Naomi Wolf and Naomi Klein, to Naomi Wolf's (or is it Klein's) infinite chagrin.
@AmandaElsewhere @moe-zee Hi friend-os! Here I am, weighing in (and I wanted to think carefully, hence a delay). I think you can all surmise my stance on the Hairpin/Toast similarities here, but if not, several people have already said it throughout.
The Hairpin is a great place, you know? It's freeing and weird and genuine and smart and such a dream to work on. But the Hairpin, now, is different from when it started, because the people running it are different -- that's just the way it goes. Same foundation, different house, slightly different curtains. A lot of things have changed around these parts, especially for the better -- the Awl has real offices, there's a Canadian on staff, we are paying every single writer and illustrator -- and things will continue to do so, so strap in for the ride.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, which you are 100% free to do forever and ever, and you know where to find Haley and I privately, if you ever to want to talk over email.
Also fuck those fucking spambots forever.
@tofuswalkman OK, but if we're trafficking in these kinds of observations, wouldn't it be also, if not more, important to remark how perhaps The Toast developed their version of the "x in art" post from The Hairpin? I'm not making any accusations, but to "fourth the sentiment against plagiarizing ideas" is a strong statement, hating meant or not.
@octagonfudge Not a ripoff: http://thehairpin.com/2011/08/painful-groins-in-art/
@tofuswalkman Not plagiarism!! Lili has been writing a close-up of "Stuff in Art" series since before The Toast launched: http://thehairpin.com/2011/08/painful-groins-in-art/
@AmandaElsewhere Oh whew! Because this definitely isn't plagiarism. Lili has been writing this series since before The Toast launched: http://thehairpin.com/2011/08/painful-groins-in-art/
Lili has been writing a close-up of "Stuff in Art" series since before The Toast launched, so plagiarism accusations really don't hold here! See her first post from Aug 2011: http://thehairpin.com/2011/08/painful-groins-in-art/
JUST TO BE CLEAR
@HereKitty Thank you! I was about to say. Don't get it twisted, Pinners.
@AmandaElsewhere Hi! Lili here! This has been a series at The Hairpin since 2011. :)
Lili's been doing " ... in Art" posts since at least 2011 (as clicking on her byline reveals). How is that plagiarism?