The selection of Jill Abramson, an accomplished feminist, as executive editor of The New York Times, which is not only the most influential newspaper in the United States, but also the premier online news platform, smashes a barrier to women’s achievement in print and digital media.
This is all the more important because it comes at a time when women’s rights are under attack in Congress and state legislatures. Additionally, women are still only one-third of executive editors and one-fifth of presidents, publishers and CEOs of major U.S. newspapers. Globally, women hold only 27 percent of top news management positions. Hopefully the elevation of Jill Abramson to the pinnacle of The New York Times will spur the advancement of women in management throughout the industry.
That’s what an accomplished feminist looks like: Jill Abramson
And, thats what a designatorix of feminist accomplishment talks like: Eleanor Smeal’s Testimony for the Hearing “Rape in the United States: The Chronic Failure to Report and Investigate Rape Cases” of the Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs of the Judiciary Committee, United States Senate, on Sept. 14, 2010.
This is what the core feminist accomplishment looks like.
Now, that is what red rags to accomplished feminists and their designatorices sound like:
Dr. Christina Hoff Sommers – Researching the “Rape Culture” of America
Heather MacDonald – The Campus Rape Myth
Chad Hermann – One-in-One-Thousand-Eight-Hundred-Seventy-Seven
(for further discussion see: The False Rape Society)