I am exactly still like that at the end of school, except the opposite.
Righteous Outrage This desensitization makes it 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! Many of these things are, it turns out, actually outrageous.
Advertisement And so you are in your bed watching The O'Reilly Factor, or you are on your subway reading your liberal New York Times, or you are, most likely of all, cruising through your Facebook flow.
Then the item of outrage comes across your eyeballs. So you turn to all the people next to you, all the friends and followers, and you are typing and then you are hitting send, post, tweet, submit.
Or so you think.Grace said it was surreal to be meeting up with Ansari, a successful comedian and major celebrity, and she was “excited” for their date. Ansari at the Golden Globes with his Time’s Up pin. Free business-day shipping within the U.S. when you order $25 of eligible items sold or fulfilled by Amazon.
The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race The advent of agriculture was a watershed moment for the human race. It may also have been our greatest blunder. The first issue of Off Our Backs after the Roe decision included one of my movie reviews, and also an essay by another member of the collective criticizing the decision.
It didn’t go far enough. In a remote corner of El Salvador, investigators uncovered the remains of a horrible crime — a crime that Washington had long denied.
The villagers of El Mozote had the misfortune to find themselves in the path of the Salvadoran Army's anti-Communist crusade. Shooting An Elephant.
An essay by George Orwell, first published in the literary magazine New Writing in In Moulmein, in Lower Burma, I was hated by large numbers of people – the only time in my life that I have been important enough for this to happen to me.