People quickly took to social media to blast the cover. Why would a story about sexual assault show a feminine hand harming male genitalia? What was up with the cartoonish pop-art style lettering? Why must a penis be front and center in a discussion about the sexual abuse of women?
This cover is a total failure. How do you not get that this is about people’s lives being ruined? Stop giggling about it.— Victoria Weinstein (@peacebang) November 9, 2017
This is a terrible cover. Depicting women who say they were sexually assaulted as just wanting to hurt dude's dicks is insensitive— Josselyn Berry (@joss_berry) November 9, 2017
Terrible cover in so many ways.— LisaFromEarth (@LisaFromEarth) November 9, 2017
The painted nails, the popping of the inflated penis and the comic book styling.
Bravo. You just turned exposure of sexual assault into satire.
Recall this cover.
Like, no one cares about your dicks. This isn't about hurting men, it's about stopping men from hurting us.— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) November 9, 2017
Thank you. This is a MAJOR ugh. Why does every attempt at female empowerment and safety-seeking get equated with castrating or otherwise "harming" men? Enough.— Lily Burana 🗽 (@lilyburana) November 9, 2017
To quote Attwood "men are afraid that women will laugh at them, women are afraid that men will kill them."— Yrotitna ❄️🇪🇺 (@yrotitna) November 9, 2017
The woman's hand isn't even the center of the image. Somehow what's happening to a balloon dick is more important.— K.A. Park (@cidertits) November 9, 2017
Whoever came up with this cover needs to be fired. And lectured about how sexual assault awareness is not a boner killer, as if that's anywhere near as important as women's safety.— maria (@vvyris) November 9, 2017