Thursday, September 01, 2016
Women's lives matter and proper attention must be paid when women die.
Let the public media record show that on September 1, 2016, the national print edition of the New York Times ran only two full, lengthy obituaries.
Both were about notable women: Joy Browne, a psychologist and TV personality, and Vera Caslavska, a Soviet era gymnast.
The Times also used large photos of Browne and Caslavska, with an additional smaller one for the Russian. Yes, show us their faces in black-and-white on newsprint.
It's 2016 and there should be more days when the Times and other publications' obits sections are commonly only about women.