Why aren’t more women drawn to editorial cartooning?

Published 5:05 am Monday, June 13, 2005

By Staff
When you think of the dominant role women play in most other aspects of journalism, it seems like there would be more female editorial cartoonists.
Yet only 25 of the 357 members of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists are women.
Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia Daily News was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize. The only other was Ann Telnaes.
We run Etta Hulme of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Five years after Jeff MacNelly's death, the Chicago Tribune has not replaced him, so maybe it's just a lack of opportunity.
13: Percent of U.S. households with nuclear families of mom, dad and 2.1 school-age kids.
35: Percent of Denver's population that is Hispanic.
Republicans reviled the United Nations for letting Saddam Hussein evade oil sanctions, but it turns out the Bush administration helped facilitate illegal deals.
According to a Senate investigation, U.S. ships provided "safe passage" through the Persian Gulf to seven Jordanian tankers loaded with 7.7 million barrels of Saddam's oil.
This "largest single illicit" shipment let Saddam line his war chest with $53 million on the eve of the American invasion.
The White House "knew about the shipments," said Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations. "The (administration) looked the other way."
Comeback of the week: "Cousin Brucie" Morrow, 67, the New York disc jockey whose radio career predates The Beatles, endures "the most unusual, frightening, exhilarating week of my career."
He went from a mainstay at WCBS, the nation's No. 1 oldies station, to out after 33 years as an institution in a format switch.
But June 9 he signs with Sirius Satellite Radio. Morrow will work without a playlist for a national audience - "my dream."
Last month United Airlines defaulted on $9 billion in pension commitments.
About 20 percent of the U.S. work force - 34 million people - expect retirement payments from defined-benefit plans.
Under the Bush tax cuts, the 400 taxpayers with the highest income - at least $87 million in 2000 - pay income, Medicare and Social Security taxes amounting to virtually the same percentage of their incomes as people making $50,000 to $75,000.
Quips, quotes and qulunkers: "While procedural misjudgments and mistakes contributed to an air of suspicion, no one intended to deceive the Tillman family or the public as to the cause of his death."
Fresh water surfing in the Great Lakes: Filmmaker Vince Deur, 38, of Grand Haven, documents 40 years of this sport in "Unsalted: A Great Lakes Experience," screened June 9 at the Waterfront Film Festival in Saugatuck. Surfing all five of the big lakes isn't new, it's just that even those of us who don't live all that far from Lake Michigan didn't know it was going on because waves are best when weather's worst and we stay away from the beach.
Milk linked to childhood weight woes: Children who drink more than three servings of milk each day are prone to becoming overweight, according to a study of more than 12,000 children nationwide.
The study found that the more milk they drank, the more weight they gained. Those consuming more than three servings each day were about 35 percent more likely to become overweight than those who drank one or two.
Sources: American Journalism Review June/July 2005; The Associated Press; The New York Times; Rolling Stone June 16; The Washington Post.