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Erin Overbey and the New Yorker

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Neutral Corner, Jul 25, 2022.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Then, if I may, specify which posts are misogynistic.

    Nobody likes Vaguebooking.
  2. Mngwa

    Mngwa Well-Known Member

    I didn't say posts were misogynistic. I said the situation. I think a lot of the way she's being criticized includes a misogynistic tone that is often used when a situation involves a woman rather than a man. I think the New Yorker is guilty of misogynistic behavior. I think it's a lot easier to part ways with someone you're having a disagreement with than to admit that that person might have a point.

    FYI, in the thread that you quit reading because she used a phrase you didn't like, she goes on to actually post the receipts that seem to prove the Gawker article was not factual
  3. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Well-Known Member

    Honestly most of us quit reading the thread because she habitually runs afoul of the Iron Imperative — treat the reader’s time as more important than yours. Who in the flying fuck has time for a 45-tweet thread. If you can’t sum it up in 3 or less then just link to your Substack
  4. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    Newspaper newsrooms were notorious for this. (And they skimped on the pensions, too!)
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    FYI she should've posted the receipts in 3-4 tweets and let them speak for themselves instead of blathering like an entitled brat.
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  6. Mngwa

    Mngwa Well-Known Member

    She can be an idiot and still right. I don't know if she's right, but a lot of the stuff pointed at her seems to hinge on the fact that she's unlikable. Lots of people are unlikable. It seems to be used as a weapon more against women, especially in work place conflict. That misogyny.
  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    "Oh my god, George, it's misogyny."
  8. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Etymologically speaking, it means a "hatred" of women (miso = Greek for hatred), which is why it's grossly overused/misplaced. Because the word "hate" also is grossly overused/misplaced and has been for about two decades.

    The word is just thrown out there as a crutch, like "Nazi" and "racist" and "sexist" and "fascist" and "socialist" and "populist" and the like.
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  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Hatred soup?

  10. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    For those asking about the misogyny in the posts... for fuck's sake, this is sitting there on page one of this thread.

    Having said that...

    I just have no use for people who declare social media jihad on their employers. I've watched a few co-workers do it over the years. Without exception those co-workers were assholes and the rest of the staff was happy to see them go.

    Don't like your job? Get another job. Don't pretend you're somehow "fighting the good fight" by trying to embarrass your employer on Twitter.
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  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I've worked with just as many emotional and impulsive men.
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  12. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Misogyny is a little more complicated and damaging than simply disliking an unlikable woman.
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