Ginia Bellafante

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Ginia Bellafante (born March 31, 1965) is an American writer and critic for the New York Times.[1] She has worked for The New Times[disambiguation needed] for over ten years, starting as a fashion critic then spending the next five years reviewing TV programs.[2] In 2011, she began writing for Big City, a column which covers a number of different topics.[2] She has also written for Time magazine.[3][4]

Her writing has been criticized for its superficial treatment of gender issues: Her 1998 Time cover story "Is Feminism Dead?" was critiqued by Erica Jong. According to Jong, "Time '​s idiotic cover story on feminism is, in short, a symptom of what's wrong, not an analysis".[5] described it as "poorly thought-out".[4] Her 2011 New York Times review of the TV series Game of Thrones was widely criticized as sexist for suggesting that only sexual content might motivate women to watch a complex fantasy story.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12]


Bellafante currently lives in New York City with her husband, and together they have a son.[2]


  1. ^ "Times Topics: Ginia Bellafante". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c X, Elizabeth. "Ginia Bellafante". Unbored. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Bellafante, Ginia (29 June 1998). "Feminism: It's All About Me!". Time. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Brown, Janelle (25 June 1998). "Is Time brain-dead?". Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Jong, Erica (12 July 1998). "Ally McBeal and Time Magazine Can't Keep the Good Women Down". The New York Observer. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  6. ^ Teitelbaum, Ilana (16 April 2011). "Dear New York Times: A Game of Thrones Is Not Just for Boys". Huffington Post. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Griner, David (15 April 2011). "'Times' irks geek girls with 'Thrones' review". Adweek. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  8. ^ Ratcliffe, Amy (15 April 2011). "A Response to the NY Times Game of Thrones Review". Tor Books. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  9. ^ Seitz, Matt Zoller (16 April 2011). "Slate, New York Times to fantasy buffs: Grow up". Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  10. ^ Barnett, David (18 April 2011). "Game of Thrones: Girls want to play, too". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  11. ^ Bellafante, Ginia (19 April 2011). "Pull Up a Throne and Let’s Talk". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  12. ^ Rosenberg, Alyssa (10 May 2011). "Why Women Love Fantasy Literature". The Atlantic. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 

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