in praise of andrea dworkin

I discovered Andrea Dworkin pretty recently, and her writing is amazing for its hatred of euphemism. A profile of her by Ariel Levy compares her to Malcolm X: And Dworkin’s friends could forgive her for her anger because of what it had earned her. “This is dangerous but I will say it: I think Andrea…

the left cannot have its whores and its politics, too

I like Andrea Dworkin. As a man, I read both Intercourse and Pornography, and I didn’t feel threatened. They were immediate favorites. Apparently that’s not normal? It was like…it’s so great that somebody wrote these things down. I think people don’t like Andrea Dworkin because she said the truth, and the truth is sordid, and…

at the mercy of imbeciles

My day job is in the field of web security. I assess websites for vulnerabilities. In other words, I imagine I’m a hacker and then look for bugs that could theoretically be used in a scam. I engage in some of the same activities as IRL “cyber terrorists,” but I’m doing it as part of…

with friends like these, who needs enemies?

Back in May, a white lady named Jenna Glatzer wrote in the Washington Post about spontaneously joining a Black Lives Matter march that was passing through. Get off the sidewalk, I told myself. Prove you care by moving your feet. And so I did. Awkwardly at first, because I didn’t know how to navigate the…