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Why So Few Female Bylines In Magazines?

Interesting piece by Elissa Strauss, who followed up an initial post on "gender disparity in magazine publishing" with emails asking editors at intellectual heavy-hitter pubs -- including The New Yorker -- why the percentage of female bylines was low in 2010.

"I don't believe any one editor or institution is sexist, and I was not trying to put them on the defensive," she writes. "Instead, I believe the disparity is mostly a result of the somewhat invisible web of social and cultural gender constructs that continue to hold women back despite the fact that, generally speaking, the law and most people are on our side..."

Strauss received some thoughtful responses -- all printed in full -- from editors mostly aware of the issue.



Read the whole story at Jewish Daily Forward/The Sisterhood »

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