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Paid Leave: What It's Like to Have Cancer & A Baby Working at Amazon

newrepublic.com — As part of our ongoing coverage of paid leave, we're rounding up the most important news from the week. Here's what you need to know about paid leave, working parents, and child care in the United States and abroad. Ex-Amazon employee says she was pushed out after returning from maternity leave and cancer treatment.
Aug 28, 2015

oh look, it's another horrible story about working at Amazon while being a human being with family and disease bit.ly/1hJGIwj

Aug 28, 2015

RT @estherbreger: oh look, it's another horrible story about working at Amazon while being a human being with family and disease bit.ly/1hJGIwj

Delete Yourself | The New Republic

newrepublic.com — If there's one thing hackers hate, it's reductive Hollywood portrayals of their profession. The characters in , an anxiety-inducing techno-thriller airing on USA Network this summer, are no different. In the show's fourth episode, two middle-aged cybercriminals watch the 1995 film Hackers on a motel-room television.

Paid Leave: Millennial Dads Discover That Work-Life Balance is Hard

newrepublic.com — As part of our ongoing coverage of paid leave, we're rounding up the most important news from the week. Here's what you need to know about paid leave, working parents, and child care in the United States and abroad. Millennial dads are bad at work-life balance.
Aug 03, 2015

RT @tnr: Paid leave discovery of the week: Millennials find that finding work-life balance is hard AF. on.tnr.com/1Hk0PWk pic.twitter.com/jbTpNNs4Yg

The Wet Hot American Summer Prequel Is Netflix's First Reboot Success

newrepublic.com — hen Netflix announced that it was resurrecting Wet Hot American Summer as an eight-episode season of television, fans of the movie had plenty of reasons to be wary. Reboots always face a complicated mix of eager enthusiasm and unrealistic expectations.
Jul 31, 2015

Oh hey...from before...I reviewed Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. It's funny! bit.ly/1MyzrLg

Jul 31, 2015

RT @tnr: TV REVIEW: The hilarious “Wet Hot American Summer” prequel relies on more than nostalgia: on.tnr.com/1IuiZWg

Caitlyn Jenner’s New TV Show Is Too Sincere for Its Own Good

newrepublic.com — the new reality show-I'm sorry, docu-series-about Caitlyn Jenner, has a conflicted relationship with its genre. The premiere, which aired Sunday night on the E! network, home of the Kardashians' almost hypnotic banality and a show about botched plastic surgery operations, opens with Caitlyn sitting on her bed in the early hours of the morning-messy hair, no makeup, dark shadows under her eyes.
Jul 27, 2015

I wrote about I Am Cait and its portrait of Caitlyn Jenner figuring out how to be the activist we expect her to be bit.ly/1LOjik6

Jul 28, 2015

RT @tnr: In an effort to be universal, “I Am Cait” risks losing its biggest draw: @caitlyn_jenner. on.tnr.com/1VJL6uF pic.twitter.com/IzygBOKC57

Jul 28, 2015

If reality TV thrives on characters who lack self-awareness, Caitlyn Jenner is self-aware to a fault. bit.ly/1LOjik6

Paid Leave This Week: Everywhere Is Better Than Here

newrepublic.com — As part of our ongoing coverage of paid leave, we're rounding up the most important news from the week. Here's what you need to know about paid leave, working parents, and child care in the United States and abroad. Young women have no illusions about how hard it is to be a working mother in America.

Amy Schumer's Old-Fashioned Family Values

newrepublic.com — When Judd Apatow signed on to make a movie with Amy Schumer two years ago, the brassy comedian hadn't yet become a feminist icon. The role of White Female Comedian Eviscerating the Patriarchy was still being filled by Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and Lena Dunham.
Jul 16, 2015

I wrote about Trainwreck and Amy Schumer's old-fashioned family values bit.ly/1e3wjsJ

Jul 16, 2015

“My friends are awesome, my apartment’s sick and I have a great job,” which is rom-com code for “I am lonely as hell” bit.ly/1e3wjsJ

