Hope H. sent us a link to a post at Vida about the gender imbalance in writers at several publications. They looked at the gender of writers of various items, but particularly book reviews, as well as the authors reviewed in a number of relatively well-known general audience or literary publications in 2010. The results indicated an astounding imbalance in favor of men, both for book reviewers and the authors reviewed. I’ve selected a few examples here, presented in no particular order, that illustrate the overall trend.
London Review of Books:
The New Republic:
New York Times Review of Books:
There are a lot more graphs at Vida, so go have a look.