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‘Guardian’ survey reveals sexism in publishing

In the UK, a Guardian survey of 80 women and 12 men working in publishing has found that the majority of women feel they are being discriminated against because of their gender.

Seventy percent of women who responded to the survey said they felt like they were treated differently because of their gender, compared to 50% of men.

A number of women, who spoke to the Guardian on the condition of anonymity, reported instances of men getting promoted ahead of women, of men being perceived as more suited to managerial roles than women, and of pregnancy being a ‘career killer’.

‘Diversity is a keyword for the company, but trying to achieve equality for men and women in senior positions does not seem to be a concern,’ said one female respondent. Read the full results here.



Category: International news