Oh come ON.

The estimable VIDA offers some shaming stats on the number of women who review at, and whose books are reviewed by, the major magazines.  Meghan O’Rourke picks the story up at Slate; good comments in both places.

NPR reports on the lack of women contributing to Wikipedia.  (87% male contributors.)

The OpEd Project counts the percentages of oped pieces by men and women in major news outlets.  Guess how that works out.

HuffPost asks:  where are all the women in film?

Seriously, come ON.  To all the folks who pick up their New York Review of Books and don’t notice the bylines–or who notice and say in a thoughtful, beard-strokey manner, “But women just don’t compete the way men do,” or “But this magazine has mostly male readers, so of course they want male writers”: COME ON. Seriously.

Behold: this is what systemic bias looks like.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s