For the New Yorker, Women Are Invisible: Ms Magazine Pushes Protest
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There are plenty of complex reasons behind the shortage of female bylines in journalism, and editors and publications use many of them as excuses when they're called out for their lack of diversity. (The lack of gender diversity is only part of the problem -- writers of color, and writers across status and class, are also severely underrepresented.) But an important first step of the solution is for publications to at least be conscious of the issue, and make an effort to address it by actively cultivating female talent and even pledging to including a certain number of female bylines per issue. Hopefully Hays' letter and the Ms. petition will get the New Yorker to pay attention from now on.