When it comes to the news business, women the world over still have a long way to go. That’s the finding of the new Global Report on the Status of Women in the News Media, released in Washington last week.
And while the report notes that women here in Canada “are very close to the numbers of men in journalism,” it also highlights the need to take “a more nuanced view of equality.”
As the National Post’s own mavens observed this week, one area where inequality still clearly exists is in the disproportionate number of male to female voices on the op-ed pages of our newspapers. Women, Barbara Kay noted, “don’t enjoy … duking it out in public with testosterone-amped opponents (not to mention ruthless readers).” I had to concur.