#GAReads | In the 'Year of the Woman,' Many Were Missing From International Reporting
Unless you avoided the internet entirely last year, you probably saw almost every major publication declare 2018 “the year of the woman.”
In the United States, Christine Blasey Ford accused the then–Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Two months later, a record number of women were elected to Congress. The #MeToo movement gained steam and sexual-misconduct bombshells rocked nearly every industry, across the globe. People seemed to finally be paying attention to women’s voices.
Those voices weren’t, however, often included in reported stories. Journalism remains dominated by male reporters and their male sources.