Where Are the Women?

Thanks for the suggestion, Nicole.

20130910-103241.jpgThe 4th Estate Project’s study of 2012 election-year coverage found that major U.S. newspapers and TV news programs featured up to seven times as many quotes from men as women. Men’s voices were dominant even in stories on abortion, birth control, Planned Parenthood, and women’s rights.

The 2013 Status of Women in the U.S. Media report, produced by the Women’s Media Center, had similar findings, noting that men were “far more likely to be quoted than women in newspapers, television and public radio.”

Yes. Public radio. Even NPR leaves women out of the conversation.The truly sad part is that none of this comes as a surprise. –via Where Are the Women?.

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