Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Women's Voices on Abortion Absent from New York Times

This news is from Staff at the American Prospect surveyed "the gender of the authors of Times Op-Ed pieces that dealt with abortion over the past two years -- including staff columnists -- and found that a shocking 90 percent were male. They wrote 83 percent of the articles that even mentioned abortion. And get this -- more Op-Eds on the subject were by pro-life men than by women of any persuasion." The Prospect reporter, Garance Franke-Ruta, suggests it reflects an editorial stance by Op-Ed editors. Of 124 articles that mentioned the subject, only 21 were written by women.

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