I love the Monthly. I always look forward to each new issue as one of the few sources of decent journalism and political and cultural writing we have available. But I am dismayed that the August cover was so completely male, and the ratio inside only moderately better. I hope for much better than this from such an important publication.
[Thanks, Suzanne. Your criticism of the cover is entirely reasonable. However, we must disagree about the ratio inside. There were nine female contributors and five male contributors to the August issue — ed.]