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The Gender of Media Creators Affects What We See

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 By Mickey Zacchilli and Anne Elizabeth Moore, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
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For Women's History Month, "Ladydrawers" offers part two of our look at gender disparity in hiring practices across all media (see Mickey Zacchilli's first strip here), an issue underscored by VIDA's release of 2011 gender counts in literary publishing last month. What we start to see when we compare labor stats to content concerns is a direct relationship between who makes and edits our news, art and popular culture - and how women are portrayed in media.

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Ladydrawers

This article is not covered by Creative Commons policy and may not be republished without permission.

Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a cultural critic and author of several award-winning, best-selling nonfiction books including Unmarketable (The New Press) and Cambodian Grrrl (Cantankerous Titles). She is a Fulbright scholar, a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, and is the recipient of a 2016 Write A House Fellowship in Detroit. Her work has appeared in The Baffler, Al Jazeera, Salon, The Onion, Talking Points Memo, Wilson Quarterly, Tin House, and in international art exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial and a solo show at the MCA Chicago. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, Voice of America, and in The New York Times, among others. Her most recent book, from Curbside Splendor, is Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes.

Mickey Zacchilli

Mickey Zacchilli lives in Providence, RI and was born in 1983.
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The Gender of Media Creators Affects What We See

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 By Mickey Zacchilli and Anne Elizabeth Moore, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
  • Print

For Women's History Month, "Ladydrawers" offers part two of our look at gender disparity in hiring practices across all media (see Mickey Zacchilli's first strip here), an issue underscored by VIDA's release of 2011 gender counts in literary publishing last month. What we start to see when we compare labor stats to content concerns is a direct relationship between who makes and edits our news, art and popular culture - and how women are portrayed in media.

Click here or on the comic below to open it in a new window and click again to zoom in.
Ladydrawers

This article is not covered by Creative Commons policy and may not be republished without permission.

Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a cultural critic and author of several award-winning, best-selling nonfiction books including Unmarketable (The New Press) and Cambodian Grrrl (Cantankerous Titles). She is a Fulbright scholar, a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, and is the recipient of a 2016 Write A House Fellowship in Detroit. Her work has appeared in The Baffler, Al Jazeera, Salon, The Onion, Talking Points Memo, Wilson Quarterly, Tin House, and in international art exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial and a solo show at the MCA Chicago. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, Voice of America, and in The New York Times, among others. Her most recent book, from Curbside Splendor, is Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes.

Mickey Zacchilli

Mickey Zacchilli lives in Providence, RI and was born in 1983.