1. A very sober letter from the CEO of Hobby Lobby who decries the fact that the federal government will force his company to go against its religious principles and provide its employees with health insurance plan options that cover birth control. Again, why the hell does an employer have to provide health insurance plans to its employees? This is beyond the pale of common sense.
2. Hugo Schwyzer has an article about a no-name female comedienne named Jen Kirkman who has quit Twitter because she can’t handle the trolling there. If you asked “Who?” join the club. Schwyzer wants everyone to jump to her cause though she’s only “known” through appearances on Chelsea Handler’s TV show. This needs to be a BFD, he thinks. She’s supposedly a comedian but can’t handle being heckled and that’s supposed to find its way to the top of male comedians’ list of priorities:
And to the people who say “Don’t go anywhere!” I will be back when I see male comedians speaking up. And specifically that group. It’s not JUST up to my followers – it’s up to my peers. (and just Retweeting doesn’t count – though it helps)
And when I feel I am not the only voice out there, I’ll come back to Twitter. And trust me, I want to. I have things to promote.
A.) who cares that this woman isn’t on Twitter anymore? Plenty of other Tweeters in the sea. B.) You have to actually be famous and also have a sympathetic-enough cause for people to rally to your side, and this doesn’t meet the criteria. C.) what has this woman done for the people she hopes will rally to her side? You don’t see Lisa Lampanelli getting steamrolled. But, hey, I’m sure Rob Delaney will help out.
3. James Taranto on feminist blank slatism.