Feminism/The Good Girls Revolt
I mean, i have no idea what you are talking about. I just read, today's article from Salon about the lack of women journalists. That article references 3 otehr articles talking about the main players in jourlalism, and each and every one fails to list a single woman out of 20 or so men listed.
Yes, there are a few women who have succeeded. one women is not enough to make up for the extreme lack of writers in film, or tv, directors of the same, jorunalists, much less world renouned journalists. and while there are as far as i know, 10 or so major editors who are women, that is NOTHING in the pot compared to the number of major editorial positions held by men.
In case you care -
- http://www.salon.com/2013/08/22/why_theres_no_female_nate_silver/n(2013 - today, actually)
- http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2011/02/the_lack_of_female_bylines_in_magazines_is_old_news.html (2011)
- http://gawker.com/its-dude-itors-all-the-way-down-512595713 (2013)
- http://brenda-chapman.com/blog/infographic-highlights-lack-of-women-directors/ (don't know date)
- http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashville/women-account-for-less-than-5-percent-of-producers-and-engineers-andmdash-but-maybe-not-for-long/Content?oid=1597594 (2010 - so older)
I'm just not seeing Povitch's "teeming".
In fact, she herself denies your very position. http://jezebel.com/5941690/former-newsweek-revolutionary-lynn-povitch-says-that-workplace-gender-equality-still-has-a-long-way-to-go
Well, TVM for all the research. I think "denies" is a little strong as a descriptor of that Jezebel piece, but I take your point.
But anyway, we're not going to get anywhere with this. I can see, if I cared to take you on, stretching into my future an endless series of...
"I'll see your Leslie Moonves (Pres. CBS News) and raise you a Deborah Turness (Pres. NBC News)"
"I'll see your Tony Hall (BBC DG) and raise you a Helen Boaden (Dir BBC tv)"
"I'll see your Gary Barber (CEO MGM) and raise you an Amy Pascal (co-chairman Sony Pictures Entertainment)"
...and on and on. So I resign.
I understand you are bowing out, but what you just did was really cherry picking.
Presidents of the 3 national US news brands: NBC Deborah Turness, ABC: Ben Sherwood, President CBS: LEslie Moonves Presdient of hte major US Cable news: Fox - Roger Eugene Ailes, CNN news: Jim Walton, MSNBC: Phil Griphin.
One woman, five men.
How bout major Movie Studios? These are from the 6 major studies defined by wiki, with the "key people" also defined by wiki.
- Disney: Alan Horn (chairman), Alan Bergman (president), Sean Bailey (president, motion picture production), Robert A. Chapek (president, distribution)
- MGM: Gary Barber (CEO), Jonathan Glickman, President of Film Division, Ken Schapiro, COO
- Sony Pictures: Michael Lynton (Chairman & CEO), Amy Pascal (Co-Chairwoman), Jeff Blake (Vice Chairman)
- Time Warner Studios: Jeff Bewkes, Chairman and CEO,
::Richard Plepler, Chairman and CEO of Home Box Office ::Laura Lang, Chairman and CEO of Time Inc. ::Philip I. Kent, Chairman and CEO of Turner Broadcasting System ::Kevin Tsujihara, CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
- 21 century fox (studio, not news) Rupert Murdoch, Chairman, Daniel Tayne, President
- Paramount: Brad Grey (Chairman and CEO), Rob Moore (Vice Chairman), Frederick D. Huntsberry(COO), Adam Goodmad, President of Paramount Film Group
22 men, 2 women.
Are there women in the entertaiment and news industry? yes. Do they make up even a 3rd of the important players? hell no.