On giving offense...because you've been offensive

Well. That was thoughtless, in every sense.

"That" means a few things: using a term derogatory to women in a post on a feminist blog, and using it on a feminist blog run by a friend of mine, and using it in a headline that showed up in feed readers from here to Addis Ababa.

What I say and do at home - my own blog, in this case - is one thing. In someone else's living room, that's something else again.

To Melissa, to other contributors, to all Shakers: I apologize. End of story. Anything more would be equivocation.

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