Ginia Bellafante

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Ginia Bellafante
Born 1965
United States
Occupation Writer, critic
Subject Fashion

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


Some of Bellafante's writing has been criticized for its treatment of gender issues. Her 1998 Time cover story "Is Feminism Dead?" was critiqued by Erica Jong, who said, "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 review in The New York Times of the television series Game of Thrones was 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 lives in New York City with her husband and their 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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