#HallofShame | Only 25% Women Experts in 2016 IQ2US Debates
Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) is a series of debates "founded in 2006 to restore civility, reasoned analysis, and constructive public discourse to today’s often biased media landscape."
Despite their concern about "biased media," they have an obvious and significant bias when it comes to the gender of their debaters. In 2016, IQ2US has hosted six debates and featured only 25% women experts.
This isn’t the first time IQ2US has left women’s voices out of their debates. In 2015, they featured only 20% women experts.
IQ2US has one more debate scheduled, "The President Has Usurped the Constitutional Power of Congress," which keeps up their current Hall of Shame status. The debate has four experts: 3 men, 1 woman.
Take Action: Tell IQ2US that it’s time to make their debates gender-balanced and bring more women to the table.
Media bias can't be stopped with only 25% women participating in @IQ2US. http://www.genderavenger.com/blog/hallofshame-only-25-women-experts-in-2016-iq2us-debates #genderavenger #hallofshame #IQ2USLive