Friday, April 01, 2016

2015 VIDA Count Reveals Progress on Gender, an Early Reckoning on Intersectionality



For six years now, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts has been “counting” gender bylines at literary and intellectual publications and watching progress either stall out or creep forward on the way to parity. For the first few rounds, there was little encouraging news to be documented, except at notable publications like Tin House and, later, the New York Times Book Review when it was taken over by  female editor. But this year’s count, released today, suggests that progress on the gender front is actually beginning to take hold on a larger scale.
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