Was ex New York Times editor Jill Abramson fired for hiring too many women?
Jill Abramson may have been fired partly because she was systematically getting rid of male editors and replacing them with women
New York: Jill Abramson may have been fired partly because she was systematically getting rid of male editors and replacing them with women.
Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson. File Pic
According to the New York Post, when the 60-year-old author held the post of executive editor of The New York Times in August 2011, only one of the eight newsroom masthead editor jobs was held by a woman.
By January the number increased to four out of nine jobs, which further rose to five by the time she was fired recently, the report said.
Mel Feit from ‘National Center for Men’ had even claimed that the publication believes women to be victims, and motivates to fix that by preferentially promoting them, the report added.
But even though Abramson may have taken it too far by firing the talented, hardworking male editors, she received a sympathy call from Anita Hill, the feminist icon who tried to keep Clarence Thomas off the US Supreme Court, it said.