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Why You Have to Be So Mean? Nasty Comments On and Offline

Not everyone appreciates Lena Dunham’s nudity in the show “Girls”, including TV critic Tim Malloy who last week made a comment, insensitive to many, about the amount and frequency of Dunham’s flesh showing in the series. A flurry of comments soon followed, both supporting and opposing Dunham’s own comment, reviving an old online debate regarding civility in online comments. Journalists Katie McDonough of Salon and Jill Filipovic of The Guardian join Alicia to talk about being nice on and off the web.

Why You Have to Be So Mean? Nasty Comments On and Offline

Not everyone appreciates Lena Dunham’s nudity in the show “Girls”, including TV critic Tim Malloy who last week made a comment, insensitive to many, about the amount and frequency of Dunham’s flesh showing in the series. A flurry of comments soon followed, both supporting and opposing Dunham’s own comment, reviving an old online debate regarding civility in online comments. Journalists Katie McDonough of Salon and Jill Filipovic of The Guardian join Alicia to talk about being nice on and off the web.

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