Does it disturb anyone else that only one of the seven 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees is a woman?
I looked up the honorees for the last 10 years. Over that time, about two-thirds of the recipients of this distinguished lifetime achievement award have been men. As with the under-representation of Latinos discussed in this article, the unvarnished numbers bring up real questions about bias in the selection process.
In a country where more than 50% of the population is female, surely the Kennedy Center can find as many women worthy of this honor as men.