Activism, credibility and finding the right platform

Did the recent #CancelColbert hashtag incident actually help anti-racism? It started in response to this… On Thursday night, the official Twitter account for “The Colbert Report” committed the comedic sin of delivering a punchline without its setup. The offending tweet, “I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation […]

Response to “More than just a set of reproductive organs…”

Outrage Over Sexist Remarks Turns Into a Political Fund-Raising Tool “I’m more than just a set of reproductive organs and I’d like someone to talk to me about how they’ll help my pocketbook and keep my health care plan that I like, and Democrats don’t have a good response to that,” said Katie Packer Gage, […]

Single issue commenting vs. our mission

Moderating comments on this site has always been a special hell. When you talk about complex concepts that most people mistakenly think are quite simple, you get a lot of comments that are not badly intended, but don’t foster the sort of nuanced discussion we need to have here. Therefore, I’m changing my moderation strategy […]

Judge’s ruling against Woody Allen for custody

Recently, I stated that what I would most like to see come from this Woody Allen controversy is simply that there is no exonerating trait that precludes a person from being a child molester. And for that matter, no trait that precludes Dylan from having told a truthful and accurate account of events. What conclusions […]

It’s not about believing Dylan Farrow

Dylan Farrow has shared her very personal account of being sexually assaulted by Woody Allen, her adopted father, in the New York Times. Most commenters around the web are rushing to defend Allen, claiming he was “exonerated” back in 1993 when it was first reported. Claiming that the fact that Mia and Dylan didn’t take […]