Posts Tagged ‘New York Times’

Washington D.C. Wins the Pay Gap

According to the New York Times, the District of Columbia has the lowest pay gap between male and female workers in the country, compared to the 50 states. From NYT: "in the District of Columbia, the median weekly wage of full-time women workers is 96.5 percent of that for their male counterparts, far and [...]

Rape Coverage and The New York Times‘ Daddy Issues

I really appreciated this recent New York Times piece detailing the ways in which New York City police fail to adequately respond to rape reports. I also appreciated its companion story, which highlighted the experiences of four women who reported their rapes to the police, only to have their cases dismissed, their assaults downplayed, and [...]

Sexist Beatdown: The Soft Boner of Classic American Literature Edition

Behold the final paragraph of Katie Roiphe's latest New York Times Magazine Book Review story on the lost art of freaky sex writing pioneered by the "Great Male Novelists" like Updike, Roth, and Mailer:
Why don’t we look at these older writers, who want to defeat death with sex, with the same fondness as we do [...]

New York Times Sienna Miller Profile Doesn’t Like Girls

Last week, New York Times theater reviewer Charles McGrath penned a piece on Sienna Miller's Broadway debut. The piece has been roundly criticized for overstating Miller's affairs with famous men. The story begins by reviewing Miller's "long and well-documented romantic history," which includes "flings" with "Jude Law, Daniel Craig, James Franco and most recently the [...]

Swine Flu and the Abortion Debate

The danger of swine flu in pregnant women has received a great deal of press attention recently. As concerns over the health of pregnant women rise, the abortion debate has slyly emerged as a a central influence in the dialogue.
Yesterday, the New York Times told the story of Aubrey Opdyke, a 27-year-old woman who was [...]

Why Some Fetuses Are “Reduced” Instead of “Aborted”

In today's New York Times, Stephanie Saul detailed one of the most difficult decisions facing women who are desperate to become pregnant: whether or not to have an abortion. Women who undergo intrauterine insemination in order to conceive, Saul writes, are at a high risk of producing "quadruplets, quintuplets and sextuplets—the most dangerous pregnancies for [...]

This Week In Sexist History: Decapitated Women Vs. Mischievous Terriers Edition

Newspaper stories from the good old days say the darndest things. So every week on the Sexist, let’s take a ride on journalism’s way-back machine, to a time when recently decapitated Arabian women competed for ink with adorably mischievous train-track terriers!
This Week In Sexist History, a double billing:

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This Week In Sexist History: Swimming Makes You Ugly Edition

Newspaper stories from the good old days say the darndest things. So every week on the Sexist, let’s take a ride on journalism’s way-back machine, to a time when male reporters did not prefer their women to be dripping wet from head to toe. I know—it was a crazy, crazy, time kids. This week, our [...]

“Mancession” Acheives Phallic Gender Parity

Yesterday, the New York Times' Cahterine Rampell detailed how the current recession has nearly achieved a "bittersweet" parity between the genders in the workforce—because men are more likely to lose their jobs than women in hard times. Rampell accompanies her analysis with this graph:

This Week In Sexist History: Male Slut-Shaming Edition!

Newspaper stories from the good old days say the darndest things. So every week on the Sexist, let’s take a ride on journalism’s way-back machine, to a time when men were publicly embarrassed for actin' slutty, because women were too weak to be responsible for their own actions.
This Week in Sexist History:

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