In case you missed it…

this week has been a big one in online feminist activism against rape apologists. I’m not a twitterer, and I’ve been very busy, so I haven’t followed all of it. The short version is that Michael Moore and Keith Olbermann made extremely dismissive and false claims about the rape allegations against Julian Assange. Blogger Sady started a twitter feed devoted to the topic. All hell broke loose. Finally Rachel Maddow had Moore on her show and he changed his tune. For a much better overview, see here. For Sady’s own perspective, see here.

5 thoughts on “In case you missed it…

  1. Olbermann seems just not to get it. At least to judge why some huge gender related mistakes. E.g., having Katie Couric as “the worst person in the world” for saying that some of the coverage of Clinton’s campaign was very sexist.

  2. Also, I’m so glad you posted this, and I’m dismayed that I didn’t see anything about it in the NY Times, Independent, Guardian, CNN. Not surprised though.

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