Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Nation Stats

We just realized, as we were proofing the roundtable one last time, we didn't do "The Nation Stats."

This is for the latest issue to arrive in our mailboxes, February 19, 2007.

Editorials & Comment
"Which Side Are You On" (unsigned, get 'em, Alterpunk!)
Liza's Featherstone"Surge For Peace" -- this is a transcript of her standup routine. It bombed even as parody. She must be so proud. (See roundtable for a discussion of this nonsense.)
David Bacon's "Workers, Not Guests"
Herbert Mitgang's "Bush's 'Legacy'"

Three signed pieces.
Score: 2 men, 1 woman

Calvin Trillin's "On People Discussing Dick Cheney . . ."
Alexander Cockburn's "Who Can Stop the War?"

Two columns.
Score: 2 men

Negar Azimi's "Bloggers Against Torture"
Christopher Hayes' "Obama's Media Maven"
Stephen Gillers' "Free The Ulysses Two"

Three articles.
Score: 2 men, 1 woman.

Stefan Collini's reviews of Haffenden (we're not putting the 'title' -- there's nothing, just a lot of words)
William Deresiewicz's "The Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts"
Tadeusz Rozewicz' "Words"
John Palattella's "On Three Palestinian Poets"

Four articles.
Score: 4 men.

Total score: 1o men, 2 woman
Year to Date Stats: 78 males; 17 females.

While two women is an improvement over the previous issue (which only had one woman, Elizabeth Holtzman), it's still not cutting it. The stats are now, roughly, 4.5 men for every woman who receives a byline -- year to date. That's not cutting it.
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