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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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bluetyson
Jan. 15th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC)
Not sure about don't read it, as in hardly any.. I would imagine the proportion of readers of is higher than the proportion of writers of given all the 'women read heaps more' numbers bandied around.

However, I'd imagine the proportions of women that are readers of SF is lower than other genres. Maybe it is 50-50 of 40-60 or something, as opposed to 70-30 for fantasy and crime, and 95-5 for romance, or something.

So possibly female perceptions of it are skewed, because while the large majority of fiction publishing is aimed at them in general, and they are used to that - this is one area where it isn't such a large majority, so it appears that way.

Probably some study somewhere that has a survey I guess.

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