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Society done with closing gender gap as The Economist hires first-ever female editor

Society done with closing gender gap as The Economist hires first-ever female editor

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People in society will go back to resting on their laurels as hire has been hailed as progress, gender equality.


Congratulating itself for reaching the pinnacle of its achievements, society by-and-large has given itself a pat on the back as it has been announced that The Economist, a magazine filled with summaries of things that have happened the past week or so and then publishing it like it is news, has appointed a woman as its next editor-in-chief.

Zanny Minton Beddoes (top, left), 47, a trained economist who has worked in the publication for the last 21 years, will be taking over the reins from John Micklethwait (top, right) to be the 17th editor-in-chief.

Paul Hornner, a member of society and subscriber to The Economist, said having a woman at the helm is a remarkable step forward for Man and History: “This is progress, if not, the end of trying, no doubt. I think society’s job is pretty much done here. What more is there to achieve?”

“This is the first time in The Economist‘s 172-year history that they hired a woman. All debts from the past have been settled. Man and Woman are now finally equal. We can go back to resting on our laurels now that this has come to pass.”

At press time, society noticed there might have been a glitch, as it has been discovered that true gender equality would only be achieved when a woman gets hired to be an editor and it doesn’t even make it into the news.


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