We’re super excited that our new article on gender inequality and book reviews has just been published at The New Republic. The take away: even as you increase the headcount of women in publishing and reviewing, the stereotypical language used to describe women writers remains unchanged. I.e., better gender representation ≠ less gender bias. We use this insight as a basis to argue for a new way of thinking about, and addressing, gender inequality in the literary world.

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    1. I mean, you have to look at the data. A book reviewer doesn’t just throw the word “war” or “economy” in there if it isn’t relevant to the book. What you’ve done here is confirm the stereotype, not confirm bias.

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