And itâ€™s not the simple arithmetic that stops the heart. If you start tallying up the substance of womenâ€™s published work â€” whether women are writing 10,000-word feature articles, or whether they are responsible for the shorter filler pieces â€” it gets even more depressing. Or look at the topics that women are writing about. Frequently youâ€™ll find that the only articles with female bylines are about marriages and sex and divorce and child care.
Vida states, â€œThe truth is, these numbers donâ€™t lie. But that is just the beginning of this story.â€