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Eager reader of history, mystery, classics, biographies, steampunk, lit fic, science, scifi, and etc. My reviews are mostly positive--I rarely finish or write about books I don't enjoy. My TBR is too high for that.

Judith Martin: In defense of ‘women’s pages’

Miss Manners sets things straight lest you look too far down your nose at what were called ‘women’s pages’. By her account there was a lot of intrepid and groundbreaking reportage, and the women who worked as journalists took full advantage of condescending sexist attitudes when interviewing anyone ignorant enough to doubt that an offhand remark to a young female reporter about, say, a new bombing campaign in North Vietnam (as President Johnson casually mentioned to a young Miss Manners at a White House Party she was covering), would end up in the paper.  

 

 

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