Talia definitely solicited reactions, that’s the point of an open letter as opposed to a closed one. She made a case, people are responding to it. I think people are asking her good questions — why didn’t she get a roommate? Why did she drive to work at 140 new Montgomery if her place is near BART? Where did she park all day? Doesn’t parking all day in SF cost a fortune? Why did she get bullet burbon delivered to work, if she’s on a budget? If she has a one bedroom by herself, and takes home $1400/ mo., how was she able to sign a lease by herself? Does she have a co-signer? Who’s her co-signer?
She said, “hello world, here are a constellation of assertions that don’t make sense.” She hasn’t cleared up any of those questions.
Without some explanations, she’s not doing any favors for the movement for $15 minimum wage. She’s not sympathetic. It’s a good cause, it deserves better champions.
Update: No thanks to the author of the piece above, or to the cranky trolls below, I did find all of my questions answered here - http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-1374–7-things-i-learned-as-accomplice-to-mass-murder.html