There is an article on *Slate* saying many, maybe most, of the Republicans in Congress don’t like the nasty guy and recognize he is both dangerous and incompetent. They are in various degrees of “shock, horror, and disgust” at what he is doing. Yet, “None of them want to be decapitated by a primary challenge. Nobody wants the social media fanaticism of the alt-right turned on them.”
I didn’t read the article. Instead, I read Melissa McEwan’s response on Shakesville. Which begins:
You f**** cowards.Though McEwan didn’t bother with asterisks.
Your primary job is to protect this country. You don't *deserve* your jobs if you're unwilling to do that.And would happen if you lost your job? Probably end up with a sweet gig as a CNN contributor. Not much of a risk.
As for being on the receiving end of social media fanaticism… McEwan has been pushing back against misogyny and its like for 13 years and has had a great deal of social media fanaticism thrown at her. She documents a long list of gruesome messages and acts. These attacks are a routine part of her work.
Get your heads out of your asses. There are millions upon millions of people in this country with a hell of a lot more to lose than you will ever have.
You are supposed to protect them. You're cowering in silence to keep a job you're not even willing to do.
Shame on you. Shame on you.
That prompted Fannie Wolf to respond in the comments:
First they came for my country, but I didn't say anything, because I didn't want to be harassed on Twitter, unlike the thousands of women and people of color who are harassed, bullied, and abused online every day, which I enable and do absolutely nothing to stop.