Remember how yesterday I promised that when The Wall Street Journal finally published an op-ed by a woman, I would dance a jig and shave my head? Well get out your bagpipes and sharpen your razor, because today, that which was becoming unthinkable finally happened. The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by a woman, thereby ending a two-and-a-half week no-women streak.
Everywhere else, it was a disappointing day, with no women in the NYT, Salon, or even the usually-reliable LA Times. Even HuffPo, after a good day yesterday, dropped back down to below 20% women.
While I congratulate the WSJ for breaking its nearly three-week streak of all-male debate, it’s hardly cause for celebration. The lack of women in the WSJ is unacceptable. Women are 50% of the population, and are responsible for 83% of household spending. Why are they barely present in the public debate over the nation’s most pressing economic and political issues?
Oh, and in case you were wondering what it looks like when I dance a jig, it looks like this.