Martha Thomases: alt-truth

Martha Thomases

Martha Thomases brought more comics to the attention of more people than anyone else in the industry. Her work promoting The Death of Superman made an entire nation share in the tragedy of one of our most iconic American heroes. As a freelance journalist, she has been published in the Village Voice, High Times, Spy, the National Lampoon, Metropolitan Home, and more. For Marvel comics she created the series Dakota North. Martha worked as a researcher and assistant for the author Norman Mailer on several of his books, including the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Executioner's Song, On Women and Their Elegance, Ancient Evenings, and Harlot's Ghost.

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  1. Mindy Newell says:

    “My pal Mike Gold (who occupies this space each Wednesday) likes to say that he prefers it when people say racist, sexist, hateful things, because then he knows with whom he’s dealing.”

    Yep. Having been on the receiving end in my professional life as a nurse–NEVER as a writer, at least that I know of–of covert bigotry, it’s a really difficult thing to know how to deal with. I mean, you KNOW when it’s happening, but if you call it out, you’ll only get wide-eyed stares or smiles that are unanswerable or flat-out denials.

    And the one time I went over the head of the perpetrator, it didn’t work, because the co-workers who had alerted me to the person’s bigotry (she actually called me “a little Kike” in front of people) refused to back me up, i.e., STAND WITH ME, when I asked them to go to the Big Kahuna about it with me–one person actually said, “I don’t want to get involved.”

    “So why did you tell me?” I asked her.

    “I thought you ought to know,” she said.

    That was a long time ago, and in these days of “zero tolerance” policies in businesses, including hospitals, the result has been that the perpetrators have only gotten smarter–SLYER–about it.

    “ALT-RIGHT” indeed.