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The Gender of Media Creators Affects What We See

For Women’s History Month, “Ladydrawers” offers part two of our look at gender disparity in hiring practices across all media (see Mickey Zacchilli’s first strip here), an issue underscored by VIDA’s release of 2011 gender counts in literary publishing last month. What we start to see when we compare labor stats to content concerns is a direct relationship between who makes and edits our news, art and popular culture – and how women are portrayed in media.

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For Women’s History Month, “Ladydrawers” offers part two of our look at gender disparity in hiring practices across all media (see Mickey Zacchilli’s first strip here), an issue underscored by VIDA’s release of 2011 gender counts in literary publishing last month. What we start to see when we compare labor stats to content concerns is a direct relationship between who makes and edits our news, art and popular culture – and how women are portrayed in media.

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