Sexist stereotypes still dominate British press
Sexist stereotypes, humiliating photographs of women and male bylines dominate the front pages of British newspapers, according to a research.
The analysis of nine national newspapers carried out by the industry body Women in Journalism (WiJ) found that male journalists wrote 78 percent of all front-page articles and men accounted for 84 percent of those mentioned or quoted in lead pieces.
The only females to be regularly pictured in the period were the Duchess of Cambridge, her sister Pippa Middleton, and the crime victim Madeleine McCann.
According to the Guardian, the three males most likely to be photographed were Simon Cowell, whose biography was published that month; Nicolas Sarkozy, who was fighting an election; and Prince William.
Of the 668 people named in lead articles, 84 percent of those quoted or mentioned were men, most being quoted in their professional capacity, it added.
According to the report, although there was greater gender equality in the photographs used on front pages, there was not a single female politician or leader in the top 10 images used during the month in question.
The study found that where powerful women were featured, the images were often unflattering, and there were few pictures in which women looked powerful and serious.