sayin

Jessica and I spent the entire month of November ’05 investigative-journalisming the alleged exploitation of workers/women at Suicide Girls dot com–interviewing models, lawyers, professors, owners, defendants; racking up BANUTZ phone bills and alienating practically everyone else in our lives because of our single-minded focus on an issue about which we both cared very deeply. As such, we were pretty fucking proud of the final piece published in Spin‘s February issue, assigned to us by former EIC Sia Michel at the behest of former editor Caryn Ganz; it was a full six pages of reportage and possibly the most serious, objective, feminist piece of newsjournalism either of us had ever produced, for what was then America’s only mainstream rock magazine edited by a woman (Spin‘s then-sister publication, Vibe, was one of two mainstream music mags edited by women [I want to count XLR8R as mainstream and make it a tirumvirate, but their circulation is like 1/16th the circulation of Spin).
The revamped Spin introduced a new feature today, and “each month she will be lending Spin readers a helping hand with the stickiest of problems.”

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9 Responses to sayin

  1. dr. hason says:

    I love how they refer to her as “curvy” which must be on a scale of nicole ritchey (stick) to paris hilton (thick).

  2. sean t.t. nelson says:

    i think i speak for everyone here when i say, “dag.”

  3. i think i speak for everyone here when i say, “dag.”

  4. BD says:

    SG is largely hated in my circles as they require photographers to give up copyrights to their photos and work for little to no pay. Unfortunately there are enough guys with cameras who want so badly to be around naked girls that SG gets all the pictures it needs.
    I can’t wait to read your article.

  5. Cortney says:

    a. if she’s curvy, then my size two ass must be zaftig to those people.
    b. i really wanted to write for spin, for a really long time. but now…ugh. too bad. it was moving in a great direction before the sale.

  6. lucy says:

    i would really, really love to read that article. am i sol or is it somewhere on the web where i can see it? i would most appreciate it!

  7. lucy says:

    i would really, really love to read that article. am i sol or is it somewhere on the web where i can see it? i would most appreciate it!

  8. yeah i want to read julianne’s article. dont give up the fight.

  9. josh says:

    is this the article as it appeared in Spin? i can’t be bothered to sacrifice my eye stalks or, honestly, any more of my 30-something discretionary time to foraging around on fucking spin.com looking for it
    http://citypages.com/databank/26/1298/article13786.asp

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