Generally speaking, as I was researching for the 2013 nominations for the most attractive female journalist I noticed that the there is an inverse relationship between attractiveness and how much gender and feminism figures in her writing. To put it another way, the more unattractive a female journalist is the more she has written about gender issues and the more likely she will see sexism and misogyny. Consider the example of Amanda Hess of Slate.com versus Emily Bazelon, also of Slate.com and married. Whereas Amanda Hess (the conventionally unattractive one) writes almost exclusively about gender (about 70 to 80%,) Emily Bazelon writes about a range of topics including jurisprudence, bullying, money, technology, and yes, gender too.
I don’t think it’s difficult to speculate why this inverse relationship can sometimes be true. Uglier women have a harder time in the world. Consider the case of our other nominees: Amy Chozick, rarely does she write about gender. Annie Lowry (recently married to Ezra Klein) writes primarily about money and politics and local issues (and gender too sometimes.)