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New Yorker Whiteboy Watch, courtesy of yo mama

Well, actually my lovely mother, Pauline Dubkin Yearwood. Thanks for the stats mom!

(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)

This (8/27) may be the worst issue yet.

By men: 13
By women: 2
About men: 10
About women: 0
About both/neither: 5

The breakdowns:
Talk of the town:
By men: 3
by women: 2
about men: 3
about women: 0
neither/both: 2

Articles (includes fiction):
By men: 6
by women: 0
about men: 4
about women: 0
both/neither: 2

Critics:
by men: 4
by women: 0
about men: 3
about women: 0
both/neither: 1

I’ll be reporting from the putrifying depths of the bi-annual Food Issue tomorrow…

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