The New York Times’ sexist, insulting article about “Mom Hair”

by Joey deVilla on June 21, 2016

Last year, the New York Times seemed to be in love with the “Dad Bod”, the “softly round”, slight out-of-shape physique that men get when they settle down and have kids:

nyt of dad bod

They’re not as generous with “Mom Hair”, which is also a byproduct of settling down and bearing kids:

nyt on mom hair

I think New York magazine hit the nail on the head with this observation in an article titled New Moms Personally Offend New York Times by Getting Unflattering Haircuts:

They may not have any mandated parental leave, and they’re probably not sleeping more than a few hours a night, but that shouldn’t get in the way of them thinking about their perfect post-partum hairstyle.

What shall we call what the New York Times did? Momsplaining? Momshaming? Or just plain stupid, bad, and lazy writing?

I’ll close with this tweet by Heather Havrilesky:

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