In the Guardian, Laura Barton takes issue with Prospect Magazine‘s list of Britain’s Top 100 public intellectuals, noting that only twelve women — including A.S. Byatt, Lisa Jardine, and Jeanette Winterson — make the cut. Barton compiles her own list of 101 deserving women. (Were she not lounging about in Prague, Emma would be glad to know that Margaret Drabble is on Barton’s list. A.L. Kennedy, Ali Smith, Zadie Smith, and Azar Nafisi are also included.)
Meanwhile, the lovely Elizabeth Merrick posts another open letter to New Yorker editor David Remnick, arguing that the low rate of female staff writers at the magazine bespeaks “an active, ongoing policy of excluding the opinions of women who are your equals.” Clarence Thomas comparisons are made.
Ever heard Laurie Anderson’s “Beautiful Red Dress“?