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Am I complaining?  You bet.  Am I asking for some affirmative action?  Indeed, I am.

Males vs. Females in Progressive Media

Is it possible that twice as many men as women are worthy progressive commentators?  If we go by the numbers of those who have a platform, we might be led to that conclusion.

You may quibble about my criteria in the lists below, but you cannot deny that men substantially outnumber women in commentary that should include such issues as putting the sexes on an equal footing.  These lists do not, and are not meant to, constitute a scientific study, so please don't write to tell me that you disagree with a particular inclusion or exclusion.  It's just one person's perception.  Look at the big picture, and then try to tell me I'm wrong.

Oh, and while I'm at it, may I mention that as far as I know there are only six African Americans on these lists?

Click here to see the lists.

Carolyn Kay

Originally posted to cmkay on Sat Mar 11, 2006 at 04:10 AM PST.

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