Behind (way behind) the times

In a little bit of magazine news,'s Broadsheet points out that Time magazine's annual "Person of the Year" coverstory hasn't featured a standalone female pick since 1986(!!!). They go on to suggest options ranging from Lady GaGa to Hillary Clinton, but I'm still reeling from the whole "1986" thing.

[Note: For serious, Time: you picked Ted Turner and Jeff Bezos. Why not J.K. Rowling?]
Posted by: Julianka


22 Dec, 2009 10:35 PM @ version 0

That's sort of worse than the Publisher's Weekly flap. Appalling. But then TIME is rather conservative so I'm almost not surprised.

23 Dec, 2009 06:38 PM @ version 0

I know... but it's still totally depressing. Particularly on a year with SO MANY excellent female canidates!

24 Dec, 2009 01:58 AM @ version 0

I actually even would have been okay with them picking Stephenie Meyer--I'm obviously not a fan of her work, but there's no denying that she's been tremendously influential.

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