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).