Posts Tagged New York Times

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

In January and February 2013, NYT reporters quoted 3.4 times as many male sources as female sources.

CU Boulder now under federal investigation for violating Title IX.

Unemployment and its symptoms.

Video shows ten men cheering while they gang-rape a 13-year-old girl.

I don’t understand book trailers, but… Atwood.

Single moms and extracurricular fundraising.

Mothers of sons respond to the Zimmerman verdict.

Nancy Pelosi: “This is about how to pay the bills.”

Mychal talks Fruitvale Station with Ryan Coogler.

On the pain of violent men.

The sexist whispering campaign against Janet Yellen.

Teachers write about Trayvon.

Katie on Marissa Alexander and “Stand Your Ground.”

#FF has

The apocalypse!

The New York Times joins the Female Breadwinner Apocalypse freak-out

Did you think only Fox News talking heads were freaking out about the rise of female breadwinners and the apocalypse their arrival foretells? Fear not! Lou Dobbs and his team of misogynists have plenty of company–including, as of this weekend, the New York Times. In the wake of last week’s Pew announcement that women are now the primary earners for nearly half of American families with children, yesterday’s paper included an essay from Richard Thaler, who teaches at the University of Chicago’s business school. He writes:

[Recent] developments should encourage aspiring young women to believe that social norms are changing, and that barriers to success are dropping. But a new study reveals that women’s ...

Did you think only Fox News talking heads were freaking out about the rise of female breadwinners and the apocalypse their arrival foretells? Fear not! Lou Dobbs and his team of misogynists have plenty of ...

Low-key bawse distracts Washington Post with her stilettos

There are no glass ceilings. The sky is limitless when it comes to profiling influential and educated women about their shoes:

[White House counsel Kathryn] Ruemmler first attracted attention for her glam heels as a Justice Department prosecutor trying Enron executives Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling in 2006, when she sported what The Wall Street Journal described as “stunning 4-inch bright pink stiletto spikes.”

A legal affairs blog “Above The Law,” called her a “star litigatrix” as a result. ”Litigatrix indeed,” the blog wrote. “Just because you work for the DOJ doesn’t mean you have to shop at DSW.”

*heads desk*

It says a lot about the Washington Post that it would rather publish a scintillating 500 word piece about the ...

There are no glass ceilings. The sky is limitless when it comes to profiling influential and educated women about their shoes:

[White House counsel Kathryn] Ruemmler first attracted attention for her glam heels as a ...

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Weekly Feminist Reader

Princeton alum tells female students to hurry up and find a husband already.

Sandberg, Slaughter, et al. are advocating for a new feminism devoid of social justice.

In memory of Pastor Henry Enuta.

Duh: pre-viability abortions bans are unconstitutional.

Feminists don’t hate men–they just hate you, MRA dude.

Conservative justices thought this year was their last chance to fight same-sex marriage.

Check out the trailer from “Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation,” which won top honors at the 2013 L.A. Women’s Film Festival.

“Leaning in” in Iraq.

Bill Gates wants you to invent a better condom.

Rape is not a punch line, Rick Ross.

So what if Victoria’s Secret sells ...

Princeton alum tells female students to hurry up and find a husband already.

Sandberg, Slaughter, et al. are advocating for a new feminism devoid of social justice.

In memory of Pastor Henry Enuta.

Monkey Romance

Quick Hit: Darwin Was Wrong About Dating

This weekend the New York Times published a strong piece dismantling some widely accepted Darwinist explanations for gendered mating behavior. Dan Slater doesn’t actually prove, as his title suggests, that Darwin and his followers were definitely incorrect, but does challenge the “teleological status” of evolutionary psychology, particularly worrisome in light of its historical use for terrible political ends.

…The fact that some gender differences can be manipulated, if not eliminated, by controlling for cultural norms suggests that the explanatory power of evolution can’t sustain itself when applied to mating behavior. This wouldn’t be the first time we’ve pushed these theories too far. How many stereotypical racial and ethnic differences, once declared evolutionarily determined under the banner of science, have been revealed ...

This weekend the New York Times published a strong piece dismantling some widely accepted Darwinist explanations for gendered mating behavior. Dan Slater doesn’t actually prove, as his title suggests, that Darwin and his followers were definitely incorrect, ...

Sexist Olympic coverage: Lady athletes have ladybits edition

Last weekend, I had the great fortune of seeing the US women’s water polo team play Italy at Olympic Park in London (the USA won). My sister, who lives in London, had a spare ticket to the semifinals, and she asked me to go along with her to see the USA-Spain match followed by Great Britain versus Spain.

I grew up watching her play water polo, which she did for a decade, first in club teams and then for her college team, and while I don’t understand the minute details of the game, I can watch a water polo game and know what’s going on, which is more than I can say of most sports ...

Last weekend, I had the great fortune of seeing the US women’s water polo team play Italy at Olympic Park in London (the USA won). My sister, who lives in London, ...

More Horace Mann abuse victims come forward

**Trigger warning**

Last week, the New York Times published a long article about a long history of sexual abuse at Horace Mann, one of New York’s most prestigious high schools. The author of the article, an alumnus of the school, describes a decades-long string of abuses of students by teachers, particularly of boys by men. The story is Hard To Read, as these kinds of stories always are.

Those stories are also very hard to write. But one very good reason to write them is that it makes it easier, safer, and more acceptable for others to do the same. You break the silence, and once a silence is broken, it’s awfully hard to put it back together.

That’s exactly what’s happened ...

**Trigger warning**

Last week, the New York Times published a long article about a long history of sexual abuse at Horace Mann, one of New York’s most prestigious high schools. The author of the article, an alumnus ...

Jill Abramson to be first female executive editor at the New York Times.

Jill Abramson, the Washington bureau chief for the New York Times, will be replacing Bill Keller as the executive editor, making her the first woman ever in this position.

The New York Times writes,

Ms. Abramson will be the first woman to be editor in the paper’s 160-year history. “It’s meaningful to me,” she said of that distinction, adding, “You stand on the shoulders of those who came before you, and I couldn’t be prouder to be standing on Bill’s shoulders.”

Her selection is something of a departure for The Times, an institution that has historically chosen executive editors who have ascended the ranks through postings in overseas bureaus and managing desks like Foreign or Metropolitan.

Ms. Abramson came to The Times in 1997 ...

Jill Abramson, the Washington bureau chief for the New York Times, will be replacing Bill Keller as the executive editor, making her the first woman ever in this position.

The New York Times writes,

Ms. Abramson will be the ...

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