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Is Doxxing The Woman Who Created The Shitty Media Men List A Shitty Thing To Do? Yes, Yes It Is!

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Harper's Magazine, that venerable 100-year-old publisher of John Steinbeck, Sylvia Plath, Robert Frost, is planning on publishing an article in its March issue that will, reportedly, out the woman who created the Shitty Men in Media List.

The piece is to be written by Katie Roiphe, a woman who has made an entire career out of claiming that women's efforts to make themselves safer are a dastardly plot to ruin her sex life.

To what end? What possible public interest could this serve? Perhaps it would be one thing if the list's creator were the one who put down every name on the list herself. But she wasn't. She simply provided a tool for women to let other women know (anonymously) which men in their industry they'd been sexually harassed or even assaulted by. Public scrutiny, even if it turned out she was somehow literally the worst human who ever walked the earth, would not matter in this case. It would not mean that the men named on the list by women who were not her could be considered "innocent." That would make no sense.

Publishing her name will only lead to this woman being harassed and possibly stalked by asshole misogynists and possibly having her career ruined. That's it. But that's probably what Katie Roiphe is going for here.

In 1991, Roiphe first boldly declared in the New York Times that date rape wasn't real and that feminists were only concerned about it because they were puritans who wanted to ruin all the sex. In 1993, she wrote pretty much the same article, with a lot of "Ew, Take Back The Night? NO THANKS" peppered in. Then she wrote a book about it. Then, in 2012, she wrote a whole thing for Newsweek about how women love "50 Shades of Grey" but the mean feminists won't let them do S&M, which was not at all true. I assure you, if there were a grand feminist conspiracy meant to deprive Katie Roiphe or any other woman of being consensually spanked, I would know about it.

Roiphe has been writing the exact same article for nigh on 25 years. I do not only not need to read her take on the Shitty Media Men list, I could write it myself if I were so inclined. It will be all about how the bad feminists are cruelly suppressing male sexuality and oh what a horrible puritanical world it will be when writers and editors can not "flirt" with their co-workers. Probably there will be some mention of Henry Miller. People will read it so they can go "Oh man, did you see the garbage Katie Roiphe wrote in Harper's?"

Or at least that's how it's supposed to go. Yesterday, upon confirmation of the article and what it intends to reveal, writer Nicole Cliffe, co-founder of The Toast, offered to pay any writer whose work is appearing in the March issue of Harper's whatever they were getting for it if they pulled it.

Following that, editors from across the country volunteered to publish the articles themselves, and many others vowed to cancel their subscriptions. If it all works out, Harper's will have either a very thin issue with just one Katie Roiphe article in it, or a full issue with all the articles in it -- but with the name of the woman who created the list not included. No one is asking that the entire article be pulled, just the woman's name, because there is no reason to risk her life, safety, career or well-being (as well as Harper's reputation), for whatever they think they might get out of revealing her identity.

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And now it is time for your weekly reminder that in the Trump era, FUCKING APESHIT OUTRAGE WORKS.

On Monday, Donald Trump, the transactional president who for some godforsaken reason sees Vladimir Putin has his one true father, discussed making an Art Of The Deal with Russia that involved letting Robert Mueller interrogate the Russian spies who hacked America in 2016 (with Russian supervision, of course, in Russia) in exchange for sending Putin whichever American citizens hurt Putin's poor fragile butthurt pansy-ass feelings the past several years. One of Putin's targets is Michael McFaul, the former ambassador to Russia, whom Putin just hates. Hillary Clinton isn't on the official list yet, but give it a few weeks.

On Wednesday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders looked at reporters and told them Trump's people were considering the idea, but hadn't decided yet, because it's so hard for the Trump administration to decide how many treasons to do per week.

But hooray! The White House has decided that, after literally every American with a patriotic bone in his or her body said, "THE FUCK YOU SAY," they will not send Americans to Putin's gulag after all. The Washington Post reports:

The White House announced Trump's opposition Thursday as the Senate prepared to vote on a resolution telling the president not to honor Putin's request, which would have exposed former U.S. ambassador Michael McFaul, among others, to Russian questioning.

"It is a proposal that was made in sincerity by President Putin, but President Trump disagrees with it," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

Oh my fucking Lord, Shuckabee, did you really type that Putin's offer was "sincere," or did Donald grab the statement after you finished with it and add those words in illiterate Sharpie in the margins, along with "DOES NOT MEAN PUTIN IS NOT MY BEST FRIEND" and "NO COLLUSION"?

By the way, that resolution passed the Senate with flying colors:

WOMP WOMP, Trump! Sorry American freedom and democracy stepped all over your dick again! Guarantee it's gonna happen again! Go fuck yourself! Enjoy the 48 Big Macs you have for dinner tonight! Don't talk directly into the soccer ball Putin gave you, 'less you want it to talk back to you in Russian!

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