Tag Archives: Journalism

“Rape cop” juror sells story of his experience

TweetPatrick Kirkland, a juror on the NYPD “rape cop” case, is selling his story on the blog Gothamist. It’s not atypical for jurors to speak out after high-profile cases– in fact, a feminist-identified juror did just that in a Women’s E-News feature back in June– but something about this excerpt strikes me as odd: The [...]
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The New York Post somehow surpasses rock bottom

TweetReally? I feel like it’s almost pointless to have folks email the paper to complain since I very highly doubt any reparations will be made for this abysmal excuse for journalism — I mean, even for a tabloid, this is just low. Nonetheless, you should still call the Post’s offices directly at (212) 930-8000 to [...]
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Mac McClelland and ethical story-telling

TweetLast week, I responded to some of the, I believe, unwarranted criticism Mac McClelland has received for her recent essay on PTSD. Over the weekend, Edwidge Danticat wrote a piece charging that the Haitian rape survivor called K* or Sybille in McClelland’s writing did not consent to having her story told. She says that after [...]
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Fear of the single story: Backlash to Mac McClelland’s PTSD piece

TweetMac McClelland’s recent essay on her battle with PTSD and how violent sex helped her heal was one of the bravest pieces of writing I’ve read in a while. And I’ve gotta agree with Jill that much of the backlash of criticism she’s received “illustrates pretty well why too many women who experience trauma don’t [...]
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The Feministing Five: Mac McClelland

TweetMac McClelland is the human rights reporter for Mother Jones magazine and the author of the book For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question: A Story from Burma’s Never-Ending War. Mac has reported from all over the world, most recently from Haiti and the Gulf of Mexico – she is currently reporting on the [...]
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