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sasha_feather ([personal profile] sasha_feather) wrote in [community profile] access_fandom2012-04-22 10:38 pm
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1 Link to Twitter. 22 April 2012

Jessica Coen, the Editor of "Jezebel", tweeted this:!/jessicacoen/status/190529717286338563

The word "ableist" is crazy and lame. MT @TheNatFantastic: @jezebel insisting on being ableist. AGAIN.

She was responding to a criticism of "Crazy" in this Jezebel headline:

Meet the anti-abortion movement's pretty, new, super-crazy face.

I'm not sure if she is being ironic or dismissive or what.
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Trigger Warning: Mention of Sexual Violence

[personal profile] amadi 2012-04-23 04:10 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, she was definitely being dismissive. This was in the midst of a larger conversation about the continued use of ableist pejorative all over her site.

The following day, btw, Jezebel pulled a post over from their parent, Gawker, in which they, as Gawker had before, mocked a man in Germany for having been held against his will and sexually assaulted by a woman.
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Re: Trigger Warning: Mention of Sexual Violence

[personal profile] prodigy 2012-04-23 05:33 am (UTC)(link)
Stay classy, Jezzies.

It's one thing to dispute whether "crazy" is appropriate language. It's another to contemptuously throw it back in people's faces. Glad to know my continued avoidance of the Gawker empire hasn't been unfounded.
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Re: Trigger Warning: Mention of Sexual Violence

[personal profile] dancesontrains 2012-04-23 03:58 pm (UTC)(link)
And people continue to pretend that Jezebel has anything to do with any form of feminism.