Tag Archives: New York Times

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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New York Times Fail on Chaz Bono: Did Cher make you transgender?

TweetWith the news abuzz around the documentary premiering on Oprah Winfrey’s network tonight about Chaz Bono’s transition, I had expected there to be a decent amount of transphobic reporting around Sonny and Cher’s son — but come on. In Cintra Wilson’s New York Times piece on Chaz, the writer discloses her own “questions” about Bono’s [...]
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