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Pictures really do tell a thousand words.

A Tumblr page entitled "Congrats, you have an all male panel" throws into stark relief just how guy-centric many of the panels at universities, think tanks, and companies are.

Launched a couple of months ago, the page has picked up steam this week, with people sending in submissions of panels featuring mostly middle-aged, Caucasian men.

Check out a few of the featured posts, which all feature an image of David Hasselhoff giving the thumbs up:



Sure, not every event or forum looks like this. But, statistically, most do.

Women hold less than five percent of CEO positions at S&P 500 companies. Female lawmakers comprise less than 20 percent of Congress. And women remain severely underrepresented in leadership positions at think tanks and in tech companies.


Emily DeRuy is a Washington, D.C.-based associate editor, covering education, reproductive rights, and inequality. A San Francisco native, she enjoys Giants baseball and misses Philz terribly.