Tag Archives: The New York Times

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetFeminist in-fighting is still a problem. Why aren’t men funny? “Newsrooms should also hire a few journalists who aren’t effete liberal p*ssies.” A class analysis of Jason Collins’ announcement. “Natural” isn’t always feminist. Newsflash, Fox News: teen sex isn’t illegal. Bloomberg can’t defend “stop and frisk” policies. One fake rape threat doesn’t mean all women “cry rape.” [...]
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The radical potential and great disappointment of school sexual misconduct boards

TweetIn a development that surprised exactly no one who has been following the recent stories of mishandled sexual violence reports at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has agreed to investigate the school’s policies and practices. The investigation is prompted by a complaint filed in [...]
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Quick Hit: The NYT on restorative justice

TweetPaul Tullis has a haunting piece in the New York Times on the role of forgiveness in the criminal justice system–explored through the aftermath of a devastating murder of a young woman, Ann Grosmaire, by her boyfriend Conor McBridge. The long article is a really tough read, but I appreciate that Tullis explores restorative justice [...]
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Quick Hit: The woman behind the SCOTUS DOMA case

TweetToday The New York Times published a profile of Edith Windsor, a friendly-looking 83-year-old New Yorker in pink and pearls whose fight against the Defense of Marriage Act, which “requires the federal government to deny marital benefits to gay and lesbian couples who live in states that allow such unions,” has made it to the [...]
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In defense of irony

TweetChristy Wampole wants us to live without irony. In her weekend essay for the New York Times’ Opinionator section, the Princeton lit professor encourages all of us—not just hipsters—to recognize the paucity of sincerity in contemporary American culture and  “determine whether the ashes of irony have settled on you as well.” The essay’s been getting [...]
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