VIDA – Women in Literary Arts

I’m not sure what kind of an outfit VIDA is, but they had an article in the NYTimes that revealed book reviews by men greatly outnumber those by women. New York Review of Books, 212 to 52, Atlantic, 14 to 3, Harper’s, 24 to 10.  Their goal is to point out the gender bias and hopefully reduce it. There has been some improvement recently: The New York Times Book Review, 2012 400 to 327, 2013 412 to 393. And the Paris Review, 2012 70 to18, 2013 47 to 48!

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