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NYT Review of Books Vida count chart

 

This year’s VIDA count of the gender gap in U.S. literary magazines is out. Check back here tomorrow for an analysis of the data.

Mary Beard on women and speech in the public sphere.

Jason Collins, who came out last spring, has signed with the Brooklyn Nets, making him the first openly gay active player in the NBA.

Behind the scenes of Barneys’ campaign featuring 17 trans* models.

Farewell and good riddance, Alec Baldwin and Piers Morgan.

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Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/andejoh/ John

    “The process starts in the first book with Penelope coming down from her private quarters into the great hall, to find a bard performing to throngs of her suitors; he’s singing about the difficulties the Greek heroes are having in reaching home. She isn’t amused, and in front of everyone she asks him to choose another, happier number.”

    So women controlling men’s speech (ie Penelope telling the bard what he can’t say) is not silencing men in the public sphere? Of course this comment will never be approved, but it will be screen capped so as to document the types of comments not allowed on feminist sites.