She The People? Really?


I was alerted to this by Feministing, and it’s really awesome, if by “awesome” I were to mean WTAF.

Here’s the thing: I will always want more women’s (and feminist) voices in the mainstream media, particularly in politics. There’s an overwhelming byline gender gap and that needs to change. But The Washington Post’s new lady blog, “She the People,” is not a step in the right direction. In fact, I think it’s pretty terrible.*

I’m all for WaPo featuring more women covering politics, but why oh why can’t they just – I don’t know – feature more women covering politics on the main site or pages? As Steph Herold tweeted earlier today, “Why do women need a separate blog to write about politics?

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