Magazine February 5, 2018, Issue

The Shame Game

Megyn Kelly

On January 11, television host Megyn Kelly took a swift jab at the proverbial Internet hornet’s nest with a simple comment on her morning show: “Some of us want to be shamed!”

Kelly was referring to “fat-shaming,” claiming that when it comes to staying skinny, a little outside derision and mockery often does the trick. This was a very silly thing for Kelly to say, for approximately 1,000 reasons, but I’ll stick to the most important one. It is a truth every human male has known for at least 170,000 years — since the first time, as earnest scientists tell us,

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For What It’s Worth President Trump’s comment on the pricing of the United States Post Office (discussed in the Week, January 22) is based on a common misconception of what constitutes ...
The Week

The Week

‐ We thought Cory Booker might be after the Democratic nomination in 2020, but apparently he’s campaigning for an Oscar. ‐ Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury has enraged both Trump loyalists ...
Poetry

Poetry

DISASTER RELIEF Three cuts I’ve gotten from the box knife’s blade, and needlessly I wonder — will they heal? as we remove debris for those who stayed. My last guess in the word game ...