Tuesday, May 16, 2006

If you want to be depressed

Check out the male:female author ratio for national "general interest" magazines. The average ratio is 1,037:355 for the past 8 months.

Get the ratios, by issue of The Atlantic, Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair at WomenTK.com.

Supposedly women read more than men. And evolutionary psychologists are always going on how much more verbal females are (as opposed to male superiority in math) - so how do the gender essentialists explain this? It's always fun to watch them twist and turn to avoid explanations that come near "institutional discrimination."

by way of Ann Bartow