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02/27/2014 11:35 am ET Updated Feb 27, 2014

How To Write About Female Politicians Without Being A Sexist Sh*thead

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Over the weekend, New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan took the paper to task for its characterization of Wendy Davis on a recent Times magazine front cover. In case you missed it, the cover featured a close-up of Davis's face with the captions: "CAN WENDY DAVIS HAVE IT ALL?" and "A Texas-Size Tale of Ambition, Motherhood, and Political Mythmaking." It came on the heels of their bizarro Hillary Clinton cover just a few weeks before, which portrayed the former First Lady as a leering, fleshy Death Star dominating politics with her "gravitational pull."

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