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What you get when you type ‘women’ into Harpers

Kaaron Warren proclaimed the virtues of Harper’s magazine on her blog (& mine), so I went to the Harpers website & found a search engine where you can interrogate the magazine from 1984 to 2009.

The site is kinda utilitarian, so there I am with a blank search engine all the way back to 1984 & no particular idea what to search for. I mean, what’s Harper’s good at, right? So I fell back on my feminist learnings & typed the first word that came into my head: women.

The first finding that came back was:

10/84Percentage of American women who think they would do “better than average” in a fistfight: 27

And if this is the kind of question Harpers is asking, I surely need a subscription!