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New York Times Crossword Puzzle Slammed as ‘Sexist,’ ‘Offensive’

Posted on 29 June 2016

Just when you think you've seen it all, along comes a crossword puzzle in Tuesday's edition of the New York Times, which had the clue to 31D as a “decidedly non-feminist women’s group” and the answer was the word “harem.”

According to an article by Sarah Fisher on the Truth Revolt website, even the Times' puzzle “isn't safe from charges of sexism." “That little joke has some people outraged. People on Twitter denounced the clue as 'hateful,' 'clueless' and somehow dismissive of victims of sex slavery.”