Breaking: ‘Times’ Trend Piece Focuses Mainly on White, Middle-Class Women

The only thing more fun than reading a puffy trend piece in the Times is reading another venerable outlet tearing that trend piece apart. The ivy-covered Columbia Journalism Review has, not unsurprisingly, set its sights on the Times’ Tuesday spinsters exposé, which claimed that more than 51 percent of U.S. women are now living alone, without a husband. Details CJR duly spanks: (1) The figures on the prevalence of singletons are correct — if you count anyone over 15 as a woman; (2) the “exuberant” article completely ignores the fact that a large number of single mothers are not celebrating their choice but rather were forced into poverty by not having a spouse; and (3) the lack of racial diversity in the article is preposterous for a paper that just ran “groundbreaking series on both race and class.” Here at Daily Intel, of course, we would never display such myopia.

To NYT and CBS, All Women Look Like Carrie and Angie [CJR Daily]
Earlier: More U.S. Women Are Single Than Married: Discuss

Breaking: ‘Times’ Trend Piece Focuses Mainly on White, Middle-Class Women