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Victoria Brownworth @VABVOX
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A woman and a man co-authored a book.
@NPR interviewed them both.
Guess which segment got cut?

NPR’s #sexist blunder is proof that women’s work isn’t just overlooked—it’s erased via @QuartzAtWork
The day before the interview was to run, @NPR let the woman know--in an email--that because of "the way the segment worked out," only the man's quotes would be used.
In that segment the woman's name was never mentioned at all.
No mention the book was co-authored.
Silke-Maria Weineck, a professor at UMich at Ann Arbor, deserved to have full credit for her work on @NPR’s “All Things Considered,” in the segment with journalist Anders Kelto.

But why didn't her co-author mention her name? (Which I am deliberately erasing here for balance.)
And THEN--insult to injury--a SECOND MAN was included in the segment to bolster the first man's argument.

So: woman's work is erased entirely and a man with nothing to do with the book is included in a segment on her book from which she was excluded.

Why @npratc?
It doesn't matter if this is a book you'd ever read--it isn't one I would read. But as someone who has written a few books, it infuriates me that the work this woman--a scholar--put into that book was totally dismissed by @NPR/@npratc as if her name on the cover meant nothing,
The larger issue, of course, is the way this happens in every tier of society. We certainly see it in politics. Women get no credit for their work--or the credit is usurped by men (you know who you are).

This is why women need to be in positions of power--to create balance.
If this kind of thing is happening at good old liberal @NPR where women have strong voices--at least on air--then what hope for the rest of MSM where women have very little input as segment and/or news and features producers?

The only avenue toward equity is representation.
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