Advice to women writers on the fifth ‘F’
A study released last week by a group called the Op-Ed Project has some disconcerting news for “legacy media.” Over a 12-week period, only 20 percent of op-eds were written by women. The number itself is disturbing enough, but the study also showed that women were much more likely to get published if they wrote on “pink” topics, dubbed the four “Fs” _ food, family, furniture, and fashion. But the real problem is why so few women are writing on global affairs and national security. For every 100 opinion columns published about security issues, only 15 were written by women.