Posts tagged "new york times magazine"

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 presume someone back at home (wife, nanny, second wife) is taking care of the kids and the kids are fine and we do not need to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 12, 2014

The Soapbox: On Lori Gottlieb, “Egalitarian” Relationships And Sexual Passion

The author Lori Gottlieb markets herself as a teller of harsh relationship truths for women. As a contributor to The Atlantic, she saw her 2008 piece "Marry Him!" turned into a full-fledged book in which she advocates that women abandon long lists of qualities marriageable men need to have and marry Mr. Good Enough before…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 7, 2014

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 Magazine has one-upped everybody in the weirdness department with Hillary-as-planet. A Times editor tweeted the intergalactic cover this morning, confirming in later tweets, yup, it's for…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 23, 2014

The New York Times Piece Following Up On “The Opt-Out Generation” Will Scare The Crap Out Of You

In 2003, The New York Times Magazine published an article by Lisa Belkin about the "opt-out revolution" — highly-educated women with prestigious jobs who left the workforce for full-time parenting.  Was this, it seemed to ask, what our feminist foremothers had fought for? The article was trashed from here to the moon with good reason:…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 7, 2013

Andrew Goldman & The “Tippi” Point For Social Media Jerkery

Here's a brief test of étiquette. You're a writer accused of asking an inappropriate question to a famous actor in a national magazine. Another writer takes you to task for what she sees as a history of this kind of inappropriateness. Your response? A) Ignore the criticism — you can't please everyone, right? B) Explai…

By: Andi Zeisler / October 12, 2012

Lena Dunham On Her Fears, Her Dog’s Penis

"My biggest nightmare is that I do something where [HBO would] be like, 'That’s why you don’t give shows to 25-year-old girls.' I’m always afraid that I’m being unprofessional, yet I continue to sign all my e-mails 'xoxo.' All my freakouts have been pretty private and directed at family pets and/or people I have bee…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 12, 2012

I’m So Over Arguing About SlutWalks

I have to say I'm dismayed by an upcoming piece in The New York Times Magazine by Rebecca Traister. Let me first say: I love Rebecca. She's been the women's political issues writer for Salon.com for nearly forever and last year she published Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election That Changed Everything For American Women

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 21, 2011

Is Megan Fox A Master Of Spin Who’s Fooled Us All Along?

It's not that often that The New York Times Magazine slaps a Hollywood starlet on its cover. The last time was in February, when Kate Winslet fronted the Oscars issue and was one of eight nominees featured in the cover story. So I was pretty surprised to see Megan Fox's blue eyes staring out at…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 12, 2009