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Hey newsletter friends,
This is Mark from Revue and I’m back from vacation.
Seems that you enjoyed the two special editions that I scheduled while I was away. I got a lot of nice replies from readers who found the newsletter guides and examples useful. I’m still working through my inbox, but will reply to everyone as always.
On vacation, I read Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez. Invisible Women exposes the gender data gap, which everybody should be very aware of. So today I wanted to write about newsletters by women and for women.

Newsletters by women and for women
Invisible Women is a very well written and researched book about a world largely built for and by men and systematically ignoring half the population.
It’s quite maddening to read about all the examples of systems that are designed for men and make life harder and more dangerous for women — toilets, cars, medication, cities, and most everything else that matters in life.
Caroline gets a lot of feedback on her book and decided to start a newsletter to share the replies, grow the community and keep the conversation going.
But then the book came out. And there you all were. An army of very visible women (and yes some men). And not only did you tell me that the world suddenly made sense to you, that you felt seen. You started sharing your own stories. You started telling them to me, to other people, to strangers in queues for the toilet.
The newsletter is great and continues right where the book left off, with lots of disturbing examples. There’s a “Gender Data Gap of the week”, a “Default Male of the Week”, articles, links, campaigns to get involved in and — in case you need some extra convincing to subscribe — the “Poppy Pic of the Week”.
Right in line with the need to close the gender gap, yesterday saw the launch of The 19th*, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom on a mission to empower all women.
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Much like Invisible Women, The 19th* is of extremely high quality with a super star team and significant funding from Kathryn Murdoch and Craig Newmark. The Cut has a great profile:
In roughly six months, Ramshaw and her co-founder, Amanda Zamora, the former chief audience officer at the Texas Tribune, had raised almost $2 million, a number they’ve since grown to $8.5 million. The women decided to use a nonprofit revenue model that would rely on a mix of philanthropic donations, digital ads, paid membership, and corporate sponsorships for live events
And, of course, The 19th* also has a newsletter, written by Annelise McGough and aimed to build community and drive conversion to membership.
Invisible Women and The 19th* are two great examples of newsletters by women for women. And there are many more.
My former colleague Veselina Gerova made this list about newsletters by women for women back in 2017. Most of the newsletters are still going strong including:
Larger publishers are also focusing on gender issues more these days and launched newsletters on the topic, such as The New York Times “In Her Words”, Fortune’s “The Broadsheet”, for and about the world’s most powerful women, or “Gender at Work” recently launched by Business Insider.
I probably forgot a few great ones, so please feel free to reply and send me your favorites.
The week in newsletters
Quite a few interesting newsletter articles were published while I was reading Invisible Women. So here’s what you need to know to be all caught up after vacation.
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