commented on Lindy West Quits Twitter: "It Is Unusable for Anyone But Trolls, Robots and Dictators"
1) Any time Lindy West reduces public access to her thoughts and mind, we all suffer. She is a rare light we're lucky to read.
2) You close by saying Twitter will not be the same without her, but isn't that the point entirely? Twitter should not be the same. The internet thus far has been an informational Midas touch. All promise but dark delivery. Every social movement it's said to have influenced it has also destroyed, surveilled and delegitimized. Every voice it elevates it also silences. We were better off before we all had a say about the new Ghostbusters movie.
Lindy West's decision to leave Twitter has inspired me to do the same (not as big a deal cuz I' a nobody who just tweets praise to comedians), but beyond the mere action, her's is the critique of social media we need the most. I'm sure you're both too smart to read the comments so I doubt you'll see this, but I feel it strongly enough to write it anyway.
Feb 28, 2016
commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Box Under the Bed
I'm only a lawyer in California and I'm not trying to dole out real legal advise, but I suspect that what this "cleaner" did actually was a crime. The suggestive note and the rearranging of the sex toys will likely be understood as a sexual threat. Simply being invited into a home doesn't give someone carte blanche to go through things. If this was in the recent past, she might want to consider contacting the police. I do criminal defense work and it's awkward for me to suggest contacting law enforcement generally, but someone with boundaries that poor will likely escalate over time. If she feels comfortable telling the story a couple of times, it might be worth it.