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    ‘New Yorker’ Cartoons Largely White, Male

    This isn’t very funny. Proceedings of the Natural Institute of Science may be a semi-satirical journal, but it offered real data in its analysis of all the characters in cartoons published by The New Yorker in 2014. Of 1,810 humans represented, 71 percent were male — with women often represented as wives and assistants — and 95 percent were white. There might be a simple solution to redrawing the gender lines: Only 12 of 70 cartoonists were women, but they proved much more likely to draw female characters.

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