Indexing the Women

Friday, 01 Mar 2019

In my final year of college, as my master’s program and wedding approached, The New Yorker magazine came to me. It included a Bob Mankoff cartoon in which an affable lady editor sat at her desk across from a scruffy dude wearing a toga suggestive of Mesopotamia. A manuscript lay between them, and the caption read, “We feel that your female characters are somewhat underdeveloped.” The wedding took better than the graduate program. Years later, I have seven children but no illustrious career. However, I do have a side hustle: armed with my common ...

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