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Fascinating piece in the New York Times<>/i> about how “in the corridors of American power, it can be as easy to find a man named John as it is to find a woman.

“Fewer Republican senators are women than men named John - despite the fact that Johns represent 3.3 percent of the population, while women represent 50.8 percent. Fewer Democratic governors are women than men named John. And fewer women directed the top-grossing 100 films last year than men named Michael and James combined.

“These comparisons come from our updated and expanded Glass Ceiling Index, in which we counted the women and men in important leadership roles in American life — including politics, law, business, tech, academia, film and media … The prevalence of men in power with particular names is revealing not only of skewed gender representation, but also of the whiteness of many institutions of American politics, culture and education. White men continue to dominate many categories of leadership in America.”

The story is thought-provoking … and you can read it here.

(FYI…the only “Kevin” in the piece happens to be the name of one of the people who write it. Whew.)
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