Former San Francisco Examiner writer Erin Sherbert, now with the SF Weekly, has noticed a disturbing trend since she left her former paper. In a newsroom that was already fairly male-centric when she worked there, these days only 8 of 35 editorial staffers are women. The last nine hires have been white men. On top of that, Melissa Griffin, the only female columnist at the paper, has a glowing full body shot to accompany her byline while her male counterparts have the typical gray head shot.
The buzz on the street is that another female reporter recently left, which means there will presumably be a vacancy. If the Ex does end up filling that with yet another male, the least it could do is show us some man boobs for a change.
The Examiner, incidentally, is owned by AEG mogul Philip Anschutz. Might wanna forget about that tax funnel you call a stadium proposal for a minute and put in a word up there Phil.
Update: Griffin wrote us to explain the body shot: “The reason mine is a full shot is because I have a full page. When Ken Garcia wrote a full page, he had a similar picture.”
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