Posts Tagged ‘Newsweek’

The Morning After: I Don’t See Race Edition

The first woman president (second from L) meets the first black president (second from R)
* Happy birthday, "post-racial America"! Writing in the Washington Post, Kathleen Parker does not see race. In response to criticism that calling Barack Obama the first woman president was (among other things) racist, Parker pens a column explaining that she can't [...]

Sexism and the “If It Were A Man” Defense

Need a convenient way to evaluate any charge of sexism? Pull out the "If It Were A Man" defense. Here's what you do: Isolate an instance of sexist behavior against a woman. Now, imagine a man is the target of the allegedly sexist scenario. Would the man be treated any differently? If yes, it [...]

Sexist Comments of the Week: Sarah Palin Hot Or Not? Edition

Last week, everyone's brain exploded over a couple of Newsweek Sarah Palin covers. One cover, which ran last week, was criticized for depicting the former Alaskan governor as too sexy (left). Another, which ran last year, was criticized for depicting the Republican vice-presidential candidate as not sexy enough (right).
The indignation accompanying the covers—"How dare Newsweek [...]

Sarah Palin’s Entire Existence Is Sexist

This week's Newsweek cover story, which details all the ways that Sarah Palin is "bad for the GOP—and for everybody else," is accompanied by a compelling stock photo: Palin striking a sassy pose in a pair of well-fitting shorts, courtesy of the former Alaska Governor's August Runner's World photo shoot (thanks to thinkpinkradio for the [...]

Sexist Beatdown: Racist Babies Edition

Would your child welcome black Santa down the chimney?
Bad news, parents: YOUR BABY IS PROBABLY A RACIST, and that means that you've got a whoooole lot of explaining to do. According to a Newsweek cover story, studies show that children as young as six months old "judge people based on skin color." And children as [...]

Sexist Beatdown: The Caveman Rapists Among Us Edition

Charles Darwin: The rapist's English naturalist?
Iran is uprisen, Michael Jackson is dead, and U.S. governors are taking impromptu trips to Argentina via the Appalachian Trail to cry over "two magnificent parts" of cross-continental pen-pals.
And so, inevitably, we turn to the caveman. Tell us, Newsweek's Sharon Begley, how might we blame ancient cave-people for all bad [...]

Sarah Palin, Lip Hairs and All

The Oct. 13 issue of Newsweek features an up-close-and-personal photo of Governor Sarah Palin on the cover. The photograph (above), by Nigel Parry, is a tight shot of Palin's face. In person, the image is more striking: the wrinkles are deeper, the stray hairs darker, the pores more defined.
Fox News yesterday had a field day [...]