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Where did you get this information? Sexism in sports media July 6th 2016

A great article by Julie DiCaro on the Women’s Media Center website:

“Being considered ‘less’ than my colleagues solely because of my gender – I’ve even had my credibility questioned when reporting easily verifiable information, like the World Series schedule or a starting lineup.

“When it comes to sports media, women, already viewed as ‘outsiders’ by men who resent our influx into history, must insist on working in roles where our thoughts, analysis, and reporting are as valued as our looks.”

Why are men quoted more than women in news coverage of reproductive issues? June 20th 2016

Last time I checked, men weren’t able to give birth. So why are they considered experts on the subject of women’s reproductive health, access and freedom to choose? Research by the Women’s Media Center found that “Not a single media outlet has more than half of its quotes in articles about reproductive issues from women.” That’s wrong and obviously needs to be rectified.

Read the press release and full research report.

Bylines by gender in coverage of reproductive issues

Elephant in the room: new study reveals rampant sexism in Silicon Valley June 6th 2016

After interviewing more than 200 women with at least 10 years of experience in the industry, co-author Trae Vassallo said, “Each women I talked to had some set of stories they wanted to share.” Embarrassing, shameful and truly appalling that what is supposed to be the epicentre of innovation and creative change subjects women to sexual harassment, discrimination and exclusion. 60% of women working in or around Silicon Valley have experienced sexual harassment at some point in their career.

>>> Elephant in the Valley

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