Its a cooling era for this country for numerous intellects, writes Jessica Valenti in this publication of The Week in Patriarchy
As I write this, the internet is aflame with attacks on Jemele Hill- a reporter at ESPN who dared to call the president what he is: a prejudiced and a white supremacist. In response, an incredible amount of dislike and persecution has been aimed at Hill, and the White House has called for her firing.( Where are those republican’ free speech’ absolutists when you need them ?)
It’s a cool era for this country for many reasonableness. But when the government attempts to suffocated the communication of a private citizen and columnist because she blamed the president … this is a new grade of horror.
We did not insure Sarah Huckabee Sanders calling for the firing of white supremacists who marched on Charlottesville and left one wife dead. It’s only those who indignation Trump who are in danger of being censured. Thankfully, other journalists and citizens and coming to Hill’s defense- but it’s an important lesson for us all to remember. And it’s a warns that things can get much, much worse.
Glass half full
As the world disintegrates down around us, at least we can still jest at Ted Cruz- caught in a scandal the coming week when his Twitter account “liked” a porn video.( Remember: This is a man who argued that that beings don’t have the right to masturbate .)