Pulitzer Prize Winning Women have Better Qualifications Than Men
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The Pulitzer Prize is an award for exceptional work in journalism (both print and online), literature and musical composition but the study by Yong Volz, an assistant professor of journalism studies in the MU School of Journalism, and Francis Lee of the Chinese University of Hong Kong says women must meet a higher bar to get one than men.
‘When facing a general gender disadvantage, women journalists have had to rely on greater resources than their male counterparts to achieve equal success,” Volz said.“Beyond talent and hard work, majoring in journalism, earning a graduate degree, a metropolitan upbringing, and employment with an elite publication such as the New York Times were among the things females needed to achieve this highest professional recognition. Male winners have not necessarily had to possess such high qualifications in order to win.’
the way we interact with fictional characters is a reflection of how we interact with real people
so when you wish death and harm onto female characters simply for existing or for perceived wrongs framed by sexism (talking back to male characters, being a “bitch”, being assertive, being flawed, making choices about their bodies/lives) it reflects the way you think about real women
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Q: Does it annoy you that comics and comic heroes are suddenly cool or do you think it’s good that it’s getting more attention?
A: I think it’s good in some ways, but it also annoys me. I think it is good because now I can share my passion with a lot more people. I also like that comics and comics memorabilia is more readily available. And, that with more people buying into it more comic book movies are being made.
However, it does annoy me because I often approach people wearing this readily available merchandise to talk about comics, and they have no idea what I’m talking about. Publishers are making their merchandise available, but not their comics. I can go to Wal-Mart to buy movies, toys, colouring books, and clothing, but have to find a comic book store to buy their real products.
It also annoys me because the males that I approach that have no knowledge of comic books are considered “comic book geeks” by people because they own one Batman shirt. These males like the character as an icon, but do not know his backstory or character arcs. When he goes to a superhero movie or a comic convention he is treated as an equal, and gets a lot of curt nods from people that consider him their fellow.
However, as a female I have to prove my nerdiness. Whenever I wear a Batman shirt or go to a superhero movie, or a convention I am regarded with skeptical stares. It is often presumed I don’t know what I’m talking about.
I have to show people my collection, make specifics references to the comics I’ve read, use the word “continuity”, name-drop writer’s names, tell them I actually subscribe to comic books, use the term “in the comic books” after watching the movie (depending on the person I’m proving myself too) whereas all a male has to say is “I like Batman” and he’s considered a real life Comic Book Guy.
Without double-standards, I would love the fact that comics are suddenly “cool”
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