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VIDA releases report on gender representation in children’s literature

Tweet VIDA, the organization that brings us pie charts showing the gender gap in literary bylines, recently released an assessment of gender representation in children’s literature. Tweet
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Chart of the Day: Women write about family and gender, men cover literally everything else

TweetWhen we talk about gender imbalance in the media, it’s not just about women being generally underrepresented compared to men–it’s also about what topics they’re covering. Are women’s voices present in the media conversations around the full range of important issue areas of the day, or are they still siloed into certain traditionally feminine spheres? [...]
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Chart of the Day: There’s even a gender wage gap in babysitting

TweetI honestly can’t decide what pisses me off more–the fact that less than 3 percent of babysitters are men or that the few who are earn more than their female counterparts. Via The Atlantic: As the Priceonomics blog, which compiled the data, points out, it’s pretty amazing that male babysitters out-earn women considering how much cultural bias there is against [...]
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Investors more likely to give to men over women who are pitching the exact same idea

TweetWell, this is depressing. ThinkProgress flags a new study that shows just how much the gender of the person doing the pitching affects what business proposals are invested in. Researchers from Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Wharton School examined three entrepreneurial pitch competitions along with two controlled experiments. “[W]e find that investors prefer entrepreneurial pitches presented [...]
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What do the numbers say? VIDA’s annual count of the gender gap in publishing

Tweet In 2011, one of my classmates from Sarah Lawrence penned an open letter to The New Yorker, blasting them for their then abysmal record of publishing women’s voices. She shared her letter on our closed email listserv and received curious pushback from some of my male classmates. When I say curious pushback, it was more [...]
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