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Dear New York Times: Matt Lauer Isn’t a Martyr. Don’t Make Him One.

In law school, we spend a lot of time thinking about the “theory of the case”: what’s the problem, who’s the victim, who’s the villain. It turns out that how you define the problem directly informs the kind of solution that a judge, a lawmaker, or, say, the readers of the New York Times, are primed to accept.

In law school, we spend a lot of time thinking about the “theory of the case”: what’s the problem, who’s the victim, who’s the villain. It turns out that how you define the problem directly informs the kind of ...

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Liberals And Conservatives Are Lying About Chelsea Manning, And We’re Not Here For It

On Tuesday this week, The New York Times published an error-ridden and transphobic op-ed castigating former whistle-blower and trans activist Chelsea Manning and her popularity in the progressive movement.

On Tuesday this week, The New York Times published an error-ridden and transphobic op-ed castigating former whistle-blower and trans activist Chelsea Manning and her popularity in the progressive movement.

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A response to NYT nail salon exposé: “This only happened because people organized.”

Every evening on my way home from work, I open my “college rape” Google Alert email. And in it — every day, without fail — there’s a steady stream of articles that paints campus anti-rape activists as sad, disempowered rape girls.

Every evening on my way home from work, I open my “college rape” Google Alert email. And in it — every day, without fail — there’s a steady stream of articles that paints campus anti-rape activists as ...

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Guest Post: Fear of a trans college

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Emma Caterine. Emma is a prison abolitionist, decriminalization advocate, socialist, and cat lover. She has written in the past for Autostraddle, RH Reality Check, The Feminist Wire, and Tits and Sass. You can find more of her writing at sassysyndicalist.tumblr.com.

Fear, perhaps more extremely than any other emotion, motivates people to make some strange and terrible decisions. Prejudice is very often such a decision. I disagree with those who want to abandon words like homophobia or transphobia: fear can make no rational sense and though it never excuses horrific decisions, it can explain them.

Transphobia is particularly apt when discussing the prejudicial attitudes of some cisgender feminists towards trans women. The idea ...

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Emma Caterine. Emma is a prison abolitionist, decriminalization advocate, socialist, and cat lover. She has written in the past for Autostraddle, RH Reality Check, The Feminist Wire, and Tits ...

Firing Abramson wasn’t only sexist. It may have been illegal.

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Let’s talk about stereotypes.

As the whole internet has repeated to itself a million times by now, Jill Abramson was fired from her post as executive editor of the New York Times on Wednesday. A few possible narratives have emerged. Some say Abramson leaned in after she learned her salary was less than the previous male executive editor’s and she was kicked out for asking for a raise. Others point to her recent attempt to hire an editor without consulting her number two. All of the explanations come back to a sense that Abramson was ...

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Let’s talk about stereotypes.

As the whole internet has repeated to itself a million ...

Guest post: From obits to statues to traffic circles, whither the women?

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Soraya Chemaly. Soraya is a media critic and activist whose work focuses on women’s rights, free speech and the role of gender in politics, religion and popular culture.

Last week, irked after counting up The New York Time’s last 66 obits and finding that only seven were of women, poet Lynn Melnick tweeted the count, pointing out the imbalance to @NYTimesObituary. @NYTimesObituary, a parody account, responded with deadpan explanations, such as “After careful consideration, we believe that women have a tendency of dying less often.”  Their conversation continued the next morning, which is when I joined them, totally taken in, to ask how “notable,” and “significant” were defined. Despite repeating some ...

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Soraya Chemaly. Soraya is a media critic and activist whose work focuses on women’s rights, free speech and the role of gender in politics, religion and popular culture.

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NY Times columnist is very excited other people get paternalistic when they have daughters, too

In an op-ed in this Sunday’s New York Times, Ross Douthat gets the boring columnist’s version of giddy about data that suggests having daughters might make people more conservative:

In an op-ed in this Sunday’s New York Times, Ross Douthat gets the boring columnist’s version of giddy about data that suggests having daughters might make people more conservative:

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