For decades, feminists have argued the personal is political, and explored the politics of our private lives.The split between what people wrote to both Rebecca Tuvel and to me in private, and what they felt compelled to say in public is one indication that the explosion of personal insults and vicious attacks on social media is symptomatic of something much bigger than the actual issues discussed in Tuvel’s article.And at least one person who signed a petition demanding that retract the text in question, later, when the media tides were turning, wanted to remove her signature from the damning letter.
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The question is, why did so many scholars, especially feminists, express one sentiment behind closed doors and another out in the open?
Why were so many others afraid to say anything in public?
I will write to her privately and tell her so.” Others went further and supported Tuvel in private while actually attacking her in public.