Thursday, September 22, 2005
What We Need to Know Today
Continuing saga of the NYTimes article from earlier in the week on whether elite, educated young women want to work outside the home after the have kids (this is a gross generalization of the article, but it is the gist). Gelf Magazine has an interesting update on the story about how women at Yale who received the survey thought it was too long and flawed so they declined to answer.
IVY LEAGUE MOMS
Here's a quote from one of the young women interviewed about her reaction to the story (don't know which one.- courtesy of media bistro fishbowl)
"It saddens me that I am portrayed as an insensitive and unambitious person in the article, and really did not know that Louise was only going to quote those of us who wanted to stay at home if/when we had kids. She in fact did interview my other suitemates who answered the survey as either not wanting to have children at all, or would continue working as a mother. I am somewhat shocked that she did not include ANY of their ideas or views in the article."
There have been many reports of rapes in the New Orleans Superdome in the Katrina aftermath yet after one minor story in the NYTimes it has disappeared from coverage.
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN DURING THE HURRICANE
Judge John Roberts is one step closer to being Chief Justice John Roberts when the Senate Judiciary Committee voted for his nomination to the Court. Three weasel, men who people call liberal but not anymore, Herb Kohl, Russ Feingold (Russ- what the fuck man?), and Patrick Leahy voted for his nomination. His nomination will be voted on by the Senate next week.
Ellen Goodman asks where is John Roberts heart.
A conversation with one of the greatest actresses around- Catherine Deneuve
Deneuve has recently published a memoir - Close Up and Personal - available in Europe.
Commander in Chief starring Geena Davis as the first female president premieres Tuesday at 9pm on ABC. WATCH IT! Geena hosted an inaugural ball for a premiere.
COMMANDER IN CHIEF
The show that everyone watches but nobody knows why they watch it or like it- Desperate Housewives returns on Sunday night at 9pm on ABC.
Personally, I'm more excited for the season premiere of Grey's Anatomy which is created by an African American woman.