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J.K. Trotter
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Senior Reporter, Special Projects

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Mar 27 2018
51

Craig Gurian, the executive director of the Anti-Discrimination Center in New York, offered a blunt (and perhaps obdurate) defense of New York City’s public accommodations law: “To the extent that there are workplaces or public accommodations that have inappropriate behavior, the solution is to fix those workplaces or Read more

Mar 26 2018
12

“Audrey Gelman, who co-founded The Wing with Lauren Kassan, conceived of it as a pit-stop for highly mobile women who were tired of changing outfits in the bathrooms of chain coffee shops and freeloading Wi-Fi from hotel lobbies.” Read more

Mar 26 2018
12

“One of them was issued in 2016, to a public pool in Brooklyn that had been running women-only swimming hours to allow observant Hasidic Jews to swim without violating religious prohibitions against mixed bathing. The New York Times brought the exemption to the public’s attention when the paper’s editorial board cri Read more

Mar 26 2018
34

This is probably the right answer. I love the idea of The Wing, but they couldn’t have not known of the laws that forced the door open at previously exclusive clubs wouldn’t have been applied to them as well. They should have had each location as being something independent like your chapters recommendation.

Mar 26 2018
27

When RBG was still practicing law (i.e. before she became a judge and then Supreme Court Justice), she made her reputation as a civil rights lawyer challenging gender discrimination. She started out by challenging discrimination against men, which allowed her to build up a solid body of case law in which old white men Read more

Mar 26 2018
45

While I agree that the ultimate goal here is for public spaces to be free from harassment that doesn’t mean that our current crop of women should be left out in the cold. The Wing offers a real benefit for women and gender minorities that public spaces very patently do not. Read more

Mar 26 2018
81

Yyeah, The Wing can also try doing what black people had to learn to do: say it’s open for all to avoid the idiotic “reverse discrimination” claims (or reverse sexism in this instance) and market your ass off to your target audience. Just use tons of pink, only feature women in your promos, and dudes will get the Read more

Mar 26 2018
23

I think, ultimately, there probably should be allowable “all women” spaces. I think the employment issue is more tricky, legally speaking - it should not be permissible to restrict employment based on gender or sex. Read more

Mar 26 2018
52

This piece does a good job of illustrating the cultural and historical differences between exclusive men’s clubs and the importance of having exclusive spaces for oppressed people. It will be interesting to see what happens.

Nov 17 2017
1

Right now it’s enormously popular to blame government for all the evils in our lives and every time anything comes up: Health care, taxes, infrastructure, education, whatever...the automatic response is, “Do you trust the government to make that decision for you?” It’s like the automatic response to any argument that Read more

Nov 3 2017
39

The firing of Paz de la Huerta from Boardwalk Empire after its 1st season for her supposed drinking and partying always felt off to me. Wondering if HW had anything to do with it (though I don’t see his name on Boardwalk). It wouldn’t surprise me as he really did seem to be the “fucking sheriff of this fucking lawless Read more

Nov 3 2017
40

“The Miramax official and another witness said that Mr. Goldman’s tape recorder slammed into the head of another guest.” Read more

Nov 3 2017
19

Damn that is one insanely cruel article. They didn’t have to admit Weinstein assaulted him, but why the fuck did they switch their roles completely?? Read more

Nov 3 2017
72

The differences between the two retellings is... telling.