Lynn Sherr

Lynn Sherr is an award-winning journalist and has been covering politics and women’s issues for more than 40 years, mostly at ABC News, where she was a correspondent for World News Tonight and 20/20. Her best-selling books include Swim: Why We Love the Water; Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space and Failure is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words. Sherr currently freelances on a variety of platforms, and can be found on Twitter: @LynnSherr.

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As a result, an entire generation now exists who have been exposed — figuratively — to presidential genitalia. This is not normal. Views
Friday, December 01, 2017
Not All Men Are Pigs: But the Ones Who Are, Are Swine.
One splendid July day five years ago, during the last presidential campaign when the bar of civility rested comfortably above the waist, I traveled to New Hampshire to interview Republican candidate Mitt Romney for a magazine piece. Before my sit-down with the governor and his wife, there was a...
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Saturday, September 23, 2017
‘Battle of the Sexes’ Then — and Now
Midway through Bobby Riggs’ cocky telephone pitch to Billie Jean King in 1973 — a nationally televised tennis match with a $100,000 prize between her, the top-ranked female player, and himself, the fading superstar — Riggs brands the event. “Male chauvinist pig versus hairy-legged feminist,” he...
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"If only someone running our government read history.  Or even read," writes Lynn Sherr. Views
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Collaboration: Be Careful Who You Work With
At a time when precise language has gone missing from the White House, how best to describe those loyal Republicans still dancing with the guy who brung them? You know, Jewish-Americans like economics guru Gary Cohn, who was reportedly “disgusted” with Trump’s smarmy apology for neo-Nazism and...
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Monday, March 20, 2017
Memo to the Media: How Not to Cover the President
Dear esteemed colleagues, former colleagues and other members of the responsible media I’ve never met: I am not being sarcastic. Honest. I respect your work and I know that you — we — are the only thing that has ever stood between a robust democracy and the hydra-headed evils of corruption, greed,...
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Wednesday, March 08, 2017
The 1970 Women’s Strike: A Bit of History
Time was, you didn’t need a strike to create “A Day Without a Woman.” That’s just how things were. If you walked into any voting booth on Election Day, or watched any Supreme Court hearing, or tuned in at dinnertime to any television newscast, or found yourself on a rocket ship headed for the Moon...
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