Dearth of women writers in politics

News like this rarely shocks me anymore, but nonetheless, I'm still disappointed. Jennifer Weiss found that bylines in the nation's top intellectual and political magazines are heavily male, and, "at several magazines, women writers were occasionally shut out of entire issues." National Review tops out the list with a 13/1 ratio; even the Nation only squeaks through a 3/1 ratio. (Tooting our own horn for a minute, 7 out of 10 bloggers on AlterNet are women.) Does anyone have any trend information? It'd be interesting to see what these numbers looked like in say, the late 1970s, or pre-9/11 vs. post-9/11. (CJR via feministing)

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