My Ross Douthat iPad Filter App Will Save Journalism | Bleader

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Ross Douthat iPad Filter App Will Save Journalism

Posted By on 02.02.10 at 12:35 PM

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

If you're a young woman who's ill-informed about sex, you risk getting cancer (via Mac McClelland):

But a significant number of young women still do not understand the importance of cervical cancer screening, according to a national survey released in mid-January by the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, a national organization of gynecologic oncologists based in Chicago. In fact, young women feel they know more about the hottest new music than they do about reproductive health. Past studies have shown similar results.

If you're a young man who's ill-informed about sex, you risk getting a job writing for the New York Times:

As someone who claims abortion is life-taking, you would think that Douthat wouldn’t write off this uptick as meaningless, as he does—-a 3% rise in teenage pregnancy means many thousands more abortions. If he actually thought that was baby-killing, he’d be demanding comprehensive sex education in every school and condoms in every bathroom. But if he was motivated by hostility towards sex and women’s liberation, he’d write this incoherent piece trying to defend a system that’s raised the percentage of teenage girls who get pregnant every year by 3%.

Doghouse Riley has more.

Update: Smart take from the Frontal Cortex.

Tags: , , , , ,


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Whet Moser

  • —30—

    A farewell, and some favorite pieces from the Reader.
    • Jan 14, 2011
  • The Very Political Life of Bill Daley

    Bill Daley: lifetime centrist
    • Jan 14, 2011
  • The Hidden Hands

    The Hidden Hands

    In every successful campaign—and every dud—pros are masterminding and organizing from offstage. Meet the people behind six mayoral candidates.
    • Jan 13, 2011
  • More »

Agenda Teaser

Galleries & Museums
New Paradigms: #BlackGirlMagic Art Institute of Chicago
October 22
Lit & Lectures
October 22

Tabbed Event Search

The Bleader Archive

Popular Stories