Jul 16, 2015

RT @elteng12: #Trainwreck isn’t quite reactionary, but it isn’t revolutionary either. But why did we ever expect it to be? @tnr newrepublic.com/article/122319…

Jul 17, 2015

I'm getting really tired of knee-jerk references to positive portrayals of family and monogamy as "old fashioned." newrepublic.com/article/122319…

Jul 17, 2015

As brutal as Amy Schumer’s comedy is toward sexism, its real target is the anodyne feminism of empowerment. bit.ly/1e3wjsJ

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‘Magic Mike XXL’ Wants to Know: Do You Like That, Ladies?

newrepublic.com — "My god is a she," Channing Tatum's stripper-entrepreneur casually asserts midway through Magic Mike XXL, the frenzied sequel to 2012's sharply drawn tale of Florida's finest male dancer. The line gets a chuckle, but it's merely re-stating the obvious: This is a movie devoted to the sacred feminine.
Jul 01, 2015

"Magic Mike XXL" is a mindless fantasia of glistening abdomens and gyrating crotches. It's glorious. bit.ly/1KrjcOF

Jul 01, 2015

I promised myself I wouldn't use "female gaze" in my Magic Mike XXL review, but I succumbed. bit.ly/1KrjcOF pic.twitter.com/VX8FpbJYE5

Jul 01, 2015

The Magic Mike sequel is 100% pandering to women, and we're completely OK with that. A review from @estherbreger: newrepublic.com/article/122214…

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Condemned to Loneliness by the Supreme Court

newrepublic.com — As a supporter of marriage equality and as a single woman, I read the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges this morning induced a mix of emotions: joy, pride, and-unexpectedly-some deep, existential anxiety.
Jun 26, 2015

"It was hard to shake the suspicion that parts of Justice Kennedy’s opinion...were written with...my Jewish mother.” newrepublic.com/article/122184…

Jun 26, 2015

In which I selfishly, myopically, make today’s historic news all about ME bit.ly/1KguNjt

Jun 26, 2015

.@estherbreger throws cold water on the happy SCOTUS news: "We’re all going to die alone, married or not." newrepublic.com/article/122184…

Jun 26, 2015

RT @ChloeSchama: "It was hard to shake the suspicion that parts of Justice Kennedy’s opinion...were written with...my Jewish mother.” newrepublic.com/article/122184…

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Paid Leave This Week: It's Easy to Be a Working Mom, If You're Rich

newrepublic.com — Working mothers can stop feeling guilty. New research from Harvard Business School shows that daughters of working mothers tend to have more successful careers and make more money than those raised by stay-at-home moms. The financial realities of unpaid maternity leave: For the 40 percent of American women who take unpaid leave after giving birth, maternity leave means taking a huge financial hit.
Jun 26, 2015

The @WSJ has discovered the secret to having it all as a working mother! Hint: It's having a lot of money bit.ly/1TRwybw

Jun 26, 2015

RT @estherbreger: The @WSJ has discovered the secret to having it all as a working mother! Hint: It's having a lot of money bit.ly/1TRwybw

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Aug 28, 2015

VH1 cancelled season 2 of Hindsight because the world wasn't ready for a '90 time-travel BFF rom-com 😢 😢😢bit.ly/1IqECq7

Aug 28, 2015

"Vulgarity is an important aspect of the books." Elena Ferrante's publisher on the Neapolitan novels' kitschy covers slate.me/1IqtZDA

Aug 28, 2015

@tvoti the film version of this is My Best Friend's Wedding test audiences insisting Julia Roberts had to end up alone

Aug 28, 2015

oh look, it's another horrible story about working at Amazon while being a human being with family and disease bit.ly/1hJGIwj

Aug 26, 2015

Mr. Robot: the only protection is to delete yourself bit.ly/1EgvwB1

Aug 25, 2015

RT @AntDeRosa: Mr. Robot is the first to receive the widespread approval of its subject newrepublic.com/article/122599…

Aug 25, 2015

"I was like, this is wrong Poo Bear. And he was like, no, this is right. It's wrong-right." nytimes.com/interactive/20…

Aug 25, 2015

The dress code *actually* suggests riding in on a white horse


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