Monday, March 05, 2012

New Yorker Parity Report - March 12, 2012

Wow, the parity rate drops to 8% this week - two female by-lines out of 23. One of the bylines is my Facebook friend Dahlia Lithwick, the other is a poet, Maxine Kumin. It's almost as bad as a Republican panel on health insurance and birth control.

The New Yorker Parity Report

A regular report on the gender parity - or lack thereof - of the current issue of The New Yorker based on table of contents by-lines
Includes fiction, non-fiction, poems. Does not include illustrations.

A score of 50% means that half of all writers in the issue are female.
A score of greater than 50% would mean more female than male writers. This never happens.

Parity change from previous week: -19%

March 12, 2012

Total writers: 23
male: 21
female: 2
gender parity score: 8%

Last week's score
Total writers: 22
male: 16
female: 6
gender parity score: 27%