Pandemic hits, Wimmins silenced

Female voices ‘drowned out’ in reporting on Covid-19, report finds
Analysis of stories across six countries including UK found fewer than a fifth of experts quoted on the pandemic were women

So, what is the male/female count of known and noted experts in epidemiology then?

A split of 1 to 4 at the top end of a science doesn’t sound too awry from reality.

Whether that should be the split at the top of science is one thing. But reporting should reflect fact, no?

Each woman’s voice in news coverage of the crisis is “drowned out” by at least three men, it said.

The report, commissioned by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and examining the UK, US, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria and India, said women have been “locked out” of coronavirus decision making at a national level in five of the countries.

Bill might want to have a word with Melinda on what that money’s being spent upon.

18 thoughts on “Pandemic hits, Wimmins silenced”

  1. “examining the UK, US, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria and India, said women have been “locked out” of coronavirus decision making at a national level in five of the countries”

    So not in the sixth? Wonder which one that was? I’m betting it’s not Nigeria.

  2. @ Chernyy-Drakon
    Well spotted!
    “the vast majority of admissions” comprise a subset of 44% of admissions …
    Some of my elderly friends use a phrase “you couldn’t make it up” – but younger generation of journalists do!

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    Female voices ‘drowned out’ in reporting on Covid-19, report finds

    Not as pleasing as the headline promised.

    Much of the West is weak men indulging in the pretences of silly girls. When the midden hit the windmill, it is natural that the men take over.

    We shall soon be back to pretending some Jacinta has a fascinating point of view that is worth listening to.

  4. Considering the monumental fuck-up male experts are causing, maybe there’s a case for more women being involved. Anyone asked the Spice Girls?

  5. “bloke in spain

    Considering the monumental fuck-up male experts are causing, maybe there’s a case for more women being involved. Anyone asked the Spice Girls?”

    Showing your age. It’s Little Mix that we would have to turn to these days.

    Personally, I think we ought to ask what JK Rowling thinks.

  6. Fook off, I’m waxing me minge. Like the bloody Amazon down there, I tell thee. A party of Vietnamese women have already gotten lost in it. Ooohhh!

  7. @ AndrewC
    “Showing your age. It’s Little Mix that we would have to turn to these days.”

    Ah, but Baby Spice is the sister of a mate. I’m trying to cut myself a little influence here. And you can’t deny their experience. Not with correct responses to a virus pandemic, of course. But the same applies to the current lot, doesn’t it? At least they can sing better.

  8. So, mates with Baby Spice and Stan Webb. You should suggest they form a band together. Any others you know to fill in the rhythm section?

  9. So Much For Subtlety

    Andrew C September 25, 2020 at 10:40 am – “Personally, I think we ought to ask what JK Rowling thinks.”

    In fairness she has bigger balls than any of the men in the British Establishment. Hard to see anyone in the Labour Party, or the LIb Dems or most of the Tories standing up to the Trannies.

  10. Not the case in New Zealand. Jacinda makes up for all the other wimmin especially with her 1.00 pm number-rich pronouncements to the nation. My partner refers to this thinly cloaked party political broadcast (we are one week away from an election) as The Muppet Show.

  11. “Whether that should be the split at the top of science is one thing…”

    Roughly 80% of people with an IQ over 140 are male; so males will dominate science.

    Suck it up, sisters!

  12. A friend whose daughter moved to NZ a couple of years ago has said the shine has certainly worn off, she despises Jacinda in particular and as soon as restrictions are lifted will be leaving the country.

  13. @SMFS – seconded on JK. She has faltered in the culture wars before, but I commend her for picking Tranny Hill as the one to die on. I’m sure she has developed a thick skin, but having a horde of inadequate perverts saying they want to throatfuck her to death with their ladypenises must be wearing to say the least.

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