Word of Mouth
10:33 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Are Op-Ed Pages Sexist?

With some notable exceptions of course, when you’re the local newspapers op-ed page, you’re liable to see a deliberate balance of material from both sides of the political aisle.  What you won’t see apparently, is a representative proportion of writers by gender… except for a few female dominated subjects, a surprising majority of op eds are written by men.  Catherine Orenstein is founder and director of the Op-Ed Project, a group that’s been studying the issue and working to increase the range of voices in our opinion pages  

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