Did The Women’s March on D.C. deserve a PEN Award?

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“The resistance is female, and we’re not going anywhere.”

These are the words of Bob Bland, co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington, which was just awarded the PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award at the 2017 PEN Literary Gala.

The award was created in 2015 to honors courage in the freedom of expression — basically, everything that journalism stands for, which is why I love this story so much.

Previous winners include Charlie Hebdo and LeeAnne Walters and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who helped expose the Flint water crisis.

The Women’s March, which took place Jan. 21, may not be associated with traditional journalism, but the fact that they won this award shows that they embody everything that journalism stands for.

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Will Fox News close journalism’s gender gap? Probably not.

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Ladies and gentleman, strap yourselves in tight, because we’re about to take ride through media gender parity.

Are you ready? Please keep all misogyny and sexism outside the vehicle at all times. Enjoy your ride.

In the wake of sexual harassment allegations against television host Bill O’Reilly, let’s talk about the role of women at Fox News.

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