Monthly Archives: August 2011

New York Prisoners Left in the Path of Hurricane Irene

News media are comparing Hurricane Irene to Hurricane Katrina in ways that allow us to forget that Hurricane Katrina was a humanmade disaster, but in one way, these events are similar – prisoner evacuation. New Orleans officials chose not to evacuate 7,000 inmates, … Continue reading

Posted in Hurricane Katrina/ New Orleans, Media/Media Criticism | 2 Comments

Election 2012 Sexism Watch

Commentators on both sides of the aisle have been quick to point out sexism directed at their own, while participating in sexist discussion of candidates running on an opposing ticket.  In the tradition of our coverage of the 2008 election, we’re … Continue reading

Posted in Elections, Female Candidates, Feminism, Media/Media Criticism, The Presidency | 3 Comments