She said: Facebook, Nazis and high school dropouts

Here’s a look at what women are writing about around the Web.

Jillian C. York, writing for Slate’s XX Factor, doesn’t necessarily agree with women’s groups that forced Facebook to agree to start policing hate speak aimed at women. Amanda Marcotte applauded the move, which brings the social media giant’s policies regarding sexism in line with its stance toward racism.

Helen Epstein, on The New Yorker’s Page Turner blog, revisits former Nazi Melita Maschmann’s memoir, “Fazit,” 50 years after its publication. Epstein tracked down a Jewish childhood friend to whom Maschmann reached out and tried to explain why she joined Hitler Youth.

Esther Cepeda, explains on The Washington Post’s opinion page why parental involvement is crucial to overcoming shortcomings and gaps for Hispanic students in some educational systems.


Vanessa Williams is a deputy national editor at The Post and edits the She The People blog. She has covered and edited local and national politics for the paper. Contact her at
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Vanessa Williams · May 30, 2013