December 12 2013

Huff Po's Twenty-Five "Best Moments" for Women in 2013

Charlotte Hays

The Huffington Post has selected “the 25 best moments for women in 2013.”

Here are some highlights:

Beyonce Was Featured on the Cover of Ms. Magazine

More Celebrities Are Unafraid to Claim the Feminist Label

Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

Pentagon Lifts Its Ban on Women in Combat

Lady Gaga Takes a Stand against Photoshopped Magazine Covers

Janet Yellen Is Poised to Become First Female Fed Chair  

Indian Men Put on Skirts to Support Indian Women

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Subverts Traditional Romantic Gender Roles

Laverne Cox Becomes the First Trans Woman of Color to Play a Trans Woman of Color on TV

God help us.

The only genuinely heroic woman on the entire list is Malala Yousafzai, the sixteen-year-old Pakistani woman who was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban because of her advocacy for education for women. Huffington Post doesn’t even mention the Taliban ( would that be culturally insensitive?), focusing instead on Malala’s new book and her being a runner up for a Nobel Prize. It notes that she recently “chatted it up with Jon Stewart.” Now, this is what I call getting your priorities straight, Huff Po.

If Janet Yellen has any thoughts about economics, well, forget it—only her sex matters.  

And they say Republicans are waging a war on women!

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