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Righteous Outrage This desensitization makes My life my culture tough to clock exactly how modern outrage functions. Is it as awful as it sometimes feels? More useful than it might seem? Should we be rending our garments about our constant rending of garments? Or should we embrace the new responsiveness of the social and hypersensitive Web?
Advertisement And so—in an effort to answer these and other questions—we resolved to keep track of what people got outraged about every day of Since January, a phalanx of editors, writers, and interns has been scanning the horizons for funnels of fury.
They used a Google doc and a bot that reminded us about the project any time someone used the word outrage on IM. The rage-a-day calendar above contains the fruits of their labor: The results, we think, are illuminating.
People were upset about TV stars and wheelchairs and lattes and racism and war. Some days, people were upset about Slate. Other days, we caught the outrage current and rode it a ways ourselves, as Jordan Weissmann details below. So please explore the calendar above. And read the thoughtful essays below, each of which examines some aspect of outrage culture, and explore the way it shapes our world.
But a month after publication, a writer at the National Review finally took a read. The writer, Kevin D. It was an aggregation of that piece, with a more straightforward headline and some juicy excerpts, that did the trick: That piece is at, as of this writing, 2, tweets and counting.
Photo illustration by Slate. These twin vines, both accusing Dunham of sexual abuse, took some time to flower. Truth Revolt doubled down and refused to apologizeto much dismay, although they were quite right on First Amendment grounds.
On Monday, Dunham announced she was canceling her book tour events in Belgium and Germany. This was a strange case where an outrage was begun by two publications, but it then spun freely off to feed itself on social media. Feminists divided against feminists. But that energy needed to be quickly recaptured by publications—seized from Facebook and Twitter and monetized.
Tuesday was the day that everyone got into the act for real. Jezebel gave Dunham an exceedingly well-argued pass on the topic. Gawker called in a therapist specializing in child abuse.
You might think the cycle of outrage had been completed by now. For some, the war is never over. Take your kiddie porn fantasies elsewhere.
If you hated millennials, here was one gone amok. If you despised successful people who never needed a leg up in the world, perfect!
Think feminists are disgusting? Still others saw the awful machinations of the right-wing vilification and shame machine at work. A Slate Plus Special Feature: Our Internet media is by turns and domain names objective and deeply partisan, expert and amateur, wide-scale and intimate.
If you are a member of a faction of some sort—and many, maybe most, of us are!This time last year I stopped drinking alcohol and in this post I want to talk about what prompted me to do so and the ups and downs I’ve encountered over the course of my alcohol-free year.
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When my brother’s friends returned from the Vietnam War, their horror stories cemented my firm stance for peace, which was what . 'What are you?' A question I get asked every week of my life, often every day.
'Well,' I say, as I begin the verbal dance I know all too well. 'I'm an actress, a writer, the Editor-in-Chief of my. Dec 17, · The Year of Outrage Slate tracked what everyone was outraged about every day in Explore by clicking the tiles below, and then scroll .