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PWV Alum Brooke Axtell Publishes Article in Forbes, Cites the Women’s Media Center

| April 17, 2012


Progressive Women's Voices alum and assault survivor advocate Brooke Axtell published a piece in Forbes, How To Become A Media Expert: 8 Ways to Amplify Your Voice.

There is a severe gender disparity in the media. Not only are women in positions of influence continuously attacked with sexist remarks, but our voices are disproportionately excluded from crucial public discourse.

According to the Women’s Media Center, women make up only 19% of experts in the news. Women write fewer than 25% of OpEd pieces. Male guests outnumber female guests by average ratio of 4-to-1 on Sunday talk shows.

For the full article, click here.