Sunday, June 13, 2010

More Gender Bias? 85% of Op-Eds Written by Men

The Problem: "Women are far from achieving parity on the editorial pages of America: Between 80 and 90 percent of a newspaper's opinion essays—often called "op-eds"—are written by men."

The Solution: "Since women currently do not submit op-eds with anywhere near the frequency that men do, we target and train women experts in all fields to write for the op-ed pages of major print and online forums of public discourse. The mission of the OpEd Project at Stanford University is to bring about a sea change in our national conversation, which is currently overwhelmingly dominated (85%) by men."

7 Comments:

At 6/13/2010 8:26 PM, Blogger juandos said...

Hmmm, Friedman, Rich and Krugman of the New York Times and Cohen, Dionne, and Robinson of the Washington Post all come off sounding like excessively whiny ovulators...

Aren't these enough?

 
At 6/13/2010 8:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The campaign to disenfranchise men continues, unrelenting & un-selfaware. Already, the mass of the US elite is wall-to-wall feminist, drowning critical talk in a sea of pinched estrogen. Fathers are silenced, boys, effeminized and streamed out of the literacy classes, certainly excluded from higher education.
House buyers no longer exist; now we all go on a House-shopping Expedition, à la the television show. Why, you can't sell a modest home these days, without making it look like your teen daughter's hideaway.
The monotony of the same-chromosoned set is unrelieved. See the current issue of NY Review of Books. There, an all-out attack happens on Charles Dickens because, oh horror, he tired of his wife and wished to be free of her. Now the gals are jealous of Dickens. The world is drowning in speciousness, spite, and envy hormones.

 
At 6/13/2010 11:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh wonderful - I've already seen affirmative action in place on the funny pages for years.

juandos - nice comment. ;-)

What they're really after is not more women's voices in op-eds, but more LIBERAL women's voices in op-eds.

Looking at the sponsors and their agenda, it appears Condi Rice, Sarah Palin, Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina need not apply.

 
At 6/14/2010 2:20 PM, Blogger Jody Wilson said...

Let's just cut to the chase, shall we? How about we castrate every man, or give every woman testosterone injections so that everybody will think, behave and live in exactly the same way? Every single gender statistic we can imagine would then be exactly 50-50 (which is apparently the goal here) and then I would never have to hear one more agonizing lament about gender inequality in some obscure corner of life like Op-Ed writers. Best of all, the people who squander research money by looking for gender differences under every rock would be forced to find real jobs.

Not that I'm fed up or anything...

 
At 6/14/2010 3:34 PM, Blogger Mark J. Perry said...

Awesome comment, Jody!

 
At 6/14/2010 9:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know it's not april 1st so this is not an april fools joke but it sure looks like one!

 
At 6/17/2010 6:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is only a matter of time...

In not to many years the Japanese will have perfected the supermodel female robot which only does what the owners say.

The Chicoms will ripoff the design and start making them for $4995.

Sales will exceed the ipod+ipad overnight.

Male universal happiness and contentment will be achieved.

The human race will become voluntarily extinct within 100 years rather than having to return original women and listen to them complain night & day about men.

 

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