(The NYerWbW is a regular feature whereby my mother and I keep track of the male/female breakdown in The New Yorker magazine. It’s stunning and shocking and not at all surprising, unless you are one of those people who thinks things are perfectly equal in our society and/or that women are naturally inferior writers. Yo! If you would like to keep track of the white/nonwhiteness of the magazine’s contributors on a regular basis, please let me know – photos of common contributors can be found here)
Is the New Yorker Whiteboy Watch a silly project? Readers, please weigh in. It’s so nonchanging, it’s boggling.
I am boggled yet again this week. The stats are almost exactly the same as last week.
I promise have many blog posties planned with pictures! and recipes! and words that aren’t “The New Yorker”! Most of them are about fights I’ve recently gotten in with men, but not specifically David Remnick, at least. Just hold on a bit. In the meantime:
August 20, 2007 issue gender breakdown:
Talk of the Town (short) pieces by men: 5 (1 more than last week!)
TotT by ladiez: 0 (2 weeks in a row)
Features and reviews and misc. by mens: 8
Features, reviews, fiction and misc. by womens: 1 or 2 (see note)
Poems: 2 by men
Drawings: 16 by men, 3 by women.
AND the cover was by a man, too. AND the “spots.” Oh, the spots.
Grand total: 30 men contributors, 4 women contributors
Note: I must give props to TNYer this week because the fiction is written by a certain T. Cooper, who has apparently gone to great pains online to keep hir gender fluid/unnamed. Yay for gender fluidity in the pages of mainstream magazines!