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Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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  1. Comrade Kevin
    Comrade Kevin May 11, 2010 at 12:42 pm |

    There is clearly more to this story, and I’d like to see a broader picture before I state an opinion.

  2. Tasha Fierce
    Tasha Fierce May 11, 2010 at 12:48 pm |

    Kagan also has a really pathetic record of hiring women and people of color for tenured positions at HLS, I discuss it here if anyone is interested.

    Personally I think she’s the wrong pick, I would have liked to see someone with a less problematic stance on racial issues be the nominee. I’m glad some people on the left are discussing these shortcomings.

  3. victoria
    victoria May 11, 2010 at 2:23 pm |

    I was thinking of the recent posts here about Harvard Law School when I heard that Kagan was nominated. I’m glad for the background info, it’s helped wade through the newspeak about her nomination.

    @comrade kevin,
    Jill conveniently provided a hyperlink (on Diane’s name) to the guest post about experiences of overt racism at HLS and Kagan’s responses (or lack of), so between that previous post and the many comments following it, I’d say there’s quite a “broad picture” to opine about already on this blog.

  4. Roger
    Roger May 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm |

    I understand the free speech perspective in refusing to make them apologize (I assume that’s what that means–why would she apologize for someone else’s skit?). That being said, a sure sign of a wanna-be “moderate” is skittishly hiding behind the First Amendment in the face of deplorable conduct. Don’t want to sanction them? Fine. But for crying out loud, have the moral courage to condemn the skit as vile and wildly inappropriate!

    Don’t just toss up your hands and say, “sorry, free speech”; have a little “free speech” of your own!

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