy. Denton also made room for the possibility of changing the company name.
These people are boring and repetitive. I’m tired of talking about them.
Leah’s wildly entertaining live blog of yesterday’s meeting omitted her screaming match with Nick. Ostensible subject: Advertising head Andrew Gorenstein’s desire to fire Biddle for pissing off advertisers. Actual subject: Who knows more about the The New York Times, and whether it too weighs reporting against…
“This is the very, very worst version of the company,” Gawker Media founder and C.E.O. Nick Denton told his editorial staff during a contentious all-hands meeting on Monday afternoon. “This is not the company I built.”
benjaminallover buttholed Jia — and lived. Way to go benjaminallover.
Lost among this week’s major and minor controversies was Jia’s anatomically repetitive rewrite of David Broder’s column on Ta-Nehisi Coates’ new book Between the World and Me,
Who is this man? Why is this Deadspin image/comment so funny? It’s on the “FSU player hits woman in bar” story.
Sully comes out of retirement to cheer the Supreme Court ruling. But feels the need to insist, nine days after the Charleston murders, that the rights of gays to marry are more important than integration and voting rights.