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Shut Up, He Voxsplained

Some critics of the Harper’s letter on open debate boost its case


There’s a longtime saying in online feminism, originally coined by Helen Lewis, that the comments on any article about feminism justify feminism (by demonstrating how bad a problem misogyny is). I have never cared for this maxim, which assigns far too much importance to random trolls. But I’ve come to appreciate…




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Cathy Young

Cathy Young

Russian-Jewish-American writer. Associate editor, Arc Digital; contributor, Reason, Newsday, The Forward etc.

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