This was a moment for Goodell to show that domestic violence will not be tolerated on his watch. This was a moment for the man who speaks of honoring the “Shield,” as if his league were West Point or Annapolis, to make players understand the part of their contract that carries a moral turpitude clause — that being a good citizen is more important than being a great football player. This was not a moment for a $45-million-a-year sports attorney, with no mental-health training in his background, to play domestic-abuse counselor and therapist in his Manhattan office.
Jul 29, 2014
I love the HRC. The initials are great.
Oct 25, 2014
I don't envy the marketing team handling 'Don Jon.' It can't be easy to sell a film that uses porn (LOTS AND LOTS OF PORN) as a metaphor, no matter how good it is (and 'Don Jon' is very good).
Sep 27, 2013
I’ll tell you…why Wonder Woman worked. Or Bionic Woman. Or any of those [shows] really. It was because it wasn’t about brawn…it was about brains. And yes, she happened to be beautiful, she happened to be kind of extraordinary in some way, but she wasn’t a guy. And I think that, [now], they…put out a female hero, and all they are doing is changing the costume from a man to a woman…they’re not showcasing any of the tremendous dichotomies than women possess in term of softness and toughness, sweetness and grit, inner and outer strength.
Aug 27, 2014
[Michelle] Obama has the strength to make her needs known, and...if she has - for now - chosen motherhood, that it is the role she wants. She is a black woman, free to make that choice. These things are revolutionary for black women, even if some white women see business as usual.
Sep 11, 2012
I’m tired of the naked, raped, beaten black woman body. I want to see an image of black femaleness that alters our universe in some way.
Nov 08, 2013
And on a strategic note, Miss Cottle: before we enter the 2016 election cycle and the feminists come asking black women for our support for your candidate, you might want to read up a bit on black women and our feminism. I can send you a syllabus.
Nov 23, 2013
Complete strangers attempt to grope my waist, and then have the gall to expect an apology when I don’t let them.
Nov 15, 2013
Cardinal Dolan, of course, has a very, very hard job: trying to hold up Catholic family values in sexually liberal New York City. I’m not saying New York is the Gay Mecca. But it’s at least Gay-rusalem.
Oct 18, 2013