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Amy Wallace explains Life as a Female Journalist in the saddest/most realistic of terms in the New York Times: Hot or Not? “I wrote a cover story for Wired magazine about the anti-vaccine movement and profiled Paul Offit, a leading proponent of vaccines for children. Dr. Offit is a man. I am a woman. That was sufficient grounds for things to get ugly,” she explains. Zara Kessler at Bloomberg News tweeted from the article: "These women find their bodies — not their intellects — under attack." Casey Johnston at Ars Technica wrote, “Be a female journalist, get your own special blend of commenter vitriol, intimidation, and dismissal.” Katey Rich from Vanity Fair said, “Reminds me of a reader email I got years ago: ‘Grow some tits or shut the fuck up.’” Katherine Goldstein at Slate said, “Glad the topic of hostility towards women on the Internet is getting more ink.” Freelancer Robin Henig called it an “Impt NYT op-ed by @msamywallace on harassment of female journos by activist orgs, incl crude photoshop of @amy_harmon.”

For more on women in media, turn to Jodi Kantor’s piece (also in the New York Times) where she explains: Debate on Photo Retouching Flares Online, With Roles Reversed. Peter Lattman there said, “The dustup b/n @Vogue and @Jezebel over @LenaDunham's photos had an unexpected outcome.” David Friend at Vanity Fair wrote, “You tell 'em, Lena Dunham fans.” Joanna Coles at Cosmopolitan called it a “Thoughtful piece on retouching @lenadunham.”

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