Today, May 21, there were three male and zero female featured obituaries in the New York Times. Since I started tracking it here, that is 25 males featured and 12 females featured.
Today, May 21, there were three male and two female featured obituaries in the New York Times.
Today, 5/21, the NYT obituaries featured 2 men and 2 women.
Today, 5/20 there were two males featured and one female in the “big” (feature) obituaries.
`Bonus’ for a Sunday – in the “small” obituaries, there were nine pictures of males and two pictures of females.
May 19, 2018: New York Times obituaries feature 2 men, 1 woman
5/17 was 2 males, 1 female
5/18 was 4 males, 0 females
Conclusion: You are twice as likely to die if you are male. Or sexism isn’t dead.
5/15 was 2 males and 1 female in the NYT obits
5/16 was 1 male (Tom Wolfe, front page) and 1 female
Running total: 7 males, 5 females
In Mon, May 14, there are two males featured (Ernest Medina and Chuck Knox), one female (Doreen Simmons) and one couple in the “overlooked” series – Lin Huiyin and Liang Sicheng. So 3 males, 2 females today plus the past 1:1 I captured yesterda.
On May 13, 2018, NYTimes obits write-ups features one male (David Pines) and one female (Dr. Davida Coady). And for faces featured it was 5 white men to 2 white women.
Ever since I started reading the NYT, I noticed the secret to women’s longer lifespan – men just die more, at least based on the evidence in the NYT obits. I’ve kept tabs off an on and usually take note of the daily tally. I decided to start tabulating it here (especially since NYT started the “Overlooked” effort, which started off admitting “Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been dominated by white men. Now, we’re adding the stories of other remarkable people.”)