Voices: Feminism — We’re not done here yet

So we’ve arrived, right? The scales have been balanced and we can all go home. Umn, nope.

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When I first sat down in my newsroom 28 years ago today, I was in the minority. Most of the people I would be working with — and almost all of my direct bosses — were men.

A dozen buyouts later, the makeup of my newsroom has shifted. In the morning meeting, there is a token male at the opposite end of the table. Some days, there are two of them.

So we’ve arrived, right? The scales have been balanced and we can all go home.

No, sorry, not quite. We’re not done here yet.

Take a look at this recent article by The Economist. It’s not really cool that they riff off female podcasters by calling them broad-casters, but the article raises some interesting points: In the U.S., more than half of podcasts are run by men, solo. Just 13 per cent are run by women on their own (the rest are mixed groups).

To sum up: “listening to female-hosted shows is actually a feminist act, whether you mean it to be or not.” So let’s get that started. Tap here to read.

Yours in solidarity,

Hayley Juhl
Diversity & Equity, CWA
twitter.com/hjuhl
luanshya@yahoo.com

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