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Why the LRB should stop cooking up excuses over lack of women reviewers

Posted at 6:32PM Tuesday 25 Feb 2014

A week after publishing 'The Public Voice of Women', Mary Beard's lecture on the silencing of women throughout history, the London Review of Books issued a pre-emptive defence of their own editorial policy on women contributors. The statement went out on an episode of Radio 4's Open Book in which presenter Mariella Frostrup asked why women writers are reviewed less, and write fewer reviews, than their male counterparts. The LRB declined to participate in the discussion but issued, in Frostrup's words, "a rather lengthy statement".


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