Reluctant Habits

How Scott Tobias Turned the Film Critic Community on Twitter Into a Thoughtless Mob

Posted by in Criticism, Critics, Harassment, The A.V. Club, The Onion, tobias-scott, Twitter

Over the last week, Scott Tobias led a thoughtless collective harassment campaign against me. Does Twitter turn people into monsters? Why doesn’t the high road get enough credit in American life?

Why The Onion Must Be Held Accountable for Its Vile Tweet

Posted by in Academy Awards, Misogyny, The Onion, tobias-scott, Twitter, vanderwerff-todd, Wallis-Quvenzhane

On Sunday night, The Onion broke the rules of edgy comedy. Why then isn’t the magazine coming to terms with its mistake?

Does Andrew Goldman, New York TImes Misogynist, Owe His Career to a Harvey Weinstein Headlock?

Posted by in goldman-andrew, Misogyny, New York Times, weiner-jennifer

How did Andrew Goldman land a job with the New York Times asking misogynistic questions of celebrities? It may have to do with a fateful headlock.

The Super Bowl: Madison Avenue Misogyny

Posted by in Advertising, Misogyny, Sexism, Super Bowl

It was a great game, perhaps the most gripping final NFL showdown of the past five years, with a second half opening with a daring onside kick and Garrett Hartley becoming the first placekicker to make three field goals over forty yards in any Super Bowl. Marvelous. And I might have come away from the annual experience howling in the streets for my avenged Jets, had not my viewing been sullied by an atavistic rash of misogynistic commercials. Granted, your average redblooded spectator does not necessarily watch television sports commercials…read more