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.”)