Feminist blogger bashes female reporters, female reporters bash back: The Guardian published an article last week in their Comment is free section, and it was unflattering to women reporters in Syria, to say the least. Feminist blogger and Guradian columnist Jill Filipovic wrote the article, entitled ‘Can girls even find Syria on a map?‘, triggering the female reporter community to fire back with a pissed off and unanimous ‘YES.’ This prompted BuzzFeed’s Sheera Frenkel to write a response to Filipovic’s feminist diatribe, which was eloquently dubbed ‘Women Are Covering The Hell Out Of The Syria War – So Why Haven’t You Noticed?’ Don’t worry, the ‘You’ in the title isn’t pointed at ‘you, the reader. It is a point blank pot shot at Filipovic’s entire piece, and namely, her article’s title. In the response, Frenkel drops the hammer on all of the unsubstantiated claims made by Filipovic, and clarifies why it may seem like women reporters aren’t being featured as widely as men reporters are. Frenkel points out that not only is Filipovic flat-out wrong, she tells us exactly why, too.
Why you should read these articles: Filipovic attempts to rally women everywhere under her flag of feminism with aims of furthering women’s roles in war reporting, and in doing so degrades all of the past and continued efforts being made by female reporters who are putting their lives on the line in Syria as well as throughout the world. In effect, she gets schooled… hard, and it is very, very cathartic.
American copies of Time are not at all like the others: Today’s cover of Time in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific are different from the cover of the American copies. The rest of the world must not have received the memo about the seemingly coincidental, non-political yet super-dee-duper highly important issue regarding the payment of college athletes. Their covers are about Russian President Vladimir Putin and his dominance over Barack Obama in his handling of Syria, which was totally different from our non-judgmental, pro-education (sort of) Americanized version. Neil Munro, White House correspondent over at the Daily Caller, did more than just catch Time with their pants down in his article about the inconsistent international covers. He also calls out Time editor Rick Stengel for being one of the three journalists to be tapped to run the state department’s public diplomacy mission.
Read more about Time’s ‘Merican cover change and misquoting senators…