Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
Aug 13, 2013 — Also: Thomas Pynchon's "Bugs Bunny" teeth; N.Y. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's book deal; and The New York Review of Books' lady problem.
Jul 23, 2013 — My recent column on the use of words like "perky," "girlie" and "hottest" in referring to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand sparked thoughtful responses on how to write about women leaders. There were a couple of clubbings, too. The "Rule of Reversibility" might be a good place to start.
Jul 9, 2013 — Reporter Ailsa Chang was accused of sexism when she described Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand as "perky" and speaking in a "girlie" voice. But what if the senator's supporters say the same, while admiring her forceful will in confronting the Pentagon? Are we undercutting women political leaders, or treating them differently from men? Is this a "Legally Blonde" moment?
Jan 13, 2011 — President Obama had just left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' hospital room when the wounded congresswoman from Arizona briefly opened her eyes. For New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who was still in the room, it was an "an extraordinary moment."