This team pick is about two things I love: journalism and ladies. I’m not gonna say much about the content, because I think it’s pretty self-explanatory.
A few days ago, the New York Times wrote about the burgeoning online media elite of Washington, D.C. (You should read that article now so you know what’s happening.) That’s cool, it’s kind of nice that they’re writing stories that are relevant to readers under 30. Except that every person in the story was a dude.
Enter Ann Friedman, an editor at GOOD magazine and the force behind Lady Journos. In short, we like her immediately. She read this NYT article and felt feelings very similar to mine. But instead of responding with a long feminist dissection of the reasons why this article sucks, she did something better. Satire!
Now you should read her satirical copy of the NYT’s dudely story. It includes relevant/awesome paragraphs such as this one:
“There is precedent for such women being ignored as attention focuses on packs of smart, self-important young men in capital cities. It’s called all of history.”