"What the hell is going on with everyone?" - Our increasing awareness of misogyny

Posted by Venerable High Pope Swanage I, Cogent Animal of Our Lady of Discord 24 March 2012 at 01:42PM

My CEO/friend/person who's fired me twice Justin Gehtland exclaimed on the twitters yesterday: "What the hell is going on with everyone? Boston API Jam, Belvedere Vodka, Santorum. Is it National Misogyny Month and I missed the PSA???" I glibly replied: "People started paying attention to misogyny and calling it out. The misogyny didn't increase, your visibility into it did."

I find this basically true and explanatory, but after a few hours of reflection and home improvement I'd like to discuss it in further length than 140 characters allow.