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From the NY Times: Remarkable Women We Overlooked in Our Obituaries

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"Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been dominated by white men. Now, we’re adding the stories of remarkable women."
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/overlooked.html

The list is quite varied and interesting, from Chinese revolution Qiu Jin (who I mentioned in a different thread) to Margaret Abbott (first American female Olympic athlete).

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It is an interesting list. I was also found it interesting that the NYT was against allowing women to vote, during the women's suffrage movement. Perhaps those things are connected.

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56 minutes ago, vipa said:

It is an interesting list. I was also found it interesting that the NYT was against allowing women to vote, during the women's suffrage movement. Perhaps those things are connected.

Sad, but not too surprising. Major newspapers and journals tend to be more a part of the 'system' than representatives of the opposition. Any decent paper might feature opposing viewpoints in editorials, but they still reinforced the dominant culture at every opportunity.

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It is interesting to browse through, although in some of these cases, particularly those where fame came posthumously, it's hard to say they were "overlooked" because of their sex. Nice that this is planned as an ongoing series.

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On 3/17/2018 at 8:37 PM, pherank said:

Sad, but not too surprising. Major newspapers and journals tend to be more a part of the 'system' than representatives of the opposition. Any decent paper might feature opposing viewpoints in editorials, but they still reinforced the dominant culture at every opportunity.

True.  In fairness to the Times, it was for women's suffrage before it was against it, although by 1912 it was firmly against.  

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