check the 2-14 New Yorker

“The baby-versus-work life questions keep the writer up at night. She has observed that women, at least in comedy, are labeled “crazy” after a certain age. The writer has the suspicion that the definition of “crazy” in show business is a woman who keeps talking even after no one wants to fuck her anymore. The fastest remedy for this “women are crazy” situation is for more women to become producers and hire diverse women of various ages. That is why the writer feels obligated to stay in the business, and that is why she can’t possibly take time off for a second baby, unless she does, in which case that is nobody’s business.”

H/T to Change the Ratio for pointing it out, reminding me to dip into my Kindle sub to see Tina Fey’s awesome essay “Confessions of a Juggler” in the current issue. There’s also a frightening story about Scientology and a snoozefest of a piece by Malcolm Gladwell about school rankings (hey they can’t all be interesting).

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  • KG

    Ouch. That’s harsh. Faster and better remedy — stay in the business, hire women of various ages, and encourage motherhood with whoever and whenever. Thus, prompting more adjustments in the workplace to accommodate the facts of life.

  • col

    Kris, i read the middlemarch piece on the plane. wow. it made me think of you, of us. our psychic connection. my people, my tribe. sooo good.

  • col

    not yet!! i will def. get to it, tho. our fave!!

  • kristina

    What? No mention of the Middlemarch/George Eliot piece…?

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