Women’s issues have made the headlines on several occasions this year, including the high profile case of Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, who testified in front of a special Congressional panel and then was subsequently mocked by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. Of major importance in that particular saga was the fact that, as a woman, Fluke was allowed to testify on a subject that concerned her after being previously denied access to an all-male panel.
One could argue that bias is neither conscious nor deliberate, even in politics. However, according to this graph, it certainly is measurable, especially in a place that should be a forum for bring voices of all sides together: the media.
Infrographic courtesy of the 4th Estate.