Crosspost: Who Makes the News

Friend of Persephone RedLightPolitics has generously allowed us to crosspost her content from Tumblr, and I couldn’t resist this post.  I had been working on an idea to count the number of women vs. the number of men mentioned by name in the aggregate site I use, http://popurls.com/, and I think her piece, analyzing the GMMP (Global Monitoring Project) report on gender representation in the news is fantastic.   If you’re a Tumblr(er?) she’s worth following, if not you can still swing by her blog for a serious case of enlightenment.   In the meantime, here’s her expert analysis. Continue reading

Women of the Supreme Court

A few years ago I realized that I could name more Duggar children than members of the Supreme Court.  I decided to change that and tried to do some research on the history of the SCOTUS, but it didn’t take long before I was bored and moved on to other pursuits.  But, with the SCOTUS being back in session I thought it might be time to take a closer look at the women on the Supreme Court. Continue reading