Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Your Donations Made A Difference

From commenter fenkalevobocek in Your Donations Are Off to Madison:

This is amazing. I started reading Gawker when I was an undergrad at NYU, and I've been reading The Awl since it started, and that supply list is the same one I've been looking at on the office wall for the past week. I'm a TA and union member at UW-Milwaukee, and I've been in Madison working with my union & my sister union at UW-Madison as much as possible since all of this started. To come home from a long day at the Capitol and see this post, to know that list probably came from either the [...]


From the Comments: Mansplaining the Currency of Outrage

Unsurprisingly, people had a lot to say about feminism and The Daily Show and Jezebel and Emily Gould and the attention economy yesterday. One very, very long comment came late in the game!


Less Stupid: The Internet Is 10,000 Unanswered Questions

A long weekend with refreshments restores the refined spirit and intellect. We returned to a shortened work week, full of dreadful creativity and wonderment. We had questions-and commenters were going to ask those questions, answers be damned.


Less Stupid: Who's Cisgender Now?

And now we turn our attention to the comments section of this website. Earnest political discussion! Apparently, it's not just for people with Aspergers and the elderly. It's also for those who take issue with Bill Henrickson's pleated pants. 


Less Stupid: Two for the Road

It seems like only yesterday when this website hit the 100,000 comment mark. Which it was. In recognition of that auspicious event, I asked if The Awl would consider regular posts where less stupid comments are highlighted for awl to enjoy.