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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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strangedave
Jan. 12th, 2009 07:28 am (UTC)
That is the interesting question, and the only one worth answering.

Once the question is raised, there are always people, essentially, trying to work out who is at fault, and desperately trying to prove it isn't *them* at fault. But if the problem was in an easily identifiable place like at the editorial end, it would also be easy to fix.

But if it turns out it the issue is about the number of women who submit, then the cause is something more fundamental, and harder to fix. Quite likely something about how science fiction is, for the most part, only read in certain societies with some fairly deep biases about what different sexes should be 'concerned' about.

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