I wonder if Talib went in knowing the protestors weren't being listened to, and was performing that rather than trying to speak for all of them. No idea if that's the case, but it's probably not the best way to get the talking points out. » 8/21/14 9:38pm 17 minutes ago

I have less of a problem with the pictures (no problem at all, actually) than I do with the writer's response, where she told everyone to basically go to hell if they didn't like it. Fine, but then maybe that post is better-placed somewhere like Fleshbot, rather than on a site that campaigns against objectification —… » 8/21/14 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

You're confusing creative writing with literary study. For someone who's supposedly privileging the analytic mind in your complaint, that's a big mistake. And suggesting literary study doesn't stress rigorous analysis or an understanding of the real world betrays a lack of experience in the field. Nothing in literary… » 8/21/14 11:32am Today 11:32am

What counts for mainstream pornography these days? I understand the history of it, and what she describes sounds a lot like the Andrea Dworkin hellscape you might have come across in the 1990's. But more and more today, pornography is directed and produced by women, and even when it's not, a lot of it goes out of its… » 8/20/14 10:40pm Yesterday 10:40pm

The difference, though, is that in the U.K. the populace isn't wandering around armed up like they're on leave from their paramiliatary training camp. On balance, there just aren't that many occasions when the beat cop is encountering someone with a gun. » 8/21/14 1:17am Today 1:17am