Posts tagged "journalism"

Jill Abramson, The NYTimes’ First Female Executive Editor Was Fired — What Does This Mean For The Rest Of Us?

Yesterday afternoon, the news broke that Jill Abramson, the executive editor of The New York Times and the first-ever woman to hold that position, was leaving her position. Managing editor…

Jessica Wakeman | May 15, 2014 - 4:00 pm

RIP Society: Woman Loses 128 Lbs. Because Some Drunk Guy Called Her Fat, Gets A Job At Hooters

Here’s one way to make lemonade out of lemons, ladies. Or, um, arsenic. If some drunk asshole makes a rude comment about what a fat cow you are, use it…

Jessica Wakeman | May 8, 2014 - 11:30 am

Makeup Guru Bobbi Brown To Head Yahoo Beauty — Um, Is That Even Remotely Ethical?

Bobbi Brown, the world-renowned makeup artist behind Bobbi Brown cosmetics, announced today that she is joining Yahoo as the new editor-in-chief of Yahoo Beauty. In addition to “curat[ing] smart, strong…

Jessica Wakeman | April 9, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: Melissa Gira Grant, Author Of Playing The Whore: The Work Of Sex Work

If you’ve done any reading on the Internet about the business of sex work, chances are you’ve come across Melissa Gira Grant. She’s written about sex, politics, labor and tech…

Jessica Wakeman | March 11, 2014 - 2:00 pm

8 Reasons More Women Don’t Write About Sex

Like many daydreamers, I often think about time periods other than the one I’m currently living in that I would most likely enjoy. I usually settle on the roaring ’20s…

Jessica Wakeman | February 27, 2014 - 12:00 pm

People Claims They Won’t Post Paparazzi Photos Of Celebs’ Kids Except When They Feel Like It, Which Is Probably Always

Famous parents are finally saying enough is enough when it comes to creepy paparazzi photos of their kids, and People has responded to the request for a change of policy with what is seemingly…

Claire Hannum | February 25, 2014 - 1:40 pm

Chelsea Handler Blasts New York Times For Gender Bias In Story About Late Night Hosts

“The only female host in late-night is Chelsea Handler, 38, on E!” This is how a New York Times article about Jimmy Fallon’s move to “The Tonight Show” references…

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Ronan Farrow Talks Going To College At 11 On “The Daily Show”

This is refreshing: a member of the Farrow family is in the news and it’s not related to the Woody Allen child molestation accusation saga. Ronan Farrow, 26-year-old prodigy and…

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2014 - 1:30 pm

2014 Report On Women’s Status In U.S. Media Finds Same Shit, Different Day

Pale, male and stale: this continues to be the way the mainstream media looks in 2014. A new report by the Women’s Media Center on the status of women…

Jessica Wakeman | February 19, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Business Insider Pens Breathlessly Stupid Sex Party Article

All of a sudden this weekend, a bunch of friends began passing around the same Business Insider article on Facebook, called “A Beautiful House In Brooklyn Is Secretly Being Used

Jessica Wakeman | February 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm

New York Times Magazine Comes Up With World’s Most Creative Cover For An Article About Female Politician

Why does the mainstream media have to ask if politicians who are also mothers can “have it all”? We never ask if dads can “have it all”; instead, we…

Jessica Wakeman | February 12, 2014 - 11:20 am

Woody Allen May Respond To His Daughter’s Sexual Abuse Accusations In The New York Times

It’s not that I don’t think a human being who is accused of something does not have the right to respond or defend himself But the possibility that Woody Allen…

Jessica Wakeman | February 5, 2014 - 4:30 pm

The Soapbox: Piers Morgan, It Shouldn’t Be So Hard For You To Interview Janet Mock

If there was one thing Piers Morgan got right in his interview with writer Janet Mock last night, it was when he called her, “brave, frank, and honest” about coming…

Avital Norman Nathman | February 5, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Study: White Men Are Still The Preferred Guest For Sunday Morning Talk Shows

Just in case you were under the assumption “we don’t need feminism anymore”: today brings us an analysis study by Media Matters For America about the demographics of the Sunday…

Jessica Wakeman | January 30, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Fox News Gathers 4 Men For Panel Discussion About “War On Women”

Presented without comment. [Media Matters For America]
On the lyrics of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s song “Drunk In Love” that make reference to domestic violence (“Eat the…

Jessica Wakeman | January 28, 2014 - 6:30 pm

When The Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza Pie, That’s Hillary Clinton

People who complained about the TIME magazine cover depicting Hillary Clinton’s gargantuan high heel sauntering past a tiny male rival, look what you have wrought: The New York Times

Jessica Wakeman | January 23, 2014 - 2:30 pm

What Do We Think Of TIME’s Hillary Cover?

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has not yet said one way or the other whether she intends to run again for president in 2016. But that hasn’t stopped the…

Jessica Wakeman | January 16, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Gwyneth Paltrow Has Bludgeoned Vanity Fair Into Writing A Puff Piece

Vanity Fair reportedly will publish a piece on Gwyneth Paltrow but now it’s going to be “soft.” Gwynnie emailed friends asking them not to provide quotes for the piece,…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2013 - 8:00 pm

The Year Of Women In Media: A (Depressing) Supercut

All year long, The Frisky has blogged about representations of women and girls in the media. And what a year it was! The Onion tweeting Quvenzhane Wallis a “cunt.” The…

Jessica Wakeman | December 5, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Katie Couric Joins Yahoo As A “Global Anchor”

Katie Couric will join Yahoo as a “global anchor” beginning in 2014, and shoot news features to air on the site’s homepage, CEO Marissa Mayer announced in a Tumblr…

Jessica Wakeman | November 25, 2013 - 8:00 pm