Newspapers Don’t Care When Notable Women Die?

My good buds over at Mother Jones take a look at newspaper obituaries reporting the 2012 deaths of notable women and compare those with deaths of notable men.

Of course they don’t add up, with women being reported less than men.

Is it really a “generational thing” meaning that women dying now were most influential in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s so there aren’t as many of them, or is some sexist bias?

What do you think

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s