A Complete Guide to Misogyny on LinkedIn

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I was browsing LinkedIn today and came across the article, “Why Jennifer Lawrence Confuses Me” by Bruce Kasanoff. Kasanoff is an “influencer” on the site with over 174,00 followers. He is a self-described “Ghostwriter, editor, and speaker.” He’s also completely missing the point when it comes to the importance of respecting privacy and consent, and his article left me thinking that he’s a complete and total misogynist.

Jennifer Lawrence gave an interview with Vanity Fair this month about the sex crime that her and countless other celebrities experienced. By now you probably know that hackers stole naked photos of celebrities and posted them on the Internet. The much-beloved JLaw was a victim. Some called it a scandal, but everyone with two brain cells to rub together called it a sex crime. Jennifer describes the feeling of vulnerability in her interview with Sam Kashner at Vanity Fair:

It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world. 

Apparently Mr. Kasanoff doesn’t understand the concept of my body, my choice. He read the interview, and proceeds to critique it in his silly LinkedIn post saying, “I’m still confused by the juxtaposition of moral outrage next to more semi-naked pictures.” He’s definitely confused. There’s no doubt about that. He completely misses the fucking point that Jennifer Lawrence agreed to take the photographs in Vanity Fair. She agreed to their distribution, and probably received a serious amount of compensation for her participation. She probably had some serious input about the photos. She isn’t completely naked in Vanity Fair either, which is totally lost on Brucey Boy.

I’m not linking to the article, because it doesn’t deserve another page click, but I want to give a big shout out to a man who I’m calling the Misogynist of the Day:

Congratulations, Bruce Kasanoff, you helped reinforce the notion that victims deserve maltreatment in this rape culture of ours. You also confirmed to me, and countless others, that you are a complete and total misogynist who isn’t worth a follow or any influence on LinkedIn or in real life.

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