The "Help, I've Fall" Edition
It’s Family Weekend at college. Our agenda is chock full. The Northeastern leaves are sparkling.
I have two items of note for you:
Number 1) By far the most-emailed-to-me article of the week was a very important, well-reported piece from the New York Times. The headline has the word “clitoris” in it. Unusual in this particular publication. Which is part of the story. Like either you should know a lot of this information, should want to know it or, like the article points out, you don’t know it and no one wants to talk to you about it. In other publications, headlines with this word in it, it would be called click-bait. In The New York Times, is it too base to call it clit-bait? Well a LOT of people emailed it to me — THANK YOU! As you know by now, I am very grateful and also somewhat dependent on my loyal community curators for some of the best content in each edition. In cases like this I am torn as to whether many emails of the same piece means that “everybody” has seen it? If not, it’s important and also enjoyable to read. If so, SKIP to…
Number 2) I helped make a podcast! Expert journalist Joel Stein takes on the long, interesting, complicated magazine stories you might want to have time to read, but don’t. He gets the journalist who wrote it on the phone, asks them all about it, and delivers some other insights and behind the reporting scenes on the way. It’s like The Daily, but for for stories that are super fun, funny, weird, or personal, and don’t usually have to do with the end of Democracy or life as we know it. Phew/yay! Give yourself a 20-minute break from all that! Thank you, old friend Joel, for letting me be a part of it! Thank you, Pushkin Media, for liking our pitch and letting us do it! Check them out here or wherever you like to listen to your podcasts!
Number 3) This is being put together exceptionally close to (my self-imposed, horribly chosen Sunday Morning publishing) deadline. Excuse non-sensical writing, typos, and all sorts of formatting and link foibles.
Even if it’s halfway sensical, this should be all the news of the week by, for, and about women in the news. From politics to pop culture, with everything in between, this is what you need to know.
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See you next week,
The Pic(k) of the Week:
Stacey Abrams’s Last Stand via The Cut
Older Women Voters Hold The Power In The U.S. Midterms via The Finanacial Times
Kanye West Is The Latest — And Most Famous — Example Of The Misogyny-to-Fascism Pipeline via Salon
The Taliban Have Essentially Eliminated Women From Public Life via Vanity Fair
Women In Leadership Roles Are Quitting At A Faster Rate Than Ever via Bloomberg
Five Years On, What Happened To The Men Of #MeToo? via The Washington Post
The Geoffrey Chaucer News That Rocked Academia This Week via Slate
SCIENCE & HEALTH:
She’s Made 1,750 Bios For Female Scientists Who Haven’t Gotten Their Due via The Washington Post
Health Department Medical Detectives Find 84% Of Maternal Deaths Are Preventable via NPR
Racial Disparities In Neonatal Mortality Even Wider With Tools Like IVF, Study Finds via Stat News
My Pregnancy vs. The State Of Texas We Are The Meteor
CULTURE & THE ARTS:
The Imperative To Buy The Best Stroller via JSTOR Daily
Make-Up Free Miss England Finalist Defies ‘Unrealistic Beauty Standards’ via The Washington Post
McCarthyism Silenced This Black Icon. Now Dancers Are Making Noise via The Washington Post
Book By Mom Of Six Puts Onus On Men To ‘Ejaculate Responsibly’ via NPR
Everyone Wants To Be A Hot, Anxious Girl On Twitter via The Atlantic
Lucy Simon, Singer and Broadway Composer, Dies At 82 via The New York Times
Joanna Simon, Opera Singer From Famously Musical Family, Dies at 85 via The New York Times