#GAReads | Twitter Is Today's Talmud. Which Is Why Men Suck At Following Women.
Recently, I used an open-source application called proporti.onl, which estimates the gender divide among those you follow on Twitter, to ensure that I was living up to my own ideals. (It’s about 60-40 women to men.) The app isn’t perfect; its analysis is based on usernames and profile descriptions, and its estimates are rough. But they’ve been borne out by my manual inspection of follow lists.
And then, out of curiosity, I checked up on some of the boldest, smartest figures I follow – especially the men… and hit a wall.
Men with prominent voices — from Yair Rosenberg to Chapo Trap House’s Felix Biederman (@ByYourLogic on Twitter), the center to the far left — fell far short of parity. (Both are enthusiastic Twitter users.)