Female experts for BBC interviews wanted. Your suggestions please
Posted in English on November 06, 2012 by WACC
Author: Caroline Criado-Perez
Source: The Guardian (UK) online news, guardian.co.uk
Published: Monday 5 November 2012 17.22 GMT
"Women. We're everywhere aren't we? Especially in the media. For instance, when it comes to stories about victims, we represent a whopping 79%. Pretty good market penetration there. And what about in pictures? Research shows that young women dominate here too – so long as the picture doesn't actually relate to the story and is just used to give it what's called a "lift" in the industry. But what about when we turn to the question of "experts"? Suddenly we don't look that impressive, as the media tells us that three-quarters of the keepers of knowledge are men".