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How many people does it take to say that the gender inbalance in SF outlets is a problem before it's seriously acknowledged, and accepted, as a problem?

Reasons, blame, motives, agenda, solutions and reason aside.

When is it allowed to be just ... an issue?

When will we be able to get past that discussion and start looking deeper at the more interesting aspects of it?


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capnoblivious
Jan. 12th, 2009 04:19 am (UTC)
Re: Some stats ...
A little from column A, a little from column B. Initially selection was by a female editor; further selection was by a male/female team working in concert; some of the editing was done by an additional female editor.

(The male = me.)

(I may also be partly responsible for the slump in female pubs in 2004 - #15 had all male authors but one.)
girliejones
Jan. 12th, 2009 04:32 am (UTC)
Re: Some stats ...
oh yeah that's right. *points finger at YOU*
capnoblivious
Jan. 12th, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)
Re: Some stats ...
*mumbles*: 'mnotsexist.

girliejones
Jan. 12th, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
Re: Some stats ...
heh.
punktortoise
Jan. 12th, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)
Re: Some stats ...
Well, issue #15 would have contributed. But I've seen exactly the same breakdown for other issues, including female-edited ones.

In any case, it's rare to get gender parity in any particular issue. Issue 10 and issue 28 achieved that Nirvana, and issue 4 also came very close, but most issues end up being either female-dominated or male-dominated. More often the latter. And it's also the case that none of ASIM's female-author-dominated issues have been male-edited.

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