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Katha Pollitt is an American feminist writer. She is best-known for her column “Subject to Debate” in “The Nation” magazine, but has also published in numerous other periodicals, including “The New Yorker”, “Harper’s Magazine”, “Ms.” magazine and “The New York Times”. She published “Reasonable Creatures: Essays on Women and Feminism” that appeared in “The Nation” and in other journals. Most of her Nation essays from 1994 to 2001 were collected in “Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics and Culture”. Her more controversial writings include “Not Just Bad Sex”, a negative review of Katie Roiphe’s “The Morning After: Sex, Fear and Feminism on Campus”, and “Put Out No Flags”.
Before becoming a regular columnist for “The Nation”, Pollitt edited its Books & the Arts section, and won a National Book Critics Circle Award for a volume of her poetry, “Antarctic Traveller”.