February 20, 2014
| Lindy West
Media Continues to Be Dominated by White Dudes, Says Depressing Report
The Women’s Media Center released their 2014 Status of Women in U.S. Media Report yesterday, and the findings are, disappointingly, pretty much what you’d expect. Over the past three years, women’s visibility in media has remained largely the same (i.e. disproportionately low), with women—particularly women of color—actually losing ground in some areas. Though the report cites Shonda Rhimes and Jill Abramson as heartening success stories, the overall data “suggest a troubling status quo and, in some places, a slipping back in time.” Just white dudes whitin’ around, as usual. Sigh.