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You assaulted me, now can you please call me back?

There is a hell that opens up by the telephone. You slip into it sometimes, the agony of the glowing screen, the machine just out of sight next to you. In the eighties it was the long rotini cord; by the late nineties, the sassy cordless. Women have known this hell ever since there were telephones by which to waste away, and daytime soap operas in which to depict the wasting.

There is a hell that opens up by the telephone. You slip into it sometimes, the agony of the glowing screen, the machine just out of sight next to you. In the eighties it was the long ...

Katie Roiphe Downplays Sexual Harrassment in the NY Times

Shorter Katie Roiphe in this weekend’s New York Times? Sexual harassment = NBD.

The casually titled article “In Favor of Dirty Jokes and Risqué Remarks” could almost be mistaken for an etiquette column, until you get to the terrifying and unmistakably political message: shut up with all the sexual harassment claims, mmk?

Roiphe has a long history of spouting anti-feminist rhetoric, as Rebecca Traister captures well in a book review for Salon.com:

The 38-year-old author first made her name as the baby bête noire of feminism with her 1993 screed against campus date-rape activism, “The Morning After.” The book made Roiphe, then a 25-year-old Harvard grad and the daughter of feminist writer Anne Roiphe, a child star of sorts, ...

Shorter Katie Roiphe in this weekend’s New York Times? Sexual harassment = NBD.

The casually titled article “In Favor of Dirty Jokes and Risqué Remarks” could almost be mistaken for an etiquette column, until you ...