Tag Archives: New York Times

Quick Hit: Darwin Was Wrong About Dating

TweetThis 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 [...]
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Sexist Olympic coverage: Lady athletes have ladybits edition

Tweet 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 [...]
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More Horace Mann abuse victims come forward

Tweet**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. [...]
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Jill Abramson to be first female executive editor at the New York Times.

Tweet 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 [...]
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More fail in the NY Times profile of Chaz Bono: Sexism, no matter who says it

TweetAs Vanessa wrote yesterday, author Cintra Wilson (who has a history of fail) comes off pretty terribly in her New York Times profile of Chaz Bono. You know who else ends up looking bad? Chaz Bono. Given Wilson’s self centered, transphobic (yes, even though she has trans friends!) article, I’m willing to give Bono the [...]
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