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Feminism According to Stock Photos (The Cut)
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The rules, as laid out by the Bechdel Test, state that each film:
New York City officials and experts in adolescent health said it was the first campaign aimed at female body image that they knew of to be carried out by a major city.
A Hillary Clinton aide, speaking anonymously about her 2016 presidential prospects, in the new cover of New York Magazine
Women of Protest: A Feminist History Refresher
It was on this day in 1920 that women were granted suffrage, but it’s worth noting that it was three years prior that members of the National Women’s Party — Alice Paul, Lucy Burns and others — picketed outside the White House, burning copies of Woodrow Wilson’s speeches and demanding the right to vote. What resulted — mass arrests (most for “obstructing traffic”), unlawful imprisonment and bloody beatings — became known as the Night of Terror, though it’s fair to say most among my generation don’t know it.
The Night of Terror took place on Nov. 15, 1917, when the warden at the Workhouse Prison, in Occoquan, Virginia, ordered his guards to teach the suffragists a lesson. For weeks, the women’s only water had come from an open pail. Their food had been infested with worms. But on this night, some 40 prison guards wielding clubs beat the women senseless — grabbing, dragging, choking, kicking and pinching them, according to affidavits recounting the attacks.
“There’s something about jumping for a bouquet that reflects the era, not so long ago, when getting married was seen as the pinnacle of a woman’s existence. Despite what rom-coms might have us believe, most women who are old enough to have C-suite jobs and mortgages don’t relish the opportunity to catch airborne hydrangeas.”
My piece in Sunday’s NYT about the death of the wedding bouquet toss.
"The typical typist was a liberated woman … She was a high flier in her day. She had achieved first class honours in philosophy from Oxford and was a skilled linguist.”
—BBC Magazine, on how the typewriter brought women into the workplace
Nicole Ng, 18, New York: One of my regrets when I graduated from high school in June was that I stopped oil painting after freshman year. I’ve painted since I was six and dreamt of being an artist for many years, yet in high school, I put aside painting to focus on school and other activities—those that I believed would “get me somewhere.” Even though I loved what I did, I rarely stopped working endlessly towards my next goal.
In the eyes of those around us, it’s “okay” for a kid to dream. But my dreams of becoming an artist fizzled out—because of outside pressures, words of adults around me, and my own self-doubt.
It’s often hard to just stop, relax and find an outlet for our passions. If I weren’t afraid, I would oil paint instead of always working towards my next goal. I don’t see myself becoming an artist in the future, but now I know, in college and beyond, I’ll always make time to do what I love, relax, and just paint.
Still: this is bigger than a sourcing problem. This is a byline problem, a Style section problem, a language problem, a trend story problem, a lazy journalism problem, an oversimplification problem. Also: I fundamentally reject the notion that women are less likely to want to be quoted.
There are free online databases to check for plagiarism. Maybe what we need is a free online database to check for dumbass, avoidable gender bias.
In an analysis of 352 front-page stories from the January and February of this year, a study found that the New York Times quoted more than three times as many male as female sources. Read more at Poynter
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Sisterhood of the Traveling Pink Sneakers (NY Mag)
Or: How Wendy Davis’s “rouge-red” Mizunos became an insta-badge of feminism.
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"That little girl is leaning in… she’s bold and audacious," said curator Holly Pyne Connor, of the first painting.
Fifty years ago today, on June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law, requiring men and women be paid equally for equal work. Argue the statistics whichever way you want, but the pay gap persists. White women earn, on average, 77 cents to the white male dollar. Black woman earn 69 cents, and Latina women earn 57 cents. (Infographic by the lovely Emily Nemens for LeanIn.Org.)