Posts Tagged ‘New York Times’

This Week In Sexist History: Bathing Beauties 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 beach-bound girls were sexy, confident, and refreshingly childlike!
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This Week In Sexist History: Too Fat! Too Thin! 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 women were either too fat or too thin, but never just right. Yeah, they did that shit 100 years ago, too.
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Sarah Palin Signs Crying Child’s Chest WTF Photo Corner

Hopefully the above photo, published on the cover of the New York Times today, has some sort of innocuous explanation whereby Sarah Palin has not kicked off her resignation victory tour with a bizarre twist on the sexy rock star pastime: Signing the chest of a crying child, what the fuck. Okay, she actually appears [...]

The 1865 New York Times Loves A Cat Fight

In researching for this week's This Week In Sexist History, I came across this female vigilante justice gem from the July 11, 1865 edition of the New York Times. The media's obsession with a good cat fight dates back at least 144 years, when imprisoned philanderer and saloon owner Dan Sullivan and rumored home-wrecker "Mrs. [...]

This Week In Sexist History: Sexy Cuban Girls “No Understand” 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 Hispanic redheads qualified as news, boys didn't count, and sexy Caribbean ladies landed in the pages of the New York Times for being adorably ignorant, not [...]

This Week In Sexist History: Girls, Girls, Girls 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 descriptors like the following—"big girls and little girls, blonde girls and brunettes, dark-haired blondes, sunset blondes, Rhinegold blonde—blondes of all kind save the prescription pattern"—qualified as [...]

Recession Makes Bitches Bitchier

The recession is now in full swing, which means that journalists everywhere have a new excuse to write about the same shit they always wrote about, but now everything is worse.
This time around: cat fights!
New York Times columnist Mickey Meece (seriously) is here to explain why the recession has resulted in a frightening "workplace bullying" [...]

RIP Bea “Battle-Ax” Arthur

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Now together in the big sassy retirement community in the sky.
Bea Arthur, television feminist icon, died on Saturday at the age of 86. When Bruce Weber's New York Times obit was emailed to subscribers, the headline read, "Bea Arthur, TV Battle-Ax, Dies at 86."
Someone at the NYT must have thought better of sending Arthur off [...]

“Mr. Mom” Needs to Die

No. NO Not again. Not another "Mr Mom" reference!
Maybe this shit could fly in 1983. I wouldn't know, because at that point, my own Mr. Mom and my regular female Mom hadn't gotten together to shared-parent me yet. But at this point, New York Times—-stop. JUST STOP.
You've informed us that despite the "Mr. Mom" idea [...]

The Morning After: Poor Me, Born Sexy Edition

* Great, women claim even more power over Children. The New York Times reports on scientists who have discovered "a surprising new mechanism by which women train their fetuses’ budding immune systems: the mother’s cells slip across the placenta, enter the fetus’s body and teach it to treat these cells as its own."
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