The most identifiable people in this arena aren’t "traditional" scholars. They’re usually not researchers, scientists, or writers by education or trade. Instead, they seem to have just put themselves forth as vessels — to study the world, share their observations, and sprinkle in their own thinking along the way. The other thing they have in common: they’re men.
I agree with the observation.
One name(male) missed---Nassim Taleb.
I think it is surely bias and nothing else. I observe this on TV too.
Hmm. Maybe I'm not getting the definition right, but when I tried to picture "public intellectuals," the first two that I came up with were Heather Cox Richardson and Rebecca Solnit.
very interesting indeed and makes me wonder: what might be the impact on young girls? (thinking about my nieces here; are kids’ girl friends - all below 10 y/o)