Gender bias in the media

The Emilia Report, a recent survey* conducted by Danuta Kean, has shown disparity in the broadsheet coverage of male and female writers. Taking authors whose books were comparable by their genre, the findings show a ‘marked bias’ towards male authors. Those they studied received 56% of review coverage, on average. The report also found that reviews for female authors were twice as likely to mention their age - going as far as to describe the practise as ‘ubiquitous‘.

Let’s hope the media outlets in question continue to address this.

*Read Stylist’s article on the survey, here: https://www.stylist.co.uk/books/emilia-report-reveals-gender-bias-in-newspaper-book-coverage/256999.