Women aren’t principal news sources on women’s issues, 4th Estate analysis finds

NOW President Terry O’Neill was quoted in a Washington Post article about a new research analysis that shows women are frequently overlooked in American politics and media, even on issues that specifically pertain to women’s rights: “There’s been an ongoing complaint among women leaders that women’s voices simply are not there. When Congress is only 17 percent female, when women are 3 percent of the CEOs and only 15 percent of [top corporate executives], you don’t have critical mass. What happens is that women aren’t there. We’re not noticed…Frankly, there’s no excuse for [news staffs] not to be half women and half men.”