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Getting specific on sexism: CV Harquail applies her “6 Degrees of Sexism Test” to The Daily Show to determine whether the organization, as a whole, is sexist. Taken into consideration are:
1. The leader’s behavior 2. The organization’s demographic composition 3. The experiences of people within the organization 4. The organization’s practices & systems 5. The organization’s product, and 6. The organization’s social impact.
Harquail can’t give offer a definitive judgment in any of these categories. “To be sure, whether or not an organization is sexist is a complex call—There are arguments for and against The Daily Show’s sexism, on every criterion,” she writes. But after performing her own analysis, Harquail concludes that the show “squeaks by with a ‘pass.'”