NYT Op Ed
Anyway, I just finished up a double header, letters piece for Thursday and Op-Ed for today. The deadlines are always fast but the letters piece came in at 11 am, needed roughs by noon, final by five, no problem. Leanne is great to work for as have been all her predeccesors, always open and encouraging to the best ideas. The editors are sometimes finicky as was the case with this multiple births letters piece. My frst round of roughs had the obvious pregnant women with double fetuses, or rather more like full term babies. I kind of had a feeling that they may take issue with fetuses as we have all become so used to seeing the anti choice people flinging the image around in various forms, no need to mention more. And as I was doing the roughs I recalled a piece I did for Steven Guarnaccia back in 04 where I had a naked Barbie doll who incidentally had nipples. If I remember correctly it was an article about objectifying women and how with plastic surgery some women end up looking the same, and how that is sometimes the intent, smooth skin, blonde hair, big breast etc. Not all women of course just a particular demographic. Anyway the nipples had to go and not only that but I had to clothe the doll, crazy right? So the "naked" pregnant women with fetuses had to go.