Caty Gordon

Caty Gordon

Caty Gordon received her BA from Virginia Tech in English, and will receive her MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University in 2013. She advocates for social justice, the empowerment of women, and “sticking it to the man.”

Contributors

May 5, 2011

Upon hearing the news of the death of Osama bin Laden, Americans gathered spontaneously to celebrate the demise of their most-hated foe. Across the country, especially in Times Square, New York and in front of the White House, the gatherings looked part victory celebration and part frat house party. The blatant jubilation raised some eyebrows on the political Left: are the celebrations justified? Or are they in poor taste? Caty Gordon makes a case for the latter.