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On The Media

#46 - Episode 45 Redux

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Two weeks ago, TLDR did an episode called "Quiet, Wadhwa." And then we became the story.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Some Girls Are Secretly Raised as Boys in Afghanistan

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Reporter Jenny Nordberg  gives an account of the girls secretly living as boys in a deeply segregated society where women have almost no rights and little freedom.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

School Dress Codes Are Cracking Down—Especially on Girls

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

No tank tops. No mini-skirts. A new dress code at Tottenville High School on Staten Island has inspired a backlash from students, especially girls, who've received 90% of the detentions.

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The Takeaway

Inside The Frat Past of Snapchat's CEO

Friday, May 30, 2014

Leaked emails from Evan Spiegel's undergraduate days show a culture of drinking, sex, and drugs. His comments about female co-eds are unflattering at best, misogynistic at worst. Is Silicon Valley sexism — "brogrammer culture"—all too prevalent?

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The Takeaway

The Misogyny of Nerd Culture Can Have Terrible Consequences

Friday, May 30, 2014

Eleven-time Jeopardy! champ Arthur Chu is a nerd champion, but he says the prevalent aspirational narrative of "geek gets girl as prize" is hugely problematic.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Misogyny and Sexism of Nerd Culture and Silicon Valley

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Misogyny & Entitlement of Nerd Culture | Inside The Frat Past of Snapchat's CEO | The New Movie Releases of The Week | Jesse Eisenberg's New Role: An Angry Environmental Terrorist | An Uncertain Future For Al Jazeera Journalists | Global Community Anxiously Awaits Obama's Climate Address

On The Media

Making TwoXChromosomes a Default Subreddit Has Not Gone Over Well With Everyone

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Yesterday, I ran a Q&A I did with the founder of the woman-focused subreddit TwoXChromosomes. As of a few weeks ago, TwoXChromosomes became a default subreddit, meaning it is one of the subreddits new users are autmatically subscribed to. Pageviews immediately exploded for the forum, as did an influx of harrassment from users not enamored of a forum devoted to womens' perspectives. Though the forum's founder framed the change as one that will eventually be a positive one, when my Q&A  was posted to the forum itself, it was met with a very different reception.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The Emily, Would You Please Stop Being So Emotional Edition

Friday, April 11, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: Is it shaping up to be Bush v. Clinton in 2016? Is it sexist to say that a woman is too emotional? Is it reckless to sail the high seas with young children?

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WNYC News

Christie's 'Disgusting, Sexist' Bridgegate Report

Friday, March 28, 2014

WNYC

The internal review into Bridgegate by Gov. Christie's lawyers is being criticized as sexist.

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Radiolab

Science Reporter Emily Graslie Reads Her Mail — And It's Not So Nice

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Reporter Emily Graslie explores natural history museums, showing us what's going on behind the scenes. Her viewers write her, of course, and in this video, she reads some of those letters. They're not about science. Or Museums. They're about Emily. And it's embarrassing.

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The Takeaway

The Search for the Next Sally Ride

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

When Sally Ride took off for the stars in 1983, everyone thought we were entering the Age of the Female Scientist, but 25 years after her first mission women comprised only 20 percent of computer science, engineering, and physics students in Bachelor's programs.

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The Takeaway

Accusations of Sexism for All-Male Augusta National Golf Club

Friday, April 06, 2012

The 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the all-male Augusta National Golf Club, which began Thursday, has sparked discussion about sexism and the legal rights of private organizations. Traditionally, the all-male golf club gives membership to the tournament's corporate sponsors, but for the first time in the club's history, one those CEOs is a woman. Gloria Feldt is the author of "No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power" and former president and CEO of Planned Parenthood, and Nicole Neily is a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Reclaiming the Slut

Friday, July 29, 2011

Rebecca Traister, author of Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women, wonders whether the SlutWalk movement is a step forward or backward for women.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Ariel Levy on Italian men, women, and prime ministers

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ariel Levy on Italian men, women, and prime ministers.

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It's A Free Blog

Sexism and Racism Lurk in Don't Ask, Don't Tell Enforcement

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has never been closer. But while perceptions within the military of gay and lesbian servicemembers may have changed, discriminatory attitudes about gender and race remain.

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It's A Free Blog

The Bias that Won't Go Away

Monday, November 01, 2010

WNYC

The 2010 elections have demonstrated that sexism is alive and well in politics. Yesterday Carl Paladino shamelessly referred to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand as Chuck Schumer's little girl. Twice.

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On Being

Vashti McKenzie — African American, Woman, Leader [remix]

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The current U.S. presidential election has illustrated how gender, race, and religion can become lightning rods, and may be seen as potential stumbling blocks to leadership. Vashti McKenzie is a pioneering figure on all these fronts. When she became the f

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On Being

[Unedited] Vashti McKenzie with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The current U.S. presidential election has illustrated how gender, race, and religion can become lightning rods, and may be seen as potential stumbling blocks to leadership. Vashti McKenzie is a pioneering figure on all these fronts. When she became the f

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