Happy Labor Day, everyone! I hope you’re enjoying your long weekend, and the fact that the every block in the entire city of New York smells like barbeque.
It wasn’t a great week on the nation’s op-ed pages this week. Neither Salon nor the Washington Post had a single woman columnist all week, and even the usually equitable LA Times can in at a dismal 22% women. After that kind of week, I think we all deserve a holiday.
That said, as you can see from the table below, the New York Times had rather a good week; in fact, they had more women contributors this week than they have since we started tracking bylines a month ago, so kudos to the NYT.
Next week, I’ll be writing more about what women write about when they do write, something I aimed to do this week, but with so few women-penned columns to discuss, the task was rather difficult. Let’s hope that next week provides us with more to talk about!
Happy Labor Day, and for those of you who are barbequing, remember that while humans are carbon-based lifeforms, there is no reason for everything you grill to be black.