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Even In Death Women Get The Shaft At NY Times

 

NEW YORK - "Still upset about that lack of gender equality in book reviews?

"Consider this more frightening and fundamental imbalance: so far in the month of August, the NYT has published 78 obituaries. And only six of them were for women," the NYTpicker website, which reports anonymously about the New York Times, said.

"And for the year 2010 to date, the NYT has chronicled the deaths of 606 men, and only 92 women.

"Bear in mind that the population of women in the U.S. exceeds that of men, and is nearly neck and neck worldwide.

"This disparity in coverage has gone on for years, virtually unnoticed in a society that decades ago granted full equality to women, and has seen huge strides in the prominence of women in virtually all fields of endeavor.

"And not only does it show no signs of getting better — it's actually getting worse."

 

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