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Puzzled

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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girliejones
Jan. 12th, 2009 05:44 am (UTC)
Re: From someone completely unconnected with it all
I guess coming in at the reader end and showing that the declining audience of these outlets may in part be that they are not appealing to as many readers as they might be able to ?
homonculus
Jan. 12th, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
Re: From someone completely unconnected with it all
But going about it this way will once again run into the question of whether the material that this readership wants really exists to be published.

What would you say, for example, if a publisher/editor replied to your comment by saying "That's great, gj, we agree completely and would love to publish it. But nobody is supplying us with stories like this?"

Would you believe it?
girliejones
Jan. 12th, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
Re: From someone completely unconnected with it all
I might believe it. Cause it would at least run with the "we only publish the good material". They would then need to prove their argument by directly inviting such material to be submitted. And after an extensive search, if there really were not enough submissions - or women writers just aren't as good as male ones - then I'd have to just go read a different genre I guess.
homonculus
Jan. 12th, 2009 05:55 am (UTC)
Re: From someone completely unconnected with it all
Now, if we can just convince the publishers to put out the call, eh?
girliejones
Jan. 12th, 2009 05:58 am (UTC)
Re: From someone completely unconnected with it all
First we have to convince them there's an issue.
homonculus
Jan. 12th, 2009 06:01 am (UTC)
Re: From someone completely unconnected with it all
I'm starting to feel like I'm reading a text version of "there's a hole in my bucket" :)
girliejones
Jan. 12th, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
Re: From someone completely unconnected with it all
Heh. well yeah, you've been following the argument right?

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