Cross-Hairs

More

Just a minor note. I've gotten all sorts of nutty threats over the years, inflammatory emails, curses, and so on.

Like most people who have web-based skin, this doesn't much affect me. Only once when I was warned that I might find my skull cracked open in a dune did I really get concerned.

But I do recall vividly the book tour for Virtually Normal, when the gay left furiously picketed the first major book to make the case for marriage equality. A group called "Lesbian Avengers" made up some posters to picket a reading of mine at a Chicago bookstore. This will be fun, I thought. But they had put a picture of my face on a poster and placed cross-hairs/gun sights over it. It looked as if I was being targeted by a rifle.

I thought it crossed a line. I still think it does. And they were a fringe group, not a former vice-presidential candidate.

Jump to comments

2006-2011 archives for The Daily Dish, featuring Andrew Sullivan

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

An Eerie Tour of Chernobyl's Wasteland

"Do not touch the water. There is nothing more irradiated than the water itself."


Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

Video

A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

Video

In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

Video

What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

Video

Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

Writers

Up
Down