Freelance writer Moe Tkacik has long been confused for a man, despite her long, silky blonde hair. Formerly a blogger for Washington City Paper, a WSJ reporter and Jezebel alum, Tkacik was once again taken for a male in a weekend profile of Gawker’s Nick Denton by The Daily Beast‘s Lloyd Grove.
Come on, Lloyd, you know she has a vagina right? In fact, Tkacik is known for her legendary stories about women losing objects in their vaginas — she once wrote quite a piece about having a tampon stuck inside herself for 10 days. If you haven’t read it, you must stop whatever you’re doing and read it right now. Despite the grossness of the topic, it’ll keep you in stitches.
In September of 2010, Tkacik moved to Washington to work for WCP (they eventually foolishly fired her because their heads were up their asses). With her apparently gender-confusing first name, she was continuously confused for a man. Even WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten stupidly confused her for a man by email — somehow that one isn’t so surprising.
Anyhow, Lloyd, please return Moe to her proper gender ASAP.
UPDATE: Looks like Grove got the message.