The Cruelty is the Point: Jeffrey Toobin, Se…

Mama, and other sensitive loved ones: of necessity, this post discusses sex. Forewarned, etc. Yesterday, writer and legal columnist Jeffrey Toobin was suspended from New Yorker magazine. As you’ve almost certainly heard, he was caught masturbating on a Zoom call. He believed his camera was off, and did not intend to be seen. His intention doesn’t matter; his clumsiness and his horniness intersected in a way that made him in an instant object of international mockery. His career, whatever you may have thought of it before, may not survive.

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