Not all awards are meant for resumés.
Some Washington journalists are among those getting recognized for being sexist in their political coverage. Name It. Change It., a non-partisan project of She Should Run, Women’s Media Center, and Political Parity that aims to combat what they call “widespread” sexism in the media, began publicly informing winners this morning on Twitter.
Among the award winners: HuffPost Social Media Editor Ethan Klapper for an allegedly sexist slideshow; HuffPost Style fashion writers Lauren Rothman and Christina Wilkie for what the organization deems as sexist fashion reporting; and FNC “The Five’s” Greg Gutfeld and Kimberly Guilfoyle for referring to Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as “frizzilla.” Guilfoyle remarked, “I gave up perms a long time ago.”
We reached out to HuffPost for reaction. Klapper had no comment and referred me to HuffPost Publicist Rhoades Alderson. The others did not immediately respond to our request. UPDATE: See a comment from Alderson after the jump…
Name It. Change It. gave HuffPost their Award For Creating Sexist Standards For Women in Politics… Read more