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Maoism lives! Female reporter forced to recant description of other female reporter as “petite”

March 17, 2016

From my latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:

China 1969: Bully the offender until she confesses

Here is what Schultz (by her own account) wrote:

“Sarah Karp is a petite woman with a brown-bob hair cut and a smile that doesn’t end. But just try to stand in the way of Karp and a document, or a database, or a report or anything she may need for the story she is covering.”


So here’s what happened next, according to Schultz:

“I received one note telling me how Sarah’s award was diminished by the ‘sexism’ in my writing. I was then told that several people had complained to this editor and one even called my lede ‘disgusting.’


“…I took my question to the listserv of JAWS, Journalism and Women’s Symposium, a national group of women journalists and some of the finest wordsmiths I know.

“We had an excellent discussion in which I was called out for a very bad opener in the profile. Agreed. My apologies.”

Read the whole thing here.

Posted by Charlotte Allen

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