Friday, March 07, 2008

Free Katha or Dahlia Or....

The wanker Pomfret could redeem himself by hiring Katha Pollitt or Dahlia Lithwick or any number of other women to write for their pages on a regular balance. It isn't mere tokenism to suggest more women should be hired when the columnist gender balance is so out of whack. Obviously there are systematic problems in large part due to the apparent tenure system for columnists which ensures that we will be subjected to Richard Cohen and David Broder as long as they live.

Someone who writes about issues from Pollitt's perspective is basically entirely missing from any prominent newspaper real estate, and Lithwick is an excellent writer who already works for the Washington Post borg (slate). Other possibilities exist, of course.