Women's Wear Daily caught the internet's attention this morning with their indulgent trend piece on "dude-itors," those three magazine editors who use salutations such as "Hey, man." Check out the WWD piece by John Koblin if you want--Bon Appétit's Adam Rapoport, New York Times Magazine's Hugo Lindgren and Bloomberg Businessweek's Josh Tyrangiel make for entertaining caricatures of dapper yet neurotic media men--but you might just want to read the round-ups, pull-quotes and take-downs. Or skip straight ahead to Ann Friedman's feminized parody. "Might need to write a quick parody today…" Friedman tweeted today at lunchtime. About 15 minutes later, she'd posted her 800-word "Lady, Where's My Magazine."
This is the second such parody by Friedman, the executive editor of Good Magazine. Her first one, "Washington's Lady Journos Have Been Here All Along," mocks a March New York Times trend piece about a hungry young gang of male bloggers making moves in DC by highlighting a hungry young gang women bloggers making moves in DC. Friedman clearly doesn't like these male-centric trend pieces, and she's doing something about it.
"Rather than being hand-wringing like this sucks and rather than being constantly haranguing people about why they aren't adding women to their panels, why not about women who are doing good work," Friedman told The Atlantic Wire. "I think it's much stronger, in journalistic terms, to show don't tell."