women

Obama Presses His Edge with Women

“Women are not an interest group. You should not be treated that way,” Barack Obama said on Friday morning. It was an admirable sentiment, but the statement was disingenuous on its face. Women are an interest group, and will be …

Palin’s New Video

I believe Alex will have more to say about this later but here’s Sarah Palin’s newest web video. Her words are mostly excerpted from a speech she gave to the pro-life group, the Susan B. Anthony List. She talks about her “Mama Grizzlies” and “Pink Elephants” stampeding into Washington November 2. But, as Marc Ambinder notes, it’s …

Deborah Howell

I am shocked and saddened to learn today of the sudden death of Deborah Howell. She was a source of inspiration, having made her way up in this business at a time when the newsroom was hostile territory for women who didn’t want to spend their careers writing wedding announcements. Because of her, it was a lot easier for those of us who …

Outrageous – Update

Having highlighted Charlotte Allen’s disastrous op-ed for the Post’s Outlook section last Sunday, I wanted to follow up with this good dissection by Post ombudsman Deborah Howell of the paper’s thinking behind the story (not to mention Katha Pollitt’s smart critique from Friday). Kudos to Warren Bass for getting it right, though I’m …

Outrageous

This is an unbelievable (and not in a good sense) editorial by Charlotte Allen in the Washington Post today.

The basic gist: women are silly for liking Obama and expressing it (or expressing enthusiasm in general for anything). Hillary Clinton is a terrible candidate and women on the whole are dumb. Two excepts:

Take Sen. Hillary

California, State of Women?

I was struck a few days ago by the blunt admission by Hillary’s California field director to me in an interview that HRC focuses her outreach, not only in California but in most states, almost exclusively on women. Which explains Obama’s feminine offensive yesterday with Michelle, Oprah, Caroline Kennedy and Maria Shriver, not to …