March 2, 2018
JoAnn Wypijewski recently made the ridiculous claim in The Nation that the day-care abuse cases of the 1980s were “entirely concocted.” This remarkable piece of sex abuse denial is disproven by The Witch-Hunt Narrative, a massively-researched account of cases that Ms. Wypijewski has never bothered to examine. But her utter ignorance of these cases has inspired a Twitter-based idea: the backlash history project. In the coming year, I will tweet out various reminders of facts and events from these cases that writers like Ms. Wypijewski would rather ignore and probably never knew in the first place. It will provide Ms. Wypijewski and the entire Twittersphere with dozens of reminders over the coming year of the substantial evidence that existed in the misconstrued day-care abuse cases of the 1980s and early 1990s.