Boy story or girl story? Is there a gender difference in article assignments?
David Hayes over at TFEW (the Toronto freelance editors and writers list) raises the interesting question of whether, or if, there is a gender gap between male and female writers when it comes to being commissioned to do stories.
I suppose one example might be whether male editors at business magazines might favour male writers. What about outdoors/sportsy publications? Do female editors at a parenting magazine consciously or unconsciously favour writers who are mothers over fathers? Or would be less likely to assign to a childless male writer (who could nonetheless write a good feature) than a childless female writer?