Pierce Harlan

Lorena Bobbitt and the politics of hate

Twenty years ago today, Lorena Bobbitt took a kitchen knife and severed her husband John’s penis, then driving off and tossing it in a field. The result was not a nation shocked and outraged at a sexual mutilation, but a comical reaction from a culture of violence against men, particularly sexual violence. Piece Harlan delivers a stunning review of events. [Illustration by Europa Phoenix]

A message from COTWA

A special note to men in college. If you are too busy with school and partying and girls to bother yourself with what is actually happening right in front of you, that is your choice. But don’t call us when they come for you. We won’t answer.