No doubt Amanda Hess, a Slate contributor and freelance writer, will perceive this as some sexist act against her, but so be it. Hess, who often writes about gender issues, resembles the little boy from the Dutch Boy paint containers. Hess recently gained attention and appeared on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” for writing a story about women getting harassed online. Among the most poignant graphs of the piece is this one in which she discusses some pretty frightening email she received: “’I am 36 years old, I did 12 years for ‘manslaughter’, I killed a woman, like you, who decided to make fun of guys cocks.’ And then: ‘Happy to say we live in the same state. Im looking you up, and when I find you, im going to rape you and remove your head.’ There was more, but the final tweet summed it up: ‘You are going to die and I am the one who is going to kill you. I promise you this.'” She formerly wrote for TBD, the Allbritton publication that flatlined under the care of Erik Wemple, who now covers media for The Washington Post.
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