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Tumblr blog shaming ‘manels’ goes viral

by Futures Centre, May 27
1 minute read

A Tumblr blog called Congrats! You Have an All-Male Panel is publishing photos of all-male panels, or ‘manels’, decrying failures to represent any of the diverse views of half the global population.  


As Olivia Crellin reports on the BBC, the blog started in February 2015 and featured 200 photos, submitted from people from about 10 countries.

Crellin writes, “The simple but now viral idea is the project of the Finnish feminist researcher and artist Saara Sarma, who specialises in internet parody images and memes. Whether it’s a Global Summit of Women with only men on the panel or back-to-back male panels in conferences, the images on the site bring home the message that gender equality among rostrums of leaders or experts is in short supply.”

Image caption: Representing limits to representation

Image credit: UOttawaAlumni / Flickr


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