Words and works on the subject of call-out culture, cancel culture, censorship, and public shaming.
 

Nothing Can Save You Now

Ric Royer

On Frank Sherlock and Redemption. At a recent writing conference, I attend.ed one of the many similarly titled panel discussions that revolved around what “we” are supposed to do with … READ MORE

So You've Been Publicly Shamed

By Jon Ronson

Justine Sacco. Jonah Lehrer. Mike Daisey. The names sound vaguely familiar, like an old college friend or distant relative.… READ MORE

The New Moral Majority 
Ric Royer

On the allure of censorship.
Like many right-wing American anti-obscenity activists, Terry Rakolta was a very concerned and busy citizen in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s... READ MORE 

This Is Pleasure

Mary Gaitskill

A novella.
I’d known Quin for maybe five years when he told me this story—really not even a story, more like an anecdote—about a woman he’d met on the street… READ MORE

The Bacchae

Psychic Readings Company

On Frank Sherlock and Redemption. At a recent writing conference, I attend.ed one of the many similarly titled panel discussions that revolved around what “we” are supposed to do with … READ MORE

Now More Than Ever
Zadie Smith

There is an urge to be good. To be seen to be good. To be seen. Also to be. Badness, invisibility, things as they are in reality as opposed to things as they seem, death itself—these are out of fashion.... READ MORE 

The Case of Al Franken

Jane Meyer

When Franken was asked if he regretted his decision to resign from the Senate, he said, “Oh, yeah. Absolutely.” … READ MORE


 

Conflict is Not Abuse

By Sarah Schulman

From intimate relationships to global politics, Sarah Schulman observes a continuum: that inflated accusations of harm are used to avoid accountability..… READ MORE

Being wrongly #MeToo’d has ruined my life

Last spring, during my first week as a janitor at a Dave & Buster’s, I struck up a conversation with a co-worker who served 17 years in prison.... READ MORE