Deborah Needleman, the newly appointed editor of The New York Times’ T magazine, tweeted this Monday morning:
The sexy (sorry, feminists), smart, sassy Katie Roiphe live on stage @nypl on Wednesday night. http://t.co/cYzI55PI— deborah needleman
Women on the Twitter (like the New Yorker’s prominent TV critic Emily Nussbaum) shared a WTF reaction:
@debbieneedles Did you wrote that tweet from 1963? Impressive.— emilynussbaum
And then people were all, if you’re going to apologize for calling a woman sexy, what else should we apologize for? Hashtag time!
About to photograph my new nail polish application. #sorryfeminists— Irin Carmon
I [redacted] on the first date. #sorryfeminists— amaeryllis
Married to a man. #sorryfeminists— Stephanie Feldman
I’m enjoying browsing holiday sales #sorryfeminists— Sarah Marian Seltzer
Enjoying my life. #sorryfeminists— Michelle Dean
I think sex with men rocks. #sorryfeminists— Emily Willingham
Wearing fishnet stockings. #sorryfeminists— elliott holt
owner of scented candles. #sorryfeminists— Sarah Lipton-Lubet
Wearing yoga pants. #sorryfeminists— Amanda Marcotte
Others may have taken #sorryfeminists seriously:
Rush Limbaugh is hilarious! #sorryfeminists— Nicole Justice
objectification is not only tolerated, but welcome. #sorryfeminists— Violetta Bellocchio
red lipstick and high heels…. Daily. #sorryfeminists— Teegie Weegie
Used step stool stacked on chair to remove beeping fire alarm on 10-ft ceiling, then called apt. maint. to replace battery. #SorryFeminists— Tracie
Iâ€™m deeply invested in American football, MMA, aggressive music, experimental poetry, and BDSM. I also wear red lipstick. #sorryfeminists— NatalieZed
The whole thing confused a lot of people:
#sorryfeminists? What is this about? lololol— Charlene Carruthers
what is the #sorryfeminists thing about because I WANT IN probably— Julie
So Twitter is really confused about what feminism actually is #sorryfeminists— Adrienne LaFrance
There’s also now a “Sorry Feminists” Tumblr, and it has some really good GIFs:
Update! Needleman responds:
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