Members of San Francisco's sex-positive communities are outraged over last week's Matt Smith column, in which he documented how Kink.com received, then lost, government training funds. What are the most offensive things about that column?
It used sarcasm, which is totally not fair when it's aimed at liberal stuff.
He quoted a crazy person, and then didn't quote another crazy person for balance.
It used the word "torture" to describe the deliberate and repeated infliction of pain.
It actually caused something to change, thus making the Guardian look bad.
It wasn't "empowering," whatever that means.
It didn't take into account what incredibly thin skins San Franciscans have.
Smith's hang-ups aren't our hang-ups. Therefore he's bad.
It quoted law professors instead of strippers paying their way through law school.
The column appeared in SF Weekly.
Nothing, really, but God, do people in this town love to play the victim. Somebody should devote a Web site to that.