Posts Tagged Gender Gap

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

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

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!

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 ...

Chart of the Day: The gender gap in Silicon Valley

Just how stark is the gender gap in Silicon Valley? According to Obama’s former technology head honcho Catherine Bracy, reeeeeally bad. Women make just 49 cents for every dollar men make there. Via Mother Jones, here’s a chart that drives it home:

 

In 2010, 89 percent of California companies that got crucial seed funding were founded by men, while just 3 percent had all women founders. And the break down by race is laughable–the 1 percent of black founders doesn’t even show up in the pie. But, as we’ve learned, tech totally doesn’t have a race problem–it’s a meritocracy!

Just how stark is the gender gap in Silicon Valley? According to Obama’s former technology head honcho Catherine Bracy, reeeeeally bad. Women make just 49 cents for every dollar men make there. Via Mother Jones, ...

Chart of the Day: White men are 31% of the population but 58% of evening cable news guests

Media Matters has a series of depressing charts showing the (lack of) gender and racial diversity on cable news shows. They analyzed 13 evening cable news shows on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC during April, though I’d imagine this sad game could be played every month of the year.

The charts that show the combined effects of the gender and racial gap are particularly revealing. White men make up only 31 percent of the population, but they represented 62 percent of guests on CNN, 60 percent on Fox, and 54 percent on MSNBC. Consequently, as the chart below shows, white women and non-white men are underrepresented, and non-white women are super underrepresented.

It is possible to buck this trend. On Chris Hayes’ ...

Media Matters has a series of depressing charts showing the (lack of) gender and racial diversity on cable news shows. They analyzed 13 evening cable news shows on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC during April, ...

New Tumblr watch: 100 Percent Men

The 100 Percent Men Tumblr serves up a depressing sampling of “boys clubs” in areas of leadership, business, publishing, the arts, you name it. It’s a high-impact visual reminder of just how bro-tastic the world still is–and motivation to keep working to shake down the patriarchy all over the globe.

The 100 Percent Men Tumblr serves up a depressing sampling of “boys clubs” in areas of leadership, business, publishing, the arts, you name it. It’s a high-impact visual reminder of just how bro-tastic the world still is–and motivation to keep working ...

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Report: Women hold only 14.3 percent of executive positions at major companies

Today, Catalyst released their 2012 report detailing the gender gap in the leadership of the Fortune 500 companies. Here are some facts:

Women held 14.3 percent of executive officer positions. Women held 8.1 percent of top earner positions. Women held 16.6 percent of board seats. Women of color held just 3.3 percent of board seats. One-quarter of the companies had no women in executive officer positions. One-tenth of the companies had no women on their boards. Two-thirds of companies had no women of color on their boards.

And, as Bryce Covert notes, things have barely gotten any better in recent years: “2012 was the seventh consecutive year in which we haven’t seen any growth in board seats and the third year of stagnation in the C-suite.” ...

Today, Catalyst released their 2012 report detailing the gender gap in the leadership of the Fortune 500 companies. Here are some facts:

Women held 14.3 percent of executive officer positions. Women held 8.1 percent ...

Race and the gender gap: White women supported Romney by 56 to 42 percent

According to exit poll headlines, “women” helped carry Obama to victory. Indeed, women overall did favor the president over Romney by 55 percent to 44 percent. But women–who make up 53 percent of the electorate–compose a pretty large and diverse group. Slicing and dicing the data gives us a clearer picture of exactly which women carried Obama to victory. For example, as we already mentioned, single women broke for Obama by a huge margin–which made up for the fact that married women backed Romney by 7 points. (Hmm, yet another reason to get rid of the institution?)

So how’s the gender gap look when you break it down by race/ethnicity? Here’s a nice chart from David C. ...

According to exit poll headlines, “women” helped carry Obama to victory. Indeed, women overall did favor the president over Romney by 55 percent to 44 percent. But women–who make up 53 percent of the electorate–compose a ...

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