Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New Yorker Parity Report - April 30, 2012

Well the Alison Bechdel article did not talk about the Bechdel Test and I was rather disappointed - I think more people have heard of her through that than through anything else. Anyway, the parity score is a crappy 18% this week (50% would be gender parity.)

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: -14%

April 30, 2012

Total writers: 22
male: 18
female: 4
gender parity score: 18%

Last week's score
Total writers: 22
male: 15
female: 7
gender parity score: 32%