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It’s day two of the Sexist‘s Manliest Workplace in D.C. tournament, and things are beginning to heat up. In day one of our contest, the Washington Times positively manhandled Washingtonian Magazine, proving that its storied man-heavy organizational chart can’t fall to any old progressive employer. Today, the fight continues in the media bracket as Congressional Quarterly tests its man mettle against the Washington Post. Let the unscientific and, in fact, highly arbitrary games begin!
CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY: Congressional Quarterly sure has its share of dudes to look after. As the publication of record for Congressional goings-on, CQ covers two of the Manliest Workplace Tournament’s most promising contenders: the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. But when it comes down to its own employment record, is CQ more Ms. than GQ? And when will I begin to run out of puns relating to men? Find out below!
President & Editor-in-Chief Bob Merry (Male, 10 points)
Publisher & Senior Vice President Keith White (Male, 9 points)
Editor & Senior Vice President Michael Riley (Male, 8 points)
Executive Editor, Publications Susan Benkelman (Female, ZERO)
Executive Editor, News Anne Q. Hoy (Female, ZERO)
Executive Editor, Innovation Ken Sands (Male, 5 points)
Circulation Sales Vice President: Jim Gale (Male, 4 points)
Chief Marketing Officer: Greg Hamilton (Male, 3 points)
Chief Financial Officer: Diane Atwell (Female, ZERO)
Chief Information Officer: Larry Tunks (Male, 1 point)
Wah-Wahhhh. Scoring only a 40 out of 55 points on the manly index, CQ weighs in with a barely respectable 72 percent manliness. Around here, we call that a C minus.
THE WASHINGTON POST: This one could go either way, folks. When Katharine Weymouth took over publishing duties at the paper earlier this year, she reclaimed a role for women carved out by grandma Katharine Graham in the 1970s. But this 131-year-old broadsheet has its share of Marcuses, Miltons, and Boisfeuillets (dude name!) to go around. Let’s go straight to the masthead!
Chairman Boisfeuillet Jones, Jr. (Male, 10 points)
Publisher and CEO Katharine Weymouth (Female, ZERO)
Executive Editor Marcus W. Brauchli (Male, 8 points)
President and General Manager Stephen P. Hills (Male, 7 points)
Chairman of the Board Donald E. Graham (Male, 6 points)Vice President At Large Benjamin C. Bradlee (Male, 5 points)
Vice President At Large Leonard Downie, Jr. (Male, 4 points)
Vice President of Operations Michael Clurman (Male, 3 points)
Managing Editor Philip Bennett (Male, 2 points)
Deputy Managing Editor Milton Coleman (Male, 1 point)
That comes to an impressive 46 out of 55 on the Manly Index, or roughly 84 percent manliness. For one woman, Weymouth has managed to significantly affect the manliness of a paper simply littered with Y chromosomes. For what it’s worth, we’re willing to bet she was a legacy.
GLASS CEILING CRACK WATCH: With three women suiting up at Congressional Quarterly and Weymouth weighing in over at the Post, our current crack count rises to a robust 12. (That’s 12 positions filled by females in the 40 positions surveyed so far in the media division)