Two Reactions



- New One: Been called a “rape apologist” by no less than five denizens of Dumblr.

- New One: Had a international affairs reporter who’s been in Egypt in the last few weeks call me - we’d never spoken before - to congratulate me on “having big fucking balls” and talking about his fear of the matter at hand affecting journalists at-large, and thanking me for writing that piece.

Confusing balls with hubris is sort of like confusing mass sexual violence with collective repulsion at offensive public speech. And then doubling down on it. It’s better to be silent and thought a fool than to speak and leave no doubt, dude.