But in a span of a couple of a days, The New York Review of Books gives Jian Ghomeshi a dubious platform to feel sorry for himself as if anyone was clamouring to hear from him, and now Vulture (aka New York magazine) send a Woody Allen fangirl to write a hatchet piece of his ex-wife through his proxy.
Again, I am not linking either article because if you want to know, you can stick it in your own search engine and find it yourself, and most likely have read both pieces already.
But I find the timing of both very fascinating. Both Gotham-based rags, but for a so-called “progressive” and “liberal” town, there is a lot of rampant sexism going on there. Harvey Weinstein comes to mind. CBS ousted a couple of their very high-ranking tyrants to female workers. Matt Lauer was another.
And that culture is still firmly entrenched there with the publication of two sympathetic articles in two separate publications on men who did very bad things to women.
It is becoming increasingly jarring to see it. It is as if not everyone over there has gotten the memo that this kind of boorishness is not something that you can spin — that you leave for Toronto’s National Post, a rag that lives in its own warped little reactionary universe…