An analysis of major magazines leads to a burning question:
Where are all the lady writers?
“We know women write. We know women read. It’s time to begin asking why the 2010 numbers don’t reflect those facts with any equity. Many have already begun speculating; more articles and groups are pointing out what our findings suggest: the numbers of articles and reviews simply don’t reflect how many women are actually writing.”
That’s from Vida’s latest post, which includes a disturbing analysis of women featured in the major mags. And it pins the tail right on the donkey’s ass. This blog alone witnesses to the idea that women are, at the very least, interested in writing. Hell, my creative writing classes in college were full of ladies. So we want to write. And we’re not bad at it, either. All you need to do is read five minutes worth of the content at The Hairpin to know that plenty of ladies are damn good writers.
So what the hell is going on?