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The Gender of Media Creators Affects What We See

Tuesday, 13 March 2012 07:03 By Mickey Zacchilli and Anne Elizabeth Moore, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
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For Women's History Month, "Ladydrawers" offers part two of our look at gender disparity in hiring practices across all media (see Mickey Zacchilli's first strip here), an issue underscored by VIDA's release of 2011 gender counts in literary publishing last month. What we start to see when we compare labor stats to content concerns is a direct relationship between who makes and edits our news, art and popular culture - and how women are portrayed in media.

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Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, Weinberg Fellow at the Newberry Library, a Fulbright scholar, and the author of several award-winning non-fiction books including Unmarketable (The New Press, 2007) and Cambodian Grrrl (2011). Co-editor and publisher of now-defunct Punk Planet and the founding editor of the Best American Comics series from Houghton Mifflin, Moore teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She contributes criticism to The New Inquiry, The Baffler, N+1p and many others and writes a monthly comic strip for Truthout called Ladydrawers on gender, labor, and culture. Her latest book from Cantankerous Titles, New Girl Law, was called “A post-empirical, proto-fourth-wave feminist memoir” by Bust Magazine.

Mickey Zacchilli

Mickey Zacchilli lives in Providence, RI and was born in 1983.

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