Clearly the times are not a-changin’. While we applaud legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan for his Nobel Prize in literature, we can’t help but feel a little disappointed that not a single one of the 11 winners this year was a woman. With six categories including medicine, economics and peace, it’s a step backward. Turns out some people on social media feel the same way.
In its 115-year history, only 48 women have won the Nobel Prize compared with 833 men. This marks the first time in years that none of the honorees were women. Both 2014 and 2015 saw two female winners each, the former including Malala Yousafzai, who became the youngest-ever Nobel laureate. This lack of gender diversity might just be indicative of a greater issue. Next trending hashtag #NobelsSoMale, anyone?