Magazine cover featuring six old white dude-itors prompts #WomenEdsWeLove

Port magazine cover saying "A New Golden Age" with photo of six white male editors

The new golden age of magazine publishing is pretty pale, male, and stale, according to this Port cover. Granted the magazine business is still pretty male-dominated and granted the British quarterly is a men’s magazine and granted who had even heard of it before this cover? Not me. But as others have noted, there are, in fact, quite a few women leading major magazines. (And, as Ruth Franklin points out, that’s not to mention the many female editors, writers, and fact-checkers to which the publications highlighted by Port owe their success.)

So in response, writer and editor Amy Wallace started the #WomenEditorsWeLove hashtag on Twitter yesterday. Check it out and add your favorites!

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2 Comments

  1. Posted June 13, 2013 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    lol. Speaking of homogeneity: Is it just me, or do the two on the right look like the exact fucking same guy?

  2. Posted June 17, 2013 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    Haha at Franzia Kafka’s comment :)

    What’s extremely disheartening is that men continue to take credit for some of the work that women have done. I was reading recently that Eli Whitney did not actually invent the cotton gin; he was just the first who was able to patent the idea from a young woman. It’s irritating that history is still so gendered. How else are we supposed to ensure that young boys and girls respect the contributions made by both genders?

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