As Amanda says, the third incident retold here — which involves a guy lying to his partner about using a condom and going right ahead until she finds out that he’s lying — isn’t a cute anecdote about a bad hookup. It’s sexual assault. Consent obtained through false pretenses isn’t consent, and STDs and potential unplanned pregnancies are serious potential issues, not something to chuckle about over a Bud Lite Lime Ice and email to
Penthouse Forum a second-rate sports site.* That his reaction involves resentment and self-pity rather than remorse makes it extra special.
*Passing along tales of sexual assault for laffs aside, shouldn’t Deadspin be a lot better than it is? We could really use a replacement for Fire Joe Morgan, but as of now it ain’t it. I remember clicking over after the best regular season day in MLB history, and the lead stories were the least interesting sex scandal in known human history (“Brian Cashman had szzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….) and some story about Philadelphia sportswriters exchanging angry tweets. There are talented writers there, but there seems to be a lot of that kind of dross.