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The Special Misogyny Reserved for Mothers

Jan 02, 2019 - The New York Times

I'm one of the lucky ones in radio. Nobody called my voice whiny (at least not that I heard). Nobody accused me of uptalk or vocal fry -- all the insults people tend to hurl at women in broadcasting. No editor told me my ideas were unrelatable. Sure, I had pieces killed, but my editors always explained the reason, and the reason made sense to me.

If you'd asked me back then if I was a feminist, I might've shrugged and said, ''I don't know.'' To be honest, I thought the word was a bit of an...