Wednesday, April 23, 2014

book reviews are usually written by....men

The story in the NYT, now a tad old in blogsphere terms, starts:

Reading a book review in a well-known periodical? Chances are, the byline belongs to a man.

In its annual count of male and female bylines in book reviews, magazines and literary journals, VIDA, a women’s literary organization, revealed that in 2013, the publications still largely favored men over women.

More: 

At The New York Review of Books, there were 212 male book reviewers and 52 female; at The Atlantic, there were 14 male book reviewers and three female; at Harper’s, there were 24 male book reviewers and 10 female.

 

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/2014/04/book-reviews-are-usually-written-bymen.html

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