This is Chris Richards, music critic for The Washington Post. Recently, Chris drew a lot of attention for some Tweets concerning his wife.
Chris's wife is Caitlin Gibson, who is a feature writer for The Washington Post. Since they work at the same publication, sometimes their articles cross paths.
Chris's Tweets came after he and Caitlin had articles next to each other on the same page. Caitlin wrote about Syria, and Chris wrote about Beyonce.
Chris said both he and is wife have to deal with receiving racist emails. As a reporter, it unfortunately comes with the territory.
However, Chris noticed a difference in the emails he receives and the ones Caitlin receives. And that difference is huge.
Chris's angry readers seem to attack his articles without using personal attacks. But for Caitlin and many other women, the situation is different.
Many men may not be aware at all the hatred women constantly have to deal with. This is why Chris believed it was worth mentioning.
Chris felt it was important to call out hatred when he sees it. But he did regret one thing about his Tweets.
Chris was so focused on making his point, he temporarily forgot how to count. But his Twitter followers seemed supportive.
Although Chris did receive some hateful comments, most appreciated his observations. Especially other female writers who could relate to his wife's experiences.
Some Twitter followers also had to comment on his poor counting skills. But the content of the message was still respected.
Caitlin also had something to say about her husband's Tweets. Naturally, she approved.
Caitlin's father also posted a reply approving of Chris's posts. And it's never a bad idea to be on your father-in-law's good side, especially on a topic this important.