Date: 2012-10-09 07:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] owlmoose
I don't have much to say about this dataset specifically, but I think it's great that you went through this and crunched all the numbers. It's always good to see the truth about gender balance laid out like this. This reminds me of the research that's been done about mixed gender groups: that people look at a group made up of 50% women and 50% men, and see it as being weighted towards women. It takes something like a 25/75 ratio before people think of it as "balanced". Which is just mind-boggling.

This also makes me want to pull up that NPR "best of YA list" from earlier in the summer and do the numbers on that, like I did for the "best of SF/F" list they did last year.
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