today I got a call from a major national paper I'd never worked with before, offering work...
I was like, um... call me... I need more info.
I'm like, "no, because of course I believe in due process, but I'll write a response. "
She calls back a few minutes later and says, "what they want is to write that they believe in due process...& they want you to write that you don't. &if a few innocent men get fired it's worth it to protect women...
I'm like, "NO."
And an actual response to their shit, pointing out how their debate is contrived misogynistic bullshit is not at all what they want.
This is an insult to my work, an insult to my intellect, and an insult to every person who has been brave enough to come forward with abuse.
And so much of this discussion is deliberately orchestrated like this.