Friday, April 6, 2012

Gender Bias in literature podcast

This link will take you to a podcast by  ABC Radio National

When you open the book review pages in the newspapers, take a closer look at the names of the authors and the names of the reviewers. How many are men and how many are women? A feminist arts organization in the US called VIDA has tallied the numbers in prestigious literary review pages including the New York Times, the Times Literary Supplementand The New Yorker and found that men dominate. This is no one-off anomaly. VIDA tallied the numbers last year and the results were much the same. Why is this so? And what's the situation in Australia?

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