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The pepper-spraying cop meme rules

Mary Elizabeth Williams has a great defense up of the new internet meme that puts John Pike, that cop who was photographed calmly—chillingly—pepper spraying innocent, non-violent protesters at UC Davis while they sat rather helplessly on the ground hurting no one. Pike is now being photoshopped into an endless array…

HPV, the public health, and sexual choices

So, Mary Elizabeth Williams has called me hysterical and claimed I'm ruining feminism with my supposed irrationality because, on Twitter, I criticized a piece she wrote about her pediatrician accidentally giving her daughter the first dose of HPV instead of the scheduled meningitis shot.  When a cascade of people attacked…