What We Missed

In terms of prominent book awards and “best of” lists, gender equality hasn’t changed at all.

Despite what some weird coverage is saying, women were more loyal than average to Democrats this cycle.

The Nation Institute announced today that Planned Parenthood president, Cecile Richards, and author, educator, and environmentalist Bill McKibben have both been chosen to receive the annual $100,000 Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship.

Tina Fey will win the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor tonight at the Kennedy Center.

For anyone traveling to the National Women’s Studies annual conference in Denver this week, please come by Samhita and my panel at 9:25 on Friday morning. We’ve wrangled Denise Witzig and Anitra Cottledge in for our discussion, “‘Why is this a Feminist Issue?': Negotiating the Intersections in Online Feminism and Implications for Classroom Dialogue.”

For NYC-area folks, come by Jenn Pozner’s book party for Reality Bites Back (review forthcoming) on Wednesday evening. Info here.

If you’re in the Chicago area, give a minute to make your city better:

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