The overwhelming gender bias in 'New York Times' book reviews

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"A team of five undergraduate researchers at McGill University analyzed over 10,000 reviews in the New York Times Book Review, tracking metrics including the gender of authors whose books were reviewed, the gender of review writers, the reviewed book's genre and themes, and the most frequently appearing words in reviews. The researchers, all women, are "ardently feminist," says Rosie Long Decter, a team member who just graduated from McGill with a degree in cultural and political studies." 

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