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Bret Stephens and the Crushing Fragility of Entitled Men – Mother Jones
It’s easy and perhaps psychologically convenient for some to dismiss the Stephens business as nothing more than routine internet folderol. The Amazon is literally burning, after all. But consider: Here was a white man, a columnist at the world’s most influential paper, trying to use his power to directly threaten a critic’s paycheck. This was a singularly revealing incident. With a single email, Stephens exposed the whole kampus kops routine as the intellectual grift that it is and, what’s more, demonstrated the crushing fragility of entitled men like him who can’t fathom life without the impunity they’ve long enjoyed.
inae-oh  nytimes.com  white-men  roxane-gay  jonathan-weisman  dave-karpf  bret-stephens  power  white-fragility  motherjones.com 
22 days ago by yolandaenoch
Dave Karpf called Bret Stephens a metaphorical bedbug on Twitter.
Bret sent him (and copy his boss) an email demanding an apology. This tweet includes the email.
bedbugs  bret-stephens  jon-green  nytimes.com  dave-karpf 
25 days ago by yolandaenoch
Opinion | The Legacy of Toni Morrison - The New York Times
I end nearly every interview with the question, “What do you like most about your writing?” Writers often equivocate and dance around the question, afraid to admit they think well of themselves and their work. With Ms. Morrison, there was no hesitation or equivocation. She said she appreciated her ability to “say more and write less,” and her “desire to give the reader space.”

Ms. Morrison taught me and an entire generation of black writers to recognize that we are rich places to write from. She showed us that we must matter first to ourselves if we hope to matter to anyone else. She demonstrated that there is no shame in writing that is both work and a necessary political act.

She demonstrated the importance of raising our voices and challenging power structures that harm vulnerable peoples.
nytimes.com  roxane-gay  toni-morrison 
4 weeks ago by yolandaenoch
Benjamin Weingarten: BLOCKED
"Contrary to its stated goals, it appears the purpose of the 1619 Project is to delegitimize America, and further divide and demoralize its citizenry…"
twitter.com  why-i-blocked-him  the-1619-project  nytimes.com  benjamin-weingarten 
4 weeks ago by yolandaenoch
I Gained 20 Pounds Before My Wedding and It Was Still Perfect | Glamour
the New York Times apparently felt the need to weigh in with an article titled “The Perfect Workout for Your Wedding Dress Silhouette.” After a raging backlash from women like me on social media, the Times attempted to do damage control by changing the headline to “Getting Married? Get Strong”—a headline that doesn’t match the article’s content
nytimes.com  marriage  feminism  caroline-moss  glamour.com  wedding-planning 
5 weeks ago by yolandaenoch
An Escape Room Where You Can’t Escape Your Privilege - The New York Times
“The Privilege of Escape” continues this inquiry. The project is an observable and ultimately visceral demonstration of something that often goes unrecognized or dismissed because it operates invisibly. Members of dominant social groups tend to believe that society is a meritocracy; what we fail to see is that the playing field was never level to begin with. Ms. Puno visualizes this by staging a test that’s always rigged. If you’re placed in the disadvantaged group, it will be harder and more frustrating; if you’re afforded privilege, it will be easier and more fun. And just as with race, class, gender and ability, you don’t get to choose the group to which you belong.
escape-rooms  nytimes.com  privilege  meritocracy  risa-puno  jillian-steinhauer  onassis-usa 
8 weeks ago by yolandaenoch
The New York Times Magazine Presents The 1619 Project
So, here it is. If you follow me on here, if you know me in real life, then you know I'm obsessed with the year 1619 & how the start of slavery in America has shaped everything in our society. So, in Feb. I pitched to @NYTmag a project to examine, in this 400th year, the legacy.

What began as an idea to devote an entire issue of @NYTmag to commemorating this tragic 400th anniversary examining the modern-day legacy had turned into a project unlike any other in the history of the @nytimes.
nytimes.com  nikole-hannah-jones  slavery  civil-rights-history  twitter.com 
8 weeks ago by yolandaenoch
Debunking Myths About Estrangement - The New York Times
Most of the participants said that their estrangements followed childhoods in which they had already had poor connections with parents who were physically or emotionally unavailable.
catherine-saint-louis  nytimes.com  family-feud  family  estrangements  parenting 
june 2019 by yolandaenoch
A Modest Proposal for Equalizing the Mental Load - The New York Times
While you can work to more equitably distribute the actual tasks, that low-key anxiety is going to be tougher to share because of societal expectations of mothers, said Susan Walzer, a professor of sociology at Skidmore College who discussed the term “worry work” in a 1996 paper called “Thinking About the Baby.” The mothers Dr. Walzer interviewed in her research spent more time worrying about being good mothers than the fathers worried about being good fathers.
jessica-grose  nytimes.com  parenting  parental-leave  mental-load  emotional-labor  susan-walzer  parenthood  children 
june 2019 by yolandaenoch
They See It. They Like It. They Want It. They Rent It. - The New York Times
Environmental sustainability is mentioned by companies and consumers alike when they tout these services, but many customers view that as a perk rather than a driving force. Even when REI, the outdoor equipment retailer, surveyed its current and potential customers about rentals, their top motivators were to try new regular and seasonal activities without committing to purchases. Environmental impact ranked sixth on the list of motivations.
nytimes.com  miki-reynolds  furniture  rentals  clothing  housing  coworking  sapna-maheshwari  fernish  rent-a-center  lili-morton  armoire  the-riveter  michelle-pelizzon  rent-the-runway  jennifer-hyman  le-tote  caastle  wework  rei  eric-artz  joymode  joe-fernandez  amiah-sheppard  backstage-capital 
june 2019 by yolandaenoch
How NYT Cooking Became the Best Comment Section on the Internet - The Ringer
This might be because Cooking’s comments aren’t comments at all—they’re notes, a distinction Times food editor Sam Sifton emphasizes several times over the course of our conversation. “We made the conscious decision not to call them comments,” Sifton tells me. “The call to action was to leave a note on the recipe that helps make it better. That’s very different from ‘Leave a comment on a recipe.’ And the comment might be ‘I hate you.’ ‘You’re an asshole.’ ‘This is bad.’ And that’s helpful to no one. I see that on other recipes, and I’m glad that we don’t have those comments, because we don’t have comments. We have notes.”
“I find the comments to be one of the most helpful parts of the product because they’re real people who have actually tried making these things in their real homes, as opposed to test kitchens,” she wrote me over email.
"Notes are “meant to serve as a resource for the readers,” senior staff editor Margaux Laskey says.“Which is why we’re so adamant about keeping them relevant, and why we don’t allow comments or notes from readers that appear as if they haven’t made the recipe.” To make it onto the site, a note has to have some trace of real-world insight, or at the very least pose a question with an eye toward applying potential answers in the kitchen.
Alexandra, for her part, thinks the design of Cooking, which has no full-fledged user profiles in the vein of a proper social network, encourages less self-aggrandizement and more actual assistance. “It’s kind of more like message boards,” she writes. “Like-minded people talking about a focused thing. You’re not trying to build a brand/profile since it doesn’t function that way, technically. It’s just folks tryna help other folks.”
Cooking allows for private notes only visible to the reader,
nytimes.com  cooking  community  theringer.com  sam-sifton  daniel-mallory-ortberg  recipe-blogs  alison-herman  comments  notes  margaux-laskey 
march 2019 by yolandaenoch
Candice Payne Got 30 Hotel Rooms for Homeless People in Chicago During Severe Cold Snap - The New York Times
What started out as 30 rooms doubled to 60, Ms. Smith said. The rooms were only supposed to be occupied until Thursday, when temperatures in Chicago were expected to moderate. But with the donations Ms. Payne has received — more than $10,000 so far — she has been able to house the people in the hotel and feed them until Sunday.

“I am a regular person,” Ms. Payne said. “It all sounded like a rich person did this, but I’m just a little black girl from the South Side. I thought it was unattainable, but after seeing this and seeing people from all around the world, that just tells me that it’s not that unattainable. We can all do this together.”
chicago  candice-payne  sandra-e-garcia  nytimes.com 
february 2019 by yolandaenoch
Can a Journalist as Important as Jill Abramson Be a Plagiarist? – Hmm Daily
What she duplicated were “basic facts”—which is an easy thing to say, after someone else has gone out and collected and organized those facts.
journalism  jill-abramson  plagiarism  tom-scocca  michael-c-moynihan  merchants-of-truth-book  nytimes.com  hmmdaily.com 
february 2019 by yolandaenoch
Opinion | The Biden Fallacy - The New York Times
But this is a faulty view of how progress happens. Struggle against the powerful, not accommodation of their interests, is how Americans produced the conditions for its greatest social accomplishments like the creation of the welfare state and the toppling of Jim Crow. Without radical labor activism that identifies capitalism — and the bosses — as the vector for oppression and disadvantage, there is no New Deal. Without a confrontational (and at times militant) black freedom movement, there is no Civil Rights Act. If one of the central problems of the present is an elite economic class that hoards resources and opportunity at the expense of the public as a whole, then it’s naïve and ahistoric to believe the beneficiaries of that arrangement will willingly relinquish their power and privilege.
jamelle-bouie  democracy  incrementalism  nytimes.com  inequality  progress  politics  privilege  presidential-elections 
february 2019 by yolandaenoch
Are You There, User? It’s Me, Facebook! - The New York Times
As higher-stakes questions about the biggest social platforms are finally creeping to the fore — about what kind of world they want, and what kind of world they’re creating — it’s worth taking note of how these companies have behaved where they think they won’t bear the burden of their actions.

And as the tech giants ask you to trust them with ever more access to your work and personal lives, consider what they’ve done with the first piece of information you entrusted to them, all these years later: your email address.
facebook  linkedin  google  nytimes.com  john-herrman  email  social-media 
december 2018 by yolandaenoch
Behind CBS’s Secret $9.5 Million Settlement With ‘Bull’ Actress - The New York Times
In a draft of the investigation report, which was reviewed by The New York Times, the lawyers said the network’s handling of Ms. Dushku’s complaints was not only misguided, but emblematic of larger problems at CBS. When faced with instances of wrongdoing, the company had a tendency to protect itself, at the expense of victims, the investigators wrote.
nytimes.com  eliza-dushku  michael-weatherly  bull-tv  cbs  les-moonves  rachel-abrams  john-koblin 
december 2018 by yolandaenoch
Opinion | Fury Is a Political Weapon. And Women Need to Wield It. - The New York Times
“We cry when we get angry,” Ms. Steinem said to me 45 years later. “I don’t think that’s uncommon, do you?” She continued, “I was greatly helped by a woman who was an executive someplace, who said she also cried when she got angry, but developed a technique which meant that when she got angry and started to cry, she’d say to the person she was talking to, ‘You may think I am sad because I am crying. No. I am angry.’ And then she just kept going. And I thought that was brilliant.”
feminism  rebecca-traister  nytimes.com  christine-blasey-ford  anger  women  brett-kavanaugh  gloria-steinem 
october 2018 by yolandaenoch
Naomi Osaka’s Breakthrough Game - The New York Times
“Everything about Naomi breaks the mold,” says Kenshi Fukuhara, a producer with Wowow. “Physically, she’s so much more powerful than other Japanese players. She looks more like Serena, but she’s very Japanese inside.” #ugh
brook-larmer  nytimes.com  profiles  athletes  naomi-osaka  tennis  serena-williams 
september 2018 by yolandaenoch
Opinion | I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration
Thread on why Dan Bloom thinks Mike Pence is the anonymous writer of this NYT Op-ed: https://twitter.com/danbl00m/status/1037428190166347776

Another good thread on Decency Resistance by Jeet Heer (and why we shouldn't fall for the okey-doke): https://twitter.com/HeerJeet/status/1037446869687955456
mike-pence  dan-bloom  nytimes.com  donald-trump  politics  decency-resistance  respectability-politics  jeet-heer 
september 2018 by yolandaenoch
Ayanna Pressley Upsets Capuano in Massachusetts House Race - The New York Times
Ayanna Pressley upended the Massachusetts political order on Tuesday, scoring a stunning upset of 10-term Representative Michael Capuano
katharine-q-seelye  politics  nytimes.com  ayanna-pressley  massachusetts  michael-capuano 
september 2018 by yolandaenoch
Opinion | Beware Rich People Who Say They Want to Change the World - The New York Times
American elites are monopolizing progress, and monopolies can be broken. Aggressive policies to protect workers, redistribute income, and make education and health affordable would bring real change. But such measures could also prove expensive for the winners. Which gives them a strong interest in convincing the public that they can help out within the system that so benefits the winners.

President Trump is what we get when we trust the rich to fix what they are complicit in breaking.
inequality  nytimes.com  anand-giridharadas  politics  the-one-percent  income-inequality  education-inequality  universal-healthcare  david-rubenstein 
august 2018 by yolandaenoch

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