BY Erika W. Smith
on Nov 08, 2012
Yesterday, the New York Times published an article on plus-size fashion bloggers, and it’s full of amazing quotes from some amazing people. I’d already been following a few of these ladies, but now I have a whole new bunch of blogs bookmarked. Here are the bloggers, with what they told the New York Times:
Gabi Gregg of Gabifresh:
“Once I sized out of mainstream stores, I loved shopping more. It was a challenge. Just because I was a ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 12, 2012
Ladies – it’s time to celebrate. We are close to achieving a society in which women are no longer judged by their waistline or the number on the scale. A society in which young girls never, ever diet. A society in which fat ladies star on hit TV shows.
Or so the New York Times seems to think.
In a ridiculous article titled “Women On TV Step Off The Scale,” New York Times writer Alessandra Stanley argues that “Self-acceptance ... Read More
Sick of people assuming that successful women must have slept their way to the top? You’re not alone.
Freelance writer Andrew Goldman, who writes the “Talk” Q&A column in The New York Times Magazine, recently asked The Birds star Tippi Hedren if she considered sleeping her way to the top. In any context, this is a pretty offensive question, but it may be especially so here. Goldman was interviewing Hedren about an upcoming biopic based on her ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 10, 2012
One member of Pussy Riot is free, but two remain in prison. Today, an appellate court in Moscow set one of the three jailed Pussy Riot members free, but upheld the two-year prison sentences of the other two women, according to the New York Times.
A three-judge panel of Moscow City Court upheld the guilty verdict against all three women on charges of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred, for their anti-Putin “punk prayer” protest performance ... Read More
BY Intern Lilly
on Sep 14, 2012
“Free Pussy Riot” as a slogan is approaching meaninglessness-by-repetition, like when you say “banana” so many times in a row that you forget it’s a word. But despite the echo chamber effect of its proliferation, the demand itself hasn’t lost value as a legitimate goal.
Protesters all over the world have shown support for the punk group jailed for criticizing their government and offending the church in the process – two ... Read More
BY Intern Kelsie
on Apr 23, 2012
When the New York Times does a trend piece, it sometimes comes about 3 months too late. Remember their string of pieces about Brooklyn in 2010? Apparently it's a cool place to live! Young people like it there! Or their February 2012 article about living alone? We do crazy things! Like singing in the shower! And eating peanut butter from the jar!
Yesterday though, the Times went for cool and hit it right on the head. In a piece about lady arm wrestlers in ... Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner
on Jan 30, 2012
Leave it to The Gray Lady to publish a story about a very current case involving New York cheerleaders that uses archaic, offensive, and misogynistic language.
The cheerleaders' woes began some three months ago when a group of girls from a high school outside Buffalo, NY, began to exhibit uncontrollable tics. Last week it was widely reported that the cause was "conversion disorder." The Today Show also flashed around the words "mass hysteria," but the doctor ... Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Jan 03, 2012
According to a recent New York Times article, young women are going back to school in record numbers, even if it means leaving the work force while they hit the books. The percentage of women aged 16-24 who are enrolled in school now exceeds the percentage of that same demographic who are employed. The important thing to note about that figure is that these jobless women are not looking for work-- they're looking to hone their skills in school so that they can get ... Read More
BY Grace Evans
on Jun 02, 2011
The New York Times has just announced that the new executive editor will be Jill Abramson, the very first woman to be executive editor at the Times. It is crazy to think that we are still experiencing these kinds of firsts for women in North America. That’s what I think of whenever I hear an ill-informed individual say things like “Why is feminism still around anyway? Women are like, equal now.” Well like equal isn’t good enough. It is so ... Read More
BY Katie Oldaker
on Mar 09, 2011
A news story has been making the rounds about an 11-year-old girl who was gang-raped by a group of males in a small town in Texas. Eighteen young men and boys have been arrested in connection with the case, which would seem like justice is starting to be served, but The New York Times has begun to go ahead and undermine it! An article by James C. McKinley Jr., posted yesterday on the NYT's website, includes such choice quotes like "These boys have to live with this ... Read More