Why do we have to have lists of women? Because women (often) don’t get included on lists of people. And because it’s share bait. Men hit RT thinking they are improving the visibility of women, and they are, but usually the visibility of women as women and not so much for the awesome stuff they do.
Cate on binders.
(Also see this article, from the same author, which includes the realization that “lists of women” are a kind of re-packaged male gaze.)
Y’all remember how everyone laughed at the whole “binders full of women” thing? Best remember that next time someone whips out a “Top Women in X” list